The article looks at the use of apostrophe in popular music, a figure of speech, often used in poetry where a poet speaks directly to an absent person, place, or thing.
A Deeper Look at Jason Isbell’s “Decoration Day”
For any Jason Isbell fan, "Decoration Day" is usually a favorite song, but the lyrics tell a complicated story. This piece explores the song's story and themes.
Maddy Walsh’s Tunnel of Love
A review of the latest album, The Tunnel Sessions, by Maddy Walsh from The Blind Spots, which was inspired by a tunnel in central Pennsylvania and the pandemic
Elizabeth heard the sirens blaring, a clangor that drove her to the window of her city apartment to see the tires screeching down the street below. But there was nothing---not an ambulance, not a fire truck, not even a single police car. Her husband, comfortably reading the New York Times in his winged-back chair, sat …
A Few Words for John Prine
I’ve been wanting to say a few words about the death of John Prine. It saddens me to write those words, and perhaps that’s why I’ve put off writing this post for so long. So much seems to have happened since then, but here goes. I came late to the music of John Prine, having …