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Pop Picks – August 16, 2018

Posted on August 16, 2018

What I’m listening to: In my Spotify Daily Mix was Percy Sledge’s When A Man Loves A Woman, one of the world’s greatest love songs. Go online and read the story of how the song was discovered and recorded. There are competing accounts, but Sledge said he improvised it after a bad breakup. It has that kind […]

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Pop Picks – July 23, 2018

Posted on July 23, 2018

What I’m listening to: Spotify’s Summer Acoustic playlist has been on repeat quite a lot. What a fun way to listen to artists new to me, including The Paper Kites, Hollow Coves, and Fleet Foxes, as well as old favorites like Leon Bridges and Jose Gonzalez. Pretty chill when dialing back to a summer pace, dining on […]

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Pop Picks – June 11, 2018

Posted on June 11, 2018

What I’m listening to: Like everyone else, I’m listening to Pusha T drop the mic on Drake. Okay, not really, but do I get some points for even knowing that? We all walk around with songs that immediately bring us back to a time or a place. Songs are time machines. We are coming up on Father’s Day. My […]

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Pop Picks – May 24, 2018

Posted on May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018 What I’m listening to: I’ve always liked Alicia Keys and admired her social activism, but I am hooked on her last album Here. This feels like an album finally commensurate with her anger, activism, hope, and grit. More R&B and Hip Hop than is typical for her, I think this album moves into […]

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Pop Picks – April 27, 2018

Posted on April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 What I’m listening to: I mentioned John Prine in a recent post and then on the heels of that mention, he has released a new album, The Tree of Forgiveness, his first new album in ten years. Prine is beloved by other singer songwriters and often praised by the inscrutable God that […]

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Pop Picks – March 18, 2018

Posted on March 18, 2018

March 18, 2018 What I’m listening to: Sitting on a plane for hours (and many more to go; geez, Australia is far away) is a great opportunity to listen to new music and to revisit old favorites. This time, it is Lucy Dacus and her album Historians, the new sophomore release from a 22-year old […]

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Pop Picks – Feb. 12, 2018

Posted on February 12, 2018

February 12, 2018 What I’m listening to: So, I have a lot of friends of age (I know you’re thinking 40s, but I just turned 60) who are frozen in whatever era of music they enjoyed in college or maybe even in their thirties. There are lots of times when I reach back into the […]

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Pop Picks – Jan. 15, 2018

Posted on January 15, 2018

  January 15, 2018   What I’m listening to: Drive-By Truckers. Chris Stapleton has me on an unusual (for me) country theme and I discovered these guys to my great delight. They’ve been around, with some 11 albums, but the newest one is fascinating. It’s a deep dive into Southern alienation and the white working-class […]

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Why I’m now a big fan of Under Armour

Posted on August 29, 2013

A nice story from my assistant, Lisa.  Anthony is her son….   As you may know, Anthony plays on a power (wheelchair) soccer team at UNH.  At the end of last season in May, I was getting ready to go watch his game.  I had recently bought a pair of Under Armour sneakers which were black […]

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Cathartic analysis of the Patriots’ defeat

Posted on January 21, 2013

The Patriots performance was so dismal yesterday that I have to summarize my analysis as a cathartic act so I can let it go.  I do this wholly for my own state of mind and if you have no interest in the Pats please stop here.  Why did they lose? 1.  Injuries. The winners hate […]

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