Sometimes I hear things on the radio or on my streaming service of choice or on friends’ records, and I think, “I’d like to play this song”. This is a very incomplete list of songs I’d like to cover at the moment: Simon Smith and the Amazing Dancing Bear by Randy Newman. I’d like this… Continue reading Songs I’d like to cover
I’m at a coffee shop in Minneapolis, and they are playing that Enya song from L.A. Story. I watched that movie over 100 times so far and still love it – in fact, it’s one of the few dvd’s I kept. My dad used to play that Enya song over and over on his computer,… Continue reading Dad Loved Enya’s Music
This morning, I listened to 3 The Night albums, pretty much straight through (I threw some Randy Newman in there as well). Then, somewhat out of the blue, I get an email from Jon saying, “New Album by The Night!”. The Night is one of those bands you kinda have to hear to understand, and… Continue reading The Night
My dad told me once that the happiest people on Earth are the ones who were born, raised, and died in Richmond, IL and never ventured further than Genoa City, WI. I think he was correct. Neither Dad nor I were so lucky… The following is an excerpt from A More Exciting Life: In childhood,… Continue reading The Cause of and Solution to Most of Ted & Gayle Haggards’ Problems (as well as my own)
I went fishing over the summer on one of the most boring fishing excursions that humankind has ever produced. It wasn’t the lack of fish – they were plentiful – it was the manner in which the fishing took place. We hired a fishing guide on a lake in Wisconsin. The guide had a fancy… Continue reading We’ve got a bite!