Advice From My Father

The best advice I can ever remember receiving came from my father. I think I was probably about 14 or 15 years old, on the cusp of high school and all the changes that come with that transition. I have a mental image that he's telling me this while he's driving me someplace—we're on Bompart … Continue reading Advice From My Father

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List: Top Five Story Songs — No. 1

This week, it's been all about Story Songs, those songs that adopt their own meanings, sometimes far from what the original artists meant. Previous editions are here and here and here and here. And finally, we come to: 1. Stay Free, by The Clash. Way back then, in the early early 1980s, we wrote letters. … Continue reading List: Top Five Story Songs — No. 1