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Whiskey, Prayers, and PTSD

Last Saturday, I was on my way back to Los Angeles from St. Louis (connecting in Phoenix). Normally, I sleep during flights. And while I was sure I would drift off on this particular flight, something kept me awake. I guess it started with free whiskey. A few minutes after I found my seat on […]

There Is An Opossum Outside My Apartment

An opossum lives in the shrubs near my apartment building.  Recently, he climbed up into the trees near my balcony on the second floor.  I can only guess that he is calculating his entrance into my apartment, where he will promptly scare me until my bowels are vacant, then bite into the fleshiest part of […]

Listen Up: Passion Pit’s “Carried Away”

Catchy song. Clever video. Cool style. (I especially love Sophia Bush’s charming 60s dresses!) All in an homage to intense, chaotic relationships.

Listen Up: G. Dep’s ‘Special Delivery (Remix)’

Today, my coworkers and I were talking about how the Harlem Shake has become an Internet meme–even though the 2013 version is not the real dance. So, out of curiosity, I asked them what the real Harlem Shake looked like, and they clued me in to this video from 2002. The kid rocks it. P. […]

Listen Up: Tame Impala’s “Mind Mischief”

This video from Aussie indie band Tame Impala is so mesmerizing that their song seems secondary, in comparison–even though they made the video to promote the latest single off of their new album Lonerism. In fact, the melody has nearly escaped me, yet the 5:37 of entrancing imagery remains. You can catch Tame Impala at […]

It’s a Dangerous World Out There, Kids…

Here’s the latest from The Lonely Island, featuring special guest and the most famous of all d-bags, Adam Levine if I have to hear “Moves Like Jagger” one more time I think I will poke my eyes out, along with the always-funny Andy Samberg, and super-surprise guest Danny McBride. Slap on your tinfoil hat, drape yourself […]

Listen Up: Brant Bjork & the Operators’ “Hindu 65”

I first heard this song in 2005, even though the album came out three years earlier. Upon first listen, the track evoked images of a young man being chased through a dark alley, but knowing precisely which routes to take because the streets had been his playground since he could walk. This song grabbed me […]