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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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The Snap: Alejandro Rose-Garcia, a.k.a. Shakey Graves, is a man from Austin, TX who plays a mean suitcase. Actually, it's an old suitcase with a drum build into it and played with two pedals: one for the drum head and the ...
ALEJANDRO ROSE-GARCIA IS TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLAR FROM THE GRAVE.

Listen To: Roll The Bones

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The Snap: Alejandro Rose-Garcia, a.k.a. Shakey Graves, is a man from Austin, TX who plays a mean suitcase. Actually, it’s an old suitcase with a drum build into it and played with two pedals: one for the drum head and the other for a precariously placed tambourine. The Download: O’ so long ago, music industry [&hellip
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The Snap: The Felice Brothers fifth studio album, Favorite Waitress, has at long last made its debut. Described by NPR as a "ramshackle mix of folk, R&B and Americana storytelling," the collection of songs feels like ...
It's the folk/country/r&b band's fifth album... and first official studio album.

Listen to: The Felice Brothers, ‘Favorite Waitress’

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The Snap: The Felice Brothers fifth studio album, Favorite Waitress, has at long last made its debut. Described by NPR as a “ramshackle mix of folk, R&B and Americana storytelling,” the collection of songs feels like a plate chock full with different food groups. Unconventional, but a delicious meal nonetheless. Check out
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The Snap: June 30th was a great day to be an American. Or at least a great day to be an American corporation. Because in a country where someone’s right to carry an automatic weapon in a Starbucks outweighs my right to ...
If Only Yankee Doodle Had a Uterus - The Sequel

Women Incorporated

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The Snap: June 30th was a great day to be an American. Or at least a great day to be an American corporation. Because in a country where someone’s right to carry an automatic weapon in a Starbucks outweighs my right to not be shot when getting my damn coffee, 5 of the 6 penis-havers [&hellip
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The Snap:  The leading name behind Caribou -- Daniel Snaith -- has been busy lately, preparing his latest album, titled Our Love -- scheduled to come out later this year and planing the world tour. He will be playing in ...
Caribou Strikes Again

“Can’t Do Without You” by Caribou Review (Yes, it Rhymes)

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The Snap:  The leading name behind Caribou — Daniel Snaith — has been busy lately, preparing his latest album, titled Our Love — scheduled to come out later this year and planing the world tour. He will be playing in numerous cities of the world, mostly appearing on summer festivals in Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Neth
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The Snap: While not writing this blog, I do actually have a fulltime job. You might have assumed that given the amount of thought that goes into the occasional post is not that significant. I am in the tech industry and ...
Trust the gut - that is where the real information is

Never Trust The Data

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The Snap: While not writing this blog, I do actually have a fulltime job. You might have assumed that given the amount of thought that goes into the occasional post is not that significant. I am in the tech industry and as such, I tend not to write about tech on this blog. This post [&hellip
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The Snap: Bonnaroo, the annual music festival that caters to all possible tastes be it country, rap, rock or jam-band, concluded its thirteenth exhibition with a successful drawing of an estimated 90,000 plus attendees, a ...
The State of Indie Rock According to Bonnaroo 2014

Bonnaroo 2014: Under-Booked and Spread Thin (But It Still Rocked)

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The Snap: Bonnaroo, the annual music festival that caters to all possible tastes be it country, rap, rock or jam-band, concluded its thirteenth exhibition with a successful drawing of an estimated 90,000 plus attendees, a little shy of the record breaking 100,000 sales of Bonnaroo 2012. This year’s Bonnaroo brought together contempo
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The Snap: Oh, Johnny boy! It makes us so sad that you think you have to sue President Obama just to get our attention. Really, we are truly sorry we’ve been ignoring you, most glorious Chief Oompa Loompa. Tell all your ...
So precious! Congress Interacting With The Other Branches of the Fed Government!

Why I Want To Staple Things to John Boehner’s Head: Take Two

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The Snap: Oh, Johnny boy! It makes us so sad that you think you have to sue President Obama just to get our attention. Really, we are truly sorry we’ve been ignoring you, most glorious Chief Oompa Loompa. Tell all your pals in the House that we’ve heard your plaintive cry for help and we [&hellip
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The Snap: I hate ads. Always have always will. When it comes to apps, I tend to try the free ad-based version and then if I like the functionality of the app, I buy the ad free version. I have no problem with that ...
C'mon, NYT!

No Ads? That’s Worth Paying For.

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The Snap: I hate ads. Always have always will. When it comes to apps, I tend to try the free ad-based version and then if I like the functionality of the app, I buy the ad free version. I have no problem with that approach. Paying more to avoid having to be advertised to for [&hellip
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The Snap: About two months ago, I installed a standing desk in my office, and gave up on sitting down at work. It felt like a big change at first, especially because my new office configuration became somewhat of a ...
Minor issues that are easily solved

Mo Standing, Mo Problems?

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The Snap: About two months ago, I installed a standing desk in my office, and gave up on sitting down at work. It felt like a big change at first, especially because my new office configuration became somewhat of a curiosity for co-workers and visitors to my workplace. Everyone stopped by to ask about my [&hellip
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The Snap: Looking at all the teens and tweens sobbing next to me in the movie theater this past weekend, it struck me -- at some point I had reached the age I used to think was old when I was their age. For the life of ...
"Old Age Is 15 Years Older Than I Am"

This Is When You Know You’re Old

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The Snap: Looking at all the teens and tweens sobbing next to me in the movie theater this past weekend, it struck me — at some point I had reached the age I used to think was old when I was their age. For the life of me, I have no clue when this happened. [&hellip
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The Snap: Netflix has served up another treat: Les Revenants (called The Returned on U.S. networks) is now up for grabs for anyone willing to shell out $8.99/month for the streaming site. The French-made program first ...
... And Listen to Mogwai's Exquisite Soundtrack, Too

Watch ‘Les Revenants’

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The Snap: Netflix has served up another treat: Les Revenants (called The Returned on U.S. networks) is now up for grabs for anyone willing to shell out $8.99/month for the streaming site. The French-made program first made its debut on Canal+, then gained attention in the States thanks to a slot on Sundance. Unfamiliar with the [&hellip
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The Snap: The Echo Friendly is the name of a duo based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that does not get a lot of commercial attention. Still, they are one of those bands that are definitely worth checking out. The members of the ...
Friends or Lovers? Or none?

Review: ‘Love Panic’ by the Echo Friendly

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The Snap: The Echo Friendly is the name of a duo based in Greenpoint, Brooklyn that does not get a lot of commercial attention. Still, they are one of those bands that are definitely worth checking out. The members of the duo, Shannon Esper and Jake Rabinbach, are friends and ex-lovers. As most independent bands, [&hellip
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The Snap: For all those naysayers who think the United States is too polarized for democrats and republicans to agree on anything, we say turn your “nays” to “yeas”… at least when it comes to Super PACs. Before ...
Buying Democracy One Politician at a Time

The Super PAC-man Cometh

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The Snap: For all those naysayers who think the United States is too polarized for democrats and republicans to agree on anything, we say turn your “nays” to “yeas”… at least when it comes to Super PACs. Before you get all excited, Super PACs are not a combination of superheroes and retro videogames but a [&hellip
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