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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Hymn To Her

Well they raised that horse to be a jumper .. Tom Myers once told me that he heard the “I was flyin’” line in Tom Petty’s Runnin’ Down A Dream song as “I was sublime.” I myself once thought the “how my poor heart aches” line in Sting’s Every Breath You Take was “I’m a […]

Big Muddy

nothin’ illegal; just a little bit funny Springsteen wrote the tune, in deference to Pete Seeger, on 1992’s Lucky Town. It’s a difficult one for me to get through now, because I have a specific memory of my old pal John C. Spears wading in my parents’ swimming pool, clad only in what my brother […]

Wire Wrap

rip ‘n’ run Both Davids – Simon and Chase – should take heart in the amount of critical attention given to the final acts of their respective creations. While The Wire may have ended a bit too neatly and The Sopranos a bit too obscurely for some, it was only because they both left the […]

Hillary Rodham Lott

An off the cuff remark by an Obama advisor featured in this article provides what has to be one of the least startling angles on this campaign: a lot of people are rightfully wary of the Clintons in general, and Hillary in particular. Shortly after I read the quote, I received an email from Clinton’s […]