Tag Archives: Spoon

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 2014: My 30 favorite songs of the year

I basically haven’t posted anything new to this blog since my 2013 year-end roundup. It’s been a busy year full of new challenges and responsibilities, but I’ve continued to listen to new music and compulsively keep track of what got … Continue reading

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Racking Up Plays: “Eyeoneye” by Andrew Bird

These are the posts where I gush about some song that I’ve got a huge crush on at the moment, and you put up with it and listen because you’re a good friend. “Eyeoneye,” Andrew Bird Holy cow, it’s been … 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: My Top 15 albums of 2010

Welcome, friends, to Rankstravaganza 2010, because it’s not the Internet without subjective lists. Continue reading

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