Essays Archive

27 Jun 2008

Of Star Wars, Rita Coolidge and My Memory

Every time I hear Rita Coolidge’s “(Your Love Is Lifting Me) Higher and Higher,” I am immediately taken back to 1977, the first time I heard the song. I was all of 8 years old, and I
23 Jun 2008

Desert Island Disc: August and Everything After, Counting Crows

Top chart position: #4 Most of my friends and family know that my musical tastes tend to lean to the obscure – the less known, the better. I give two reasons for this: Obscure artists feel like
16 Jun 2008

Desert Island Disc: Some Kind of Wonderful

Perhaps the only thing more quintessentially 1980s than a John Hughes movie is the soundtrack to a John Hughes movie. Music from such films as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink and Weird Science usually had at