NPR Song Of The Day: Ry Cooder, ‘Cardboard Avenue’

Ry Cooder's My Name Is Buddy is out now.
Ry Cooder’s My Name Is Buddy is out now.

I’ve long been a fan of Ry Cooder and his extremely versatile and inventive, shape-shifting approach to guitar. Here’s a short thing on “Cardboard Avenue,” a song from one of his latest projects, My Name Is Buddy, for NPR’s Song of the Day. Read the essay and take a listen to the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: The Besnard Lakes, ‘Disaster’

The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse is out now.
The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse is out now.

Here’s a piece on on The Besnard Lakes’ “Disaster” from its album, The Besnard Lakes Are the Dark Horse, for NPR’s Song of the Day. To listen to the song and read the essay go here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: The Sea And Cake, ‘Crossing Line’

The Sea and Cake's Everybody is out now.
The Sea and Cake’s Everybody is out now.

Once again, here’s a short piece about The Sea And Cake’s song “Crossing Line,” from its new album Everybody, for NPR’s Song of the Day. Read the essay and listen to the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: The Broken West, ‘Hale Sunrise’

The Broken West's I Can't Go On, I'll Go On is out now.
The Broken West’s I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On is out now.

Here’s a piece about The Broken West’s “Hale Sunrise,” from its album I Can’t Go On, I’ll Go On for NPR’s Song of the Day. Check it out and listen here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: White Flight, ‘Pastora Divine’

White Flight's album is out now.
White Flight’s album is out now.

Here’s a short thing on “Pastora Divine” — a song by a local hometown musician from Lawrence, Kansas, White Flight, for NPR’s Song of the Day. Read the piece and listen to the song.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Swan Lake, ‘Widows Walk’

Swan Lake's Beast Moans is out now.
Swan Lake’s Beast Moans is out now.

Here’s a piece on Swan Lake’s song “Widows Walk” from its album Beast Moans for NPR’s Song of the Day. Read the piece and hear the song here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Amy Millan, ‘Skinny Boy’

Amy Millan's Honey From The Tombs is out now.
Amy Millan’s Honey From The Tombs is out now.

I have another feature for NPR’s Song of the Day, on “Skinny Boy,” a new song from Stars and Broken Social Scene singer Amy Millan. Read it here.

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NPR Song Of The Day: Robert Pollard, ‘Supernatural Car Lover’

Robert Pollard's Normal Happiness is out now.
Robert Pollard’s Normal Happiness is out now.

As an aspiring music critic and musician, I have been hard at work sending out a pitch here and there to get my name and fame. Well I can now say I have something published, in the form of NPR’s Song of the Day, the daily music feature on NPR’s website. Hopefully there will be more to come so I can be universally loved and admired by dozens. Read the piece here.

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