This is not a Love Song

I’m glad almost everyone knows that “Every Breath You Take” is a stalker song, not a love song. It came up in conversation this week and I pointed out that while “Every Breath” is creepy, it’s got nothing on “Possession” by Sarah McLachlan. It seems I ruined the song for someone who thought it was […]

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The Night Disco Died

I like disco. I have to, I’m a bass player. Few of my students have gotten out of my practice room without learning the intro and verse parts of “Disco Inferno”. But I usually introduce the song as a left hand position exercise before saying it’s disco. Disco suffered a blow to it’s reputation on July […]

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Sackcloth and Ashes

Fifteen years is long enough. It is time to put away the sackcloth and ashes, time to dismiss the professional mourners. It is time to leave the solemn ceremonies to those who personally experienced loss. Let them mourn alongside those who understand, while the rest of us leave them in peace. National trauma, politicized trauma, […]

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