Essays Archive

27 Jun 2008

Of Star Wars, Rita Coolidge and My Memory

Every time I hear Rita Coolidge’s “(Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” I am immediately taken back to 1977, the first time I heard the song. I was all of 8 years old, and I
26 Jun 2008

‘Ebony and Ivory’

Recently, the USA Network has been airing promos for the third season of the comedy crime show Psych (a very good show, BTW) featuring the two main characters, Shawn and Gus, performing a parody of Paul McCartney
23 Jun 2008

Desert Island Discs: August and Everything After, Counting Crows

Top chart position: #4 Most of my friends and family know that my musical tastes tend to lean to the obscure – the less known, the better. I give two reasons for this: Obscure artists feel like