Category Archives: Music History

Gaslighting Nathan

I first became familiar with the term gaslighting through an unusual source.  During my college years, I purchased the first album from the band Steely Dan [1] during my lifetime, the aptly named “Two Against Nature.”  The first track on … Continue reading

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Human Beings

Seal’s third album, and the first single from that album, were both titled Human Beings.  The album ended up going gold, but it was definitely a step down in sales after the multi-platinum sales of the his first two eponymous … Continue reading

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Book Review: A List of Books on the Operas Announced for Production at the Boston Opera House During the Season of MCMXI-MCMXII in the Public Library of the City of Boston

A List of Books on the Operas Announced for Production at the Boston Opera House During the Season of MCMXI-MCMXII in the Public Library of the City of Boston, by the Boston Public Library I enjoy quirky books, and saw … Continue reading

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I Like My Chicken Fried

From time to time I chat about my love of different kinds of music in my Pandora radio station [1].  As a way of testing a theory about work productivity I have been trying to listen to more Pandora as … Continue reading

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Why Aren’t They In The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame: New Edition/Bell Biv Devoe/Bobby Brown

One of the downsides of growing up as a fan of adult contemporary music in rural central Florida with neighbors who preferred country music was missing a great deal of the R&B of the 1980s.  Some R&B acts, especially those … Continue reading

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Album Review: Everything Comes And Goes (EP)

Four years after recording her one and only album as one half of the country duo the Wreckers, Michelle Branch [1] released this six-song EP in 2010 that shows the influence of her time in Nashville and a stripped-down acoustic … Continue reading

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Album Review: Stand Still, Look Pretty (2006)

Stand Still, Look Pretty, by the Wreckers At this point in looking at the discography of Michelle Branch [1] it is time to look at her country period.  The first sign of the Wreckers was their appearance (along with Michelle … Continue reading

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Album Review: Hotel Paper

Hotel Paper, by Michelle Branch Hotel Paper, released in 2003, was the second major-label album [1] released by Michelle Branch.  At the time it was released I was a college student and had been a fan of her since her … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Spirit Room

The Spirit Room, by Michelle Branch The second album [1] in the discography of Michelle Branch [2], this album was the first one I was personally familiar with.  It came along at the right time for me to feel as … Continue reading

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Album Review: Broken Bracelet

Broken Bracelet, by Michelle Branch When I thought to write about the whole Michelle Branch [1] discography (not as massive a challenge as one would expect), I wanted to begin with her independent solo album.  Given the fact that no … Continue reading

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