Song Siblings: Billy Joel’s “I’ve Loved These Days” & Joseph Arthur’s “I Miss The Zoo”

Song Siblings: Billy Joel’s “I’ve Loved These Days” & Joseph Arthur’s “I Miss The Zoo”

I love to analyze music, especially comparing similarities in songs. Whether it’s the arrangement, sound of a particular instrument, or thematic elements; I think it’s a useful exercise as a musician. This is the initial installment of what I intend…

Where Are We Now?

Where Are We Now?

Much of the news cycle is following two tracks: Trump’s cabinet picks and the big question of “What happened?” in this election. I’ll get to the cabinet picks later, but that second question isn’t going to have a simple answer…

‘Til The 21st Century Lose

‘Til The 21st Century Lose

This week has crawled by. If I can be sure of anything, it’s that I’ve been shaken out of my complacency and so have many others. It’s been nice to talk to people and see the connections being made on…

Goodbye, Leonard Cohen

Goodbye, Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen died this week. I lost a spiritual guide. Cohen’s music came into my life at a strange time. I was struggling with leaving one relationship and starting another. I remember feeling lost. It was in that overlap, ending…

Signal To Noise

Signal To Noise

Like everyone else right now, I’m trying to process what’s happened. I feel profound sadness. I’m mournful for what was and fearful for what will be. There was much about a Hillary Clinton presidency from which I would have benefited;…

Sideways in Reverse

Sideways in Reverse

An objective we strive for on this blog is honesty and transparency; to share how we walk through our lives, what feelings and thoughts accompany us along the way, and which approaches we choose to embrace. For that to work,…

Žižek on Wisdom

Žižek on Wisdom

Personally, one of the most interesting and entertaining modern philosophers is Slavoj Žižek. If you’re not acquainted then I highly recommend checking out his many works and lectures. I based a large part of my analysis of the film SNOWPIERCER…