Nothing Good Gets Away

Nothing Good Gets Away

While catching up on my Google reader this morning, I came across this letter, written by John Steinbeck to his son Thom, who had written from boarding school to tell his father he was in love, and to ask his advice. Steinbeck, being the great writer and observer of human behavior that he was, replied: … Continue reading

The Art of the Cover

The Art of the Cover

Probably the only thing I like better than great songs is great COVERS of great songs. So today’s post is a meditation on this subject. Bear with me, there are cool videos at the bottom. We begin with the great song: “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye. When I first heard it on … Continue reading

Beat It

This video combines a few of my favorite things: the Summer Olympics, music, and the Ronson family. OK, that last one is a bit of a stretch, but who doesn’t love I ❤ Ronson, right? Anyway, Mark Ronson – who is mostly famous (to me, at least) for his song “Valerie” with the late, great … Continue reading