Monthly Archives: March 2012

The Habitrail Critic Hopes That The Odds Are In Your Favor

Be clear from the start: The Hunger Games is no Twilight. It is no Harry Potter franchise. It is not Battle Royale, either. It is quite a different thing altogether. [Spoilers follow. If you can’t handle that, why the hell are you still reading?] … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 100 Has The Milestone Blues

Whew! Took me long enough! Only 265 songs to go! *faints dead* AAAAnyhooooo…this week, I’m working on learning some different strumming skills, so I decided to focus on the blues. Yesterday’s offering (which I’ll probably perform much differently than the … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 99 Would Like Several Reasons, But Will Settle For One

One of the covers that’s stuck with me through playing with lots of different people is Tracy Chapman’s “Give Me One Reason,” a sweet ol’ bluesy groove of a song that’s usually cool for both the audience and the players. … Continue reading

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Leaps and Bounds

One of the things that I love about my usual watering hole is the decor. Bars can be charming or horrid or amusing or dull in many different ways (one local dive actually has a huge mural of dogs playing … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 98 Jumps Aboard The Hallelujah Bandwagon

I’m a little uncomfortable with today’s song, to be honest. It’s not the song’s fault. I love this song. I love it in several forms, performed by a broad range of performers. That’s the problem, really. Everyone — everyone — does … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 97: The Return of the Ukulele

Confession time: I am becoming a bit of an instrument hoarder. I am particularly acquisitive w/r/t instruments with the word “tenor” in their names (tenor banjo, tenor guitar, and now…yep, I have one, a tenor ukulele). Yeah. Whatever. Don’t judge … Continue reading

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