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Song of the Day: Esther Rose – “My Favorite Mistake” (Sheryl Crow cover)

Posted by Greg on Mar 23, 2020 in Music

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Welps, here we are. Three weeks since a foot of my colon was removed, and a few days away from starting chemotherapy. Not to mention COVID-19 craziness. So yeah, things have been a bit too quiet around here. That’s going to change though. Read more…

 
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Artist of the Day: Joe Crookston

Posted by Greg on Feb 20, 2020 in Music

Take a moment today and download/stream a song by Joe Crookston. Doesn’t really matter what song in the end, odds are you’ll most likely be moved. Though there are quite a few songs we prefer (more on that later), chances are whatever you land on will feature first-rate songwriting, lyrics that read like a novella and polished musicianship. Crookston, a native Ohioan, who calls Ithaca, NY home is something of a Renaissance man. In addition to his duties as a singer-songwriter, he’s also an accomplished fiddle player, slide guitarist, painter, teacher and tour guide. Read more…

 
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Song of the Day: Satin Nickel – “Call It”

Posted by Greg on Feb 14, 2020 in Music

Happy Valentine’s Day, beloved readers. The 2020 return of our Song of the Day features the gorgeous indie-folk of Satin Nickel’s “Call It.” Buttressed by confident vocals, luxuriant strings and a sweetly affecting chorus, it is easily one of our favorite songs we’ve heard this year. Read more…

 
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Revisiting: A Q+A with Frederick Reiken

Posted by Greg on Feb 5, 2020 in Books

Since we’re referencing Frederick Reiken, here’s a Q+A we did with him a few weeks after we wrote the book review. Read more…

 
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Digging Through the Archives: Frederick Reiken’s Day for Night

Posted by Greg on Feb 5, 2020 in Books

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Slowly but surely we’ll begin migrating much of the content from our former home on the web (the now defunct Resident Media Pundit) and moving it over here. Those posts will be labeled Digging Through the Archives. After a long dialogue with a fellow book lover over email I found myself remembering 2010’s Day for Night and how much that book is a tonic for these divisive modern times. Head to the jump to see the original post. Read more…

 
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London Celebrates UK Americana Awards

Posted by Greg on Jan 31, 2020 in Music

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Nashville isn’t the only city hosting Americana music awards. Last night, London hosted Americana Music Association UK’s fifth annual UK Americana Awards, the culminating event of the AmericanaFest UK 2020. The awards ceremony was hosted by Sir Bob Harris and featured performances from the likes of Billy Bragg, The Felice Brothers and The Milk Carton Kids.

The winners list is below: Read more…

 
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We’re still here….go listen to The Weeklings

Posted by Greg on Jan 19, 2020 in Music

Pardon our radio silence, the Christmas/New Year’s holidays got the best of us and those pesky health issues have also reared their ugly head once again. This time though it was loud and emphatic. After seven months of doctor’s visits and an array of tests, it appears colon cancer is the ailment of this current season. We are still awaiting biopsy results and have a series of visits ahead of us, but suffice it to say, SITH may take a backseat in 2020. That of course was not the plan, and we’ll do our best to keep recommending media that speaks to us, but if we’re quiet, that’s why. Read more…

 
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Phoebe Bridgers Releases “Silent Night/7 O’Clock News”

Posted by Greg on Dec 12, 2019 in Music

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We’ve been reluctant to post Christmas songs this year but maybe that’s just because we were waiting for the right song to come along. Read more…

 
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Song of the Day: FLAX – “Language of the Birds”

Posted by Greg on Dec 10, 2019 in Music

It’s not exactly winter here in Central Florida, but being that most of the country has experienced winter to some degree, we thought we’d share a wintry effort from singer/songwriter FLAX, the recording moniker of New York City-born Sean Flax. Read more…

 
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The Top 30 Books of 2019

Posted by Greg on Dec 5, 2019 in Music

We’re downright bonkers for books. But much like our favorite albums this year we can’t separate the stack. Listed below are our favorite 30 books of 2019.

Disappearing Earth by Julia Phillips
On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong
Red At The Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
Fly Already by Etgar Keret
Say Nothing by Patrick Radden Keefe
Once Night Falls by Roland Merullo
In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
How To Do Nothing by Jenny Odell
What You Have Heard Is True by Carolyn Forche
Trust Exercise by Susan Choi
Read more…

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