All About to Happen

A few suggested study questions to assist in your enjoyment of “All About to Happen“: 1. Is this song too callow a rip-off of Yo La Tengo’s “Autumn Sweater”? 2. What’s with the New Order/Cure fetish lately?  Isn’t {songwriter} aware that the synth-rock revival has come and gone? 3. BONUS: What is the secret connection … Continue reading

Betcha

“Betcha” is another attempt to wrap my gawky arms around that slippery ideal, American roots rock-n-roll.  Running down a dream, if you will.  Here are some possible influences: Tom Petty (very likely), Lucinda Williams, Dylan (at least as far as my weird vowel pronunciations are concerned), Sheryl Crow (for straight-aheaditude), and Richard and Linda Thompson’s … Continue reading