Life Is Wide

This week’s song, “Life Is Wide,” is a good hardworking song, not trying to get uppity or too big for its britches.  The title is a nod to Big Star’s “Life Is White.”  (Yes, that’s two Big Star shout-outs in two weeks.)  Don’t know how much the two songs have in common, aside from inscrutable … Continue reading

I Tried to Look Away

I’ve gotta say that I laughed more while working on “I Tried to Look Away” than I have for any other song in 52 Teeth history.  It totally turned on me!  No matter what I tried to add, it just kept getting worse and worse.  It must be some kind of titular curse, because the … Continue reading

A.W.O.L.

On this blog, I’ve gone through my share of unintentionally predictive titles. This week brings my first counterintuitive one. I feel sort of reinvigorated, it being the new year and all, and very present as far as this blog is concerned. So then, “A.W.O.L.” is a little misleading, right? I don’t feel truly at risk … Continue reading

All That I Can Do

I begin this week’s entry with another reference to Bob Marley, which is weird because I don’t usually think about him, and yet somehow in the context of this blog, I do. A few weeks ago, I wrote that, if I had to cover one Bob Marley hit, it would be “Redemption Song.” Well, the … Continue reading