Go Bathe Yourself In Fire

You fought hard and you saved and learned, but all of it’s going to burn. And your mind, your tiny mind, you know you’ve really been so blind. Now’s your time burn your mind. You’re falling far too far behind. Oh no, oh no, oh no, you gonna burn! Fire, to destroy all you’ve done. [...]

Herr And Back Again

When the temperature is hovering around 100 most people do the sensible thing and stay indoors or at least in the shade with an iced glass of planters’ punch. However, during the heat wave we had this summer I showed my contrarian nature and went out. Possibly the reason for this was just to gather [...]

Neko Case in Raleigh

Last Tuesday we went out on the town (not the town I live in since there isn’t much town to out upon) and saw Neko Case in concert. It took place at the lovely Meymandhi Concert Hall in Raleigh, NC. If you don’t know who Ms. Case is you might recognize her as part of [...]

1988: Syd Barrett: Opel/Opel

Recently music memes have been popping up quite a bit on Facebook and other places. I was reflecting on whether to do one of those when I realized that some songs were closely related to specific years in my life. Sometimes a song can set up a sympathetic resonance with a certain time or event [...]