Monthly Archives: September 2012

365 DotU, Day 122 Will Be Your Huckleberry

As you may know by now, Iowa-born-and-raised singer Andy Williams passed away this week at the ripe old age of 84. He had a long career as a crooner, and was well known for a number of rather sweet hits. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter On The Subject of Names

Dear Authors/Screenwriters/Tale-tellers of All Sorts: I must begin with a confession: I have just met a character named Marmoset, and my life will never again be quite the same. Why, you ask? Why indeed. Consider, dear storyfolk, that there is … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 121 Exercises Poetic License With The Cover Concept

I’ve decided that I don’t read nearly enough poetry anymore. For a little while in college, I was really into it — I was mostly using German-language poetry to improve my acquaintance with the language (which it both did and … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 120 Is the Designated McCartney

I have been the Designated McCartney* for Beatles tunes all freakin’ summer. ALL. SUMMER. I give up. Fine. You win, Infectious Moptops. Resistance is Futile. I will cover a fucking Beatles song. On the ukulele. That is all. *The Designated … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 119 Is Walking Backwards In Its Hometown

I’ve already nattered on to everyone and sundry about how awesome Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are. I am grateful to have encountered the music they make, and totally awed by how they make it. Welch’s The Harrow and the … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 118 is Feeling A Bit Crowded

House, that is. Neil Finn and company. Woohoo! This is yet another in the long list of bands that my proto-hipster teenage self couldn’t attach herself to, even though she loved it. It’s another one of those hipster-blocked early loves … Continue reading

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Ethics and Music and Business, Oh My!

So, once upon a time, Amanda Fucking Palmer kicked a wasp’s nest… I’m not actually talking about the Kickstarter business and its potential effect on the music industry. As a musician and as a philosopher, I’m fascinated by the recent … Continue reading

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Skin Show

There are, as it turns out, a great many different ways to be naked. The baring of skin itself, first of all, is complicated. It involves more than merely removing clothing. The method of removal can send messages. Sometimes “revealing” … Continue reading

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Triumphant Disasters

There aren’t a lot of activities in life in which certain kinds of kooky mediocrity are properly celebrated. Aw, who am I kidding. There’s really only one that matters: Karaoke. Here’s the thing about karaoke: as a practice, it best … Continue reading

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365 DotU, Day 117: ATHOLL!

Dancing is an amazing thing that humans do. We dance in so many ways, for so many reasons (ranging from random fun to profound ritual). It can be an incredible bonding exercise. It can be so much FUN! ┬áIt can … Continue reading

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