“The last thing the world needs is another piece of sociopolitical commentary.” That’s the first line of notes introducing The Avett Brothers’ new album, Close Than Together.
What can we say about this album? It’s halfway political, halfway personal. But maybe that’s part of the point, hence the title. It’s an intensely personal work, born out of their own private experiences and feelings, and at some point those feelings were about the news cycle. Continue reading
Hey all! I’ve been a little incapacitated this weekend, so in lieu of a regular post, I’m sharing this rad video from The Bible Project on Generosity.
This week, instead of my own post, I’d like to invite you all to read a post by my friend, Cliff Boyd, on the resurrection. Continue reading
Remember when little Johnny Mayer was singing about his missing lunchbox? He’s grown up so much. In his first major album, Room for Squares, the pop blues rock artist drew sweeping attention with “Your Body is a Wonderland,” a song about girly parts. Fans ate it up. Continue reading
Remember Saved by the Bell? Maybe you remember it like this.
Zack Morris is an incorrigible student who wields his charm in and out of trouble. He’s the student struggling to be himself at school by conforming to all the rules that keep him from being such a charming ball of mischief. The show could exist without any of the characters, except for Morris, because what kid doesn’t want to get away with, well, whatever they want?
But there’s another character the show couldn’t be without: Mr. Belding. Continue reading
I did some thinking, and I figured out all the hats:
Readers, Mockingheart Review has published my latest poem, “The Heartwind.”
Read it here on their website.