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Listening to Sad Tunes

Listening to Sad Tunes

I rely solely on my more knowledgeable friends to give me music suggestions and shape my listening habits. This is a good idea because I’m basically tone deaf, and it allows for a bit of an eclectic personal playlist (that, at least, is my hope). To find something I really like, I keep my ears […]

Did I Listen to Nirvana Because I Was Angry? Or Was I Angry Because I Listened to Nirvana?

Did I Listen to Nirvana Because I Was Angry? Or Was I Angry Because I Listened to Nirvana?

Ladies and gentlemen, the opening chapter of A Mess of Help: From the Crucified Soul of Rock n Roll: I had tickets to see Nirvana in concert when Kurt Cobain killed himself. My friend and I had been looking forward to the show for months—it had already been postponed once—so the news of his death […]

Traded! Relationships and Contracts

Traded! Relationships and Contracts

Simon Rich’s “Trade,” in last week’s edition of Shouts & Murmurs, proved to be as comically thought-provoking as it was touching, comparing fictionally the pain of break-ups with the world of professional baseball trades: the sinking revelation that in both worlds there are the bipolar forces of loving commitment and legal expectation. It seems in […]