Category Archives: The Finer Things

Swan Lake

Thanks for sharing this, Alice – it took my breath away! And no, I am not going to be posting video constantly … but to make time for shoveling snow, I may fall back on this occasionally.  So here’s Shelby … Continue reading

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Shelby … She Can Pretty Much Sing Whatever She Wants To!

Chain of Fools … Shelby Lynne circa 1991.

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Another HollyCornblog Photo as the USMNT Gets Ready to WIN!

Here’s another great photo sent along by HollyCornblog … imagine it gracing your notecard collection!  😉 Who would you send this beauty to?  Or maybe you’d want to just frame it and keep it for yourself! (Can you tell that … Continue reading

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Friday's Fulsome Fulminations

Last night I saw Aimee Mann give a great concert at Tupelo Music Hall … her voice … her lyrics … her fights with the record companies … love ’em all!  Here’s an interview with Aimee from Out Magazine … … Continue reading

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Sub-Zero Sunday

It feels like Alaska here in NH this morning – and so my thoughts turn naturally to Sarah Palin.  She is a busy gal, you betcha. Everyone’s read, if they follow her at all, about how she is blaming the … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Alexander's Poetry – on a Sleety Saturday

There’s a very interesting article posted on Christmas Eve in the NY Times about Elizabeth Alexander – the poet who’ll be reading at Obama’s Inauguration. But for now, here is Elizabeth Alexander reading Ars Poetica #92: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lC9Vyhir2Y … and here … Continue reading

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Soccer This Saturday, and Some Other Stuff, Yeah

There is actually women’s soccer on TV this Sunday – amazing!  On the national team side of things, the Youth National Team is in Chile, where they play in the finals of their World Cup in a game that is … Continue reading

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Obama and Poetry

From The Poetry Foundation (via Alice) here is a link to a wonderful podcast on the subject of our new president’s relationship to poetry. How refreshing is it to even be able to contemplate such a subject!?

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Rockin' with the Leningrad Cowboys

I have just witnessed the most surreal, mind-blowing music video of my entire life. What makes it priceless is that it is, apparently, a real recording of a real event in Russia. Timothy Leary couldn’t have made this up. Please … Continue reading

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Willie, the Phillies, and Video Sillies

Yours truly went to see Willie Porter last night – an absolutely wonderful concert!  It was one of his best (in my relatively limited experience as a groupie).  He played a long and varied set and came back for several … Continue reading

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