Monthly Archives: April 2012

365 DotU, Day 105 Has No Twang Cred

I actually like quite a lot of old-school bluegrass music, and I find the people who do the style well as impressive as hell. There’s something personal and engaging and authentic about the music, and its best performers are powerful. … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 104 Caps Off A Week Of Being Mental

Just to keep this simple: Gillian Welch is awesome. There is no point in arguing with me about this, because I will simply refuse to listen. So is David Rawlings. They’re individually and collectively brilliant. They just write some good … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to, Apparently, Everyone

Damn it! Look, people, I know typographical errors happen. I know that this blog is teeming with them, in spite of my every effort to contain the menace. Typographical errors themselves are not necessarily a cause for alarm, although one … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 103 Wouldn’t Mind Much, Really

I’ve discovered a habit: if I can’t make it work on the 6 (guitar) or the 4 (tenor), I can make it work on the uke (or at least I’m happy to tell myself this). Example: Today’s song, “I Wouldn’t … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 102 Sometimes Wonders If You Are Real

I’m slowly putting together a collection of tunes for a solo performance, and I’ve discovered something a bit annoying: I am apparently a Melissa Etheridge tribute band. This is nothing deliberate on my part. I did not sit down and … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 101 Has Signed Its Donor Card

Once upon a time, when I was significantly younger than I am at present, I fell in love with a little Steve Martin/Lily Tomlin movie called All of Me. I enjoyed the way they worked together, and I absolutely adored … Continue reading

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