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Rankstravaganza 2017: My Top 30 Songs of the Year

Even the shittiest of years can produce moments of musical transcendence. The tumult of 1968 gave us Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison, Sweetheart of the Rodeo and Bookends, for starters. Stephen Foster probably wrote some pretty melody or other in … Continue reading

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Rankstravaganza 2013: My 30 Favorite Songs of the Year

Once again, I’m turning this in a few days past deadline. No matter! It’s still not too late to celebrate 2013, which in my musical estimation was a year of songwriters singing about specific places, of longer-than-long-awaited follow-ups, of gorgeous … Continue reading

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Yacht rock: America’s Cup demonstrates awesome taste in music at San Francisco celebration

On Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending the presentation celebrating San Francisco’s selection as the venue for the 34th America’s Cup. (You can read my newsier, keeping-the-ol’-journalism-skills-in-check take on the event here.) In the hour before the event began, … Continue reading

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Rankstravaganza 2010: Top 30 tracks yadda yadda yadda, No. 20-11

And we’re back, still counting down my favorite tracks of the year … or at least those by artists not represented on my ranking of albums of 2010. You can read all about the whole convoluted reasoning, plus tracks 30-21, … Continue reading

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