Archive for the 'song' Category

but *is* there a ghost?

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Sometimes I have doubts. I think ‘can I really do this?’ I wonder if the things I put into the world have any value. And then I go listen to ‘Is There A Ghost’ by Band of Horses, and I remind myself: *this song has only three lines *I like this song *I paid actual […]

love that song about Ohio!

Wednesday, August 1st, 2018

I think I’ve written before about my willingness to accept lyrics as I hear them, regardless of whether they make any sense at all. (See: “she’s gonna have kittens,” and “it’s worth all the ex-laws,” which I *still* think is a better line than “all that’s lost.”) Anyway, I’ve gotten tripped up by this twice […]

music Monday

Monday, June 4th, 2018

A couple weeks ago, I got to thinking I should make a list of songs I might want to acquire at some point. And I thought ‘hey, what about that one that always reminds me of Les Mis, with the friends who say it looks like you’ve seen a ghost?’ But it’s not like I […]

workaday Wednesday

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

Since it is unseasonably warm at the moment, a post about going outside at work! 1. I work near an airport, which means every once in a while a very low-flying plane will go over while I’m out walking. This constantly gives me the urge to throw my hand up in the air, Free Willy […]

The Longest Night of the Year

Thursday, December 21st, 2017

“They say that spring will come again No one knows exactly when. Still the sun’s a long lost friend On the longest night of the year. We stare into the firelight While December beats outside Where the darkest hearts reside On the longest night of the year So keep me safe and hold me tight […]

Christmas music part 2

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

More Christmas music! Songs I don’t hear on the radio but absolutely love. 1. Joy (Tracey Thorn) (youtube) 2. Bless Us All (The Muppet Christmas Carol) (youtube) 3. The Atheist Christmas Carol (Vienna Teng) (youtube) 4. Love is Christmas (Sarah Bareilles) (youtube) 5. Put a Little Holiday in Your Heart (LeAnn Rimes) (youtube)

Christmas music

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

Christmas is the only holiday I can think of that has So Much Music. And I made a playlist this weekend, but it’s kind of long-ish, so I’m splitting it up into sections. Today’s section: five songs I’ve heard on the radio, but would enjoy hearing more. 1. We Need a Little Christmas (Johnny Mathis) […]

“candles in the window, carols at the spinet”

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

“For we need a little music, need a little laughter Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter And we need a little snappy happy ever after We need a little Christmas now -“We Need a Little Christmas,” Johnny Mathis version

happy Solstice!

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

So keep me safe and hold me tight Let the candle burn all night Tomorrow welcome back the light It was the longest night of the year -“The Longest Night of the Year,” Mary Chapin Carpenter

musical interlude

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

When I realized that one song really *is* saying “cake by the ocean,” (‘Cake By The Ocean,’ DNCE) I thought I should check on a couple others. 1. The Mr. Mister song ‘Kyrie,’ is not a Star Wars inspired exhortation to carry a laser, as it turns out. According to google, the actual phrase is […]