I hate traffic, especially drug traffic, but also the congested, automobile variety. Today I was held up by a vast, right-lane conspiracy of cars blocking the road by driving so slow they Read More ›
[Note: September 25 – October 2 is Banned Books Week
I had the idea a while back to write a post about two of my favorite bands: Waterdeep and Wilco. I like alliteration and alphabetical categories as much as any other former English major, and the comparison of Read More ›
We are on the cusp of VDT Madness. In just a few months, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, as imagined by Michael Apted and, uh: Christopher Markus, Read More ›
My wife Taya posted another blog, and because I’m such a fan of her writing, I thought I’d share it here. These observations of hers come at the end of a challenging season in the Gray household. Hope you enjoy it.
There are rumors around town that there might be a new Ben Shive album on the horizon. If you love his Read More ›
The question was raised here recently whether the artist’s pursuit is selfish.
“…never again do I want to see / my own children running after me / teardrops on my collar and sleeves / ‘daddy don’t go… daddy don’t go…’ / let some other guy take my place / let some other fool sing these songs…” – Pierce Pettis. Some days I feel this song…
Last night I was in the Hatch for a good while. I sipped red, painted green, listened to blues and glowed gold in the spotlight. See, I have this clip-on lamp that hangs above my Read More ›
For two formative years of my life, my favorite song was Monty Python’s “The Lumberjack Song”. I was 13 and the silliness of Monty Python would make me laugh till tears leaked out Read More ›