We lost the Poet Laureate of sun, sand, and margaritas this week. On September 1, 2023, Jimmy Buffett died after four years battling skin cancer.
Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police officer who knelt on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes last year, killing him, was found guilty of all three charges against him. But let’s not pat ourselves on the back just yet…
Something about the song lyrics was familiar, but I knew I’d never heard that song before.
Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.
This is a simple, yet telling story of the difference between two little girls—one black and the other white. And it’s one of a billion stories of white privilege in America.
I was introduced to “The Swing” and “Dead Man’s Party” at the same time. While both were awesome and have stayed with me, I found Dead Man’s Party to be fucking amazing.
The Chris Isaak-esque vocals and smooth and tropical instrumentals meld together to evoke images and memories of places I’d never been, but surely dreamed about.
Entering the house after school to the strains of Alison Moyet belting out the lyrics to “Don’t Go” was a turning point in my musical life.