Little Rock’s Dan Newbie Covers “Ghostbusters” on Pumpkins

October 27, 2016

This is now my favorite version of this song.

The Reluctant Prize Winner’s Speech

October 26, 2016

Do not mistake this god deep silence for disapproval or conceit. Or American arrogance, whatever you take that to be: I have come from Oklahoma with a banjo on my knee. Some people push the words out fast. They spit …

DBT do a Tiny Desk

October 25, 2016

Pixar’s dark “Borrowed Time”

October 18, 2016

Borrowed Time from Borrowed Time on Vimeo.

Ross McManus, “If I Had a Hammer”

October 5, 2016

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David Rawlings and Gillian Welch Tiny Desk Concert

October 4, 2016

Arnold Palmer’s gratitude

September 26, 2016

 I wrote this back in 1999. Near the end of the 1960s, a Gallup poll designed to sound the depths of American cynicism turned up the interesting factoid that there was but one American who could still be considered an …

“Act Like Nothing’s Wrong”

September 25, 2016

Anotgher track from 2014’s Euclid Avenue:

Graham Gordy talks Quarry (with free episodes given away by Cinemax for God knows what reason)

September 24, 2016

Little Rock writer Graham Gordy’s Quarry, a ’70s Memphis-set crime drama he conceived with Michael D. Fuller based on the novels by Max Allan Collins, premiered on Cinemax on Sept. 9 to mostly admiring reviews. The Washington Post’s Hank Stuever …

Randal and me

September 16, 2016

I don’t want to be in a band. There was a time when I thought I did. In the ’70s and ’80s, I was actually in a couple of bands. This was despite my lack of any real musical talent …