Jonathan Nettles’ Top 11 of 2011

December 31, 2011

Top 11 of 2011 11. Moneyball – Moneyball is a tale that will make you happy. Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and the misfit team make you believe in the romanticism of the underdog story. You will root for this team …

Monkey in the Gallery

December 30, 2011

I think I’ll save my thoughts on Crystal Bridges for a newspaper column. (Hey, I get paid to write those.) But here’s a snap of the sky outside the museum as we were leaving last evening.

The single golfer

December 29, 2011

I think of myself as a fairly social being — I can be alone, most of my work is done alone, but when work is over I feel I need to be with people (and with dogs). We entertain a …

Joe Henry Tiny Desk Concert

December 28, 2011

Best of 2011: Songs of the Year, as promised

December 28, 2011

Folk provocateurs The Loom tackle “Auld Lang Syne”

December 28, 2011

The Loom “Auld Lang Syne” by Riot Act

Best of 2011: My Pazz & Jop ballot

December 28, 2011

I guess I’m still a rock critic. I just sent in my 20 or 21st vote in the Village Voice’s Annual Pazz & Jop poll. I never know how seriously to take this stuff, but I conscientiously fill my ballot …

Best of 2011: Sean Clancy on the Felice Brothers’ Celebration, Florida

December 27, 2011

By Sean Clancy I have a nephew who reported back after witnessing a sodden Felice Brothers show in Oxford, Mississippi, in late 2010 (or maybe early 2011) that the band may have lost it. The new songs were, like, rap …

A little update on Sherpa, who still abides

December 26, 2011

I think Karen consistently underestimates Sherpa’s age. We’ll be out on our evening walk, with Sherpa in her wagon and someone will ask about her. She’s very old, we say. “How old?” they ask. Karen will say Sherpa is 15. …

Snoop Dogg, “Go Straight to the Ghetto”

December 25, 2011