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Hallelujah Elvis

My favorite cover of an Elvis Costello song so far: “The Comedians” by Roy Orbison. Malcolm Gladwell spends the first 10… read more Hallelujah Elvis

David Bowie

The Venture Brothers is my favorite Bowie-Non-Bowie comedy performance. Kara Eva Schiegl writes a pithy piece on David Bowie as… read more David Bowie

Are We Still Devo?

Bob Casale’s death has me combing YouTube and the rest of the web for clips and stories about Devo. A… read more Are We Still Devo?

Can A Song Save Your Life?

The Thursday after the 4th, they shot scenes for the movie, Can A Song Save Your Life? in my neighborhood…. read more Can A Song Save Your Life?

Ziggy Stardust Turns 40

The Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust turned 40 this June. To celebrate, EMI released a remastered version of the original album…. read more Ziggy Stardust Turns 40

Wicked Little Earworm

I know exactly how Hedwig got into my head. It was Wayne County being interviewed in a BBC documentary about… read more Wicked Little Earworm

Once in a Lifetime: Ten Years of Telling My 9/11 Story

There’s a curious lyric right after the famous opening lines of the Talking Heads song, “Once In A Lifetime.” Letting… read more Once in a Lifetime: Ten Years of Telling My 9/11 Story

Remembering Sir

Right around the fifth paragraph of Marie Lee’s op-ed in the New York Times To Sir With Love started playing… read more Remembering Sir

Under the Covers

Girl in a Coma’s Adventures in Coverland is a good covers album. The songs they chose to include work well… read more Under the Covers

My Top 5 Educational TV Theme Songs

AM New York ran two highly entertaining and highly distracting (and highly debatable) articles: A timeline of TV theme songs… read more My Top 5 Educational TV Theme Songs

Christmas Wrapping

Why isn’t there an “Official” video for this song? Every Christmas I get  the Waitresses’ Christmas Wrapping stuck in my… read more Christmas Wrapping

Imagine 30 Years Ago

Bowie credits Lennon for inspiring “Fame.” Thirty years ago today. Where was I? High School. It feels like I was… read more Imagine 30 Years Ago

Tuesday Tickler: Apache

I don’t know which is funnier, this scene from the Prince of Bel Air, or the original that’s been floating… read more Tuesday Tickler: Apache

Every Sha La La La

Sometimes when I sit down to write, I open my Web browser intending to find the source of a quote… read more Every Sha La La La

Twilight Time

I wouldn’t call it an earworm (or ohrwurm) as defined by EarwormsResearch.org – “the earworm phenomenon – getting a catchy,… read more Twilight Time

For the Record

Listening to Rosanne Cash speak at the Times Center got me thinking about what “The List” I give my children… read more For the Record

Cassette Regret

I sold my entire cassette collection (over 100 New Wave classics from the 80s and 90s) for $12 on Craig’s… read more Cassette Regret

Make Music New York 06.21.08

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoW1jjsFQjo] It was a case of wrong place, wrong time for my wife, the boys, and me at this year’s… read more Make Music New York 06.21.08

The Conqueror Ohrwurm

You know… When the sun shines We’ll shine together Told you I’ll be here forever Said I’ll always be your… read more The Conqueror Ohrwurm