Hayward Williams – Fades Away

Hayward Williams – Fades Away

Tonight, I feel like my whole body is made out of memories. I'm a mix-tape, a cassette that's been rewound so many times you can hear the fingerprints smudged on the tape. -- Rob Sheffield, Love Is a Mix Tape All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking....

Matthew Barton – When I Was Young

Matthew Barton – When I Was Young

It is really true what philosophy tells us, that life must be understood backwards. But with this, one forgets the second proposition, that it must be lived forwards... Life at any given moment cannot really ever be fully understood. -- Søren Kierkegaard, Journals...

Furry Lewis – Judge Harsh Blues

Furry Lewis – Judge Harsh Blues

The Mississippi Delta is a great wedge of alluvial floodplain — the dirt that’s laid down when a river comes out of its banks — that begins just below Memphis, reaches 90 miles across at its widest, then tips out at Vicksburg where the Yazoo River joins the...

Elizabeth Cotten – Freight Train

Elizabeth Cotten – Freight Train

I don't know when I first heard 'Freight Train.' I may have heard 'Freight Train' when the Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group performed it on the Ed Sullivan Show when I was three months old. The song was a big hit for them that year, reaching #5 on the UK charts. Or I may...

Static In Verona – Blinking Midnight

Static In Verona – Blinking Midnight

I am not calling Puddy. What did I do with my gloves? Oh, I bet I left them over at Puddy’s. I should call him. I need those gloves. No, I better not. I’ll call. (looks at table) Oh, look at that! There are the gloves. I was just about to call. There they are. That’s...

His Pioneers – Help Me Myra

His Pioneers – Help Me Myra

The years passed; mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes that genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution but, sadly, the greatest minds and resources were focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections... The number...

The Rabies – Adderall Girl

The Rabies – Adderall Girl

What is existence for but to be laughed at if men in their twenties have already attained the utmost? -- Søren Kierkegaard, Either/Or: A Fragment of Life To make a comeback, one must have previously achieved something. I can never make a comeback. If I ever accomplish...

The Suncharms – 3 Billion Heartbeats

The Suncharms – 3 Billion Heartbeats

I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don't intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises. -- Misattributed to Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong The human heart beats about three billion times during its lifetime, a lifetime...

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