When discussing animals in song, it is important to distinguish between a track that uses an animal as a metaphor - for freedom or wildness, usually - and a song that is actually about an animal. We will be exploring the latter in this month's animal-style Nitpick Six series. Here are the six best s ... More >>
Photo by Roy KastenSarah Jarosz, solo at the Duck Room
Sarah Jarosz | Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine
Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
August 4, 2011
My short-term memory isn't what it used to be. One example: I can't remember the last time I was wrong.
Scratch that: I can. This June, when ask ... More >>
David WaldmanOwen Pallett, performing live.In conversation, composer/violinist/songwriter Owen Pallett is outspoken. This might surprise those familiar with his music - from the serene orchestration on his acclaimed 2010 record, Heartland, and his previous work under the Final Fantasy moniker ... More >>
myspace.com/StLGateKeepersâ€‹Well, this is preferable to the men forming a burlesque group. But give 'em three more years and that might happen.What's the dude equivalent of the "I'm Betty Page" phenomenon? "I'm Fonzie?" "I'm Garrison Keillor?"
Last night was the debut of Joe Buck's new show on HBO, called, appropriately enough, Joe Buck Live. Now, let me get this out of the way at the very beginning: I'm a fan of Joe Buck. I've always enjoyed listening to him call a game, whether that be on television or on the radio. He isn't his father, ... More >>