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Ben Rector recap

So last night was my third and final concert of the year – Ben Rector, who I discovered last year and whose 2016 concert I passed on. It was at the Iowa State Memorial Union and put on by the Student … Continue reading

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Weather report

How often is it that you can remember what the weather was doing even a couple weeks ago, let alone a year ago or 20 years ago?  Honestly, it’s probably easier in the Internet age than it’s ever been, but … Continue reading

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Tamed & wild

Found out today that Mary Chapin Carpenter has a new album coming out in May. This is good news, as long time readers and those that know me well know that Mary Chapin Carpenter had a profound and lasting effect … Continue reading

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Run-Around / Blues Traveler

When I woke up today knowing that I had to do two posts, I had no idea that one of them would be for “Run-Around” – the best known song by jam band Blues Traveler and one that reminds me … Continue reading

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Bella Donna / Stevie Nicks

This wasn’t the post I intended to write tonight. Sometimes, the songs choose themselves. It’s been kind of a challenging month, and I’ve been feeling more acutely anxious in the last few weeks than I have in a while. I … Continue reading

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For a moment

I was walking home from work tonight and all night long, I’ve felt a little bit off. I haven’t been able to put my finger on why I felt that way or what was causing it, but nonetheless, it was … Continue reading

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You Gotta Be

Des’ree is another of those one-hit wonders from the 90s that I’m so fascinated with (although the ultimate one-hit wonder of the 90s is, and always will be, Goddess.) Again, she’s a one-hit wonder in the U.S., so don’t give … Continue reading

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Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm

I kind of feel like 90s nostalgia really has gotten a shot in the arm in the last few years, and rightly so.  A lot of classic parts of pop culture really did come from that decade – music, TV, … Continue reading

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Make It Happen

I absolutely loved Mariah Carey’s first album. A classic pop album of the 90s, so many things about it were exactly right. The balance between ballads and upbeat tunes was perfect. Her voice was in fine form. The songs themselves … Continue reading

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Lessons in love and loneliness

My wife’s new book, Love Lessons, is out today. It doesn’t really matter that this is her 14th novel (counting the ones she has cowritten with Marie Sexton) – it’s always a bit of a thrill when something I know … Continue reading

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