Douglas Brake’s organic fall into children’s music

Originally published here for Ruckus Magazine. Douglas Brake of Douglas Brake and the Sizzle, Hiss, Pop Band didn’t just wake up one day and say, “Hey, I should write and play kid music.” It happened organically, late one night while Brake was trying to get his then-1-year-old son to fall asleep. “I ran out of songs … More Douglas Brake’s organic fall into children’s music

I’m going to miss listening to “Cahhh Talk on NP-Ahhhh”

Yesterday, Click and Clack, the Tappet brothers, (Tom and Ray Magliozzi) who always warn their listening audience, “Don’t drive like my brother!  And don’t drive like my brother!” announced to the world they were retiring in September after their 25-year run of hosting  their radio show “Car Talk” on NPR. I found out  they were … More I’m going to miss listening to “Cahhh Talk on NP-Ahhhh”

‘Napalm Girl’: An Iconic Image Of War Turns 40 : NPR

‘Napalm Girl’: An Iconic Image Of War Turns 40 : NPR. NPR’s “Weekend Addition” had a segment this morning on the 40th anniversary of the iconic “Napalm Girl” photograph taken by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut. The article  (linked above) on NPR’s website was taken from their radio segment and is a quick, intriguing read … More ‘Napalm Girl’: An Iconic Image Of War Turns 40 : NPR

This would have been nice to have 7 months ago

First, let me be PERFECTLY CLEAR that I LOVE my job right now and it was totally worth everything. However, this might have saved me from the death-trap that was my temp job for four months. How ironic. Posted 05-13-11 – Entry Level Paralegal (Downtown Decatur) Small, downtown Decatur firm seeks Legal Assistant or entry-level … More This would have been nice to have 7 months ago

“The Milton Point”

Pitchfork: Poptimist: Poptimist #38. This post is extremely well written and it definitely makes you think! It is a must-read article for people who are music fans, psychologists, historians or all of the above. It may seem like an odd combination, but it actually all fits together. Really.