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Keeping anxiety at bay

I’m anxious about lots of things tonight. It’s been one of those kinds of days. The only trouble is I’ve had more of those days lately than I’d really like to have.  I know that I’m always going to be … Continue reading

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Mix CD Redux: Dan’s Tres Excellente CD

Once upon a time, probably in the spring on 1998 right after Ray Of Light was released, I made a mix tape and I cleverly called it “Dan’s Tres Excellente Tape.” I remember Heidi making fun of it because there … Continue reading

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Scaling back on concerts

Last year, I famously went to 10 different concerts. I enjoyed each and every one of them, but by the end of the year, I have to admit that I was pretty exhausted. I love the thrill of going to … Continue reading

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From 39 to 50

This is kind of a quick follow-up post on the first post of 2016, in which I vowed to increase my blogging output. WordPress had sent me an e-mail telling me that I had only made 39 blog entries for … Continue reading

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Future plans

2016 is nearly a memory, and as someone on Twitter said, I’m never drinking a bottle of 2016 anything. It’s easy to focus on the bad (mostly because there was a lot of it), but it wasn’t all bad and … Continue reading

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Dan’s 20 Favorite Songs of 2016: The Second 10

RCVR (featuring Debbie Gibson) / Big Black Delta I know next to nothing about Big Black Delta, but boy do I know plenty about the featured vocalist, Debbie Gibson. I met her this summer at Des Moines Pride and she … Continue reading

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Dan’s 20 Favorite Songs of 2016: The First 10

As MAD Magazine might say, here we go again with another ridiculous list of Dan’s 20 favorite songs of the year. Can we just all agree that 2016 really blew chunks? How many people did we lose, how many tragic … Continue reading

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