• Musical criticism and commentary

    The people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs and their sad, tragic lives.

    The people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs might seem like a smorgasbord for psychological studies. If one looks throughout the Belle and Sebastian catalog, you’ll find the people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs feel a lot of sadness and experience a great deal of tragedy. Still – the people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs give us something to relate to. The people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs make us aware of those that need help in our lives. Finally, the people of Belle and Sebastian’s songs make us feel empathy and compassion. Even for the most wretched and tragic figures. If You’re Feeling Sinister If you’re Feeling Sinister is a…

  • Holiday Fun!,  Playlists

    A Christmas Playlist of Cheer (and Other Things)

    Cheer (and Other Things). A playlist for Christmas both celebrating the Joy and hope of the holidays, and yet also acknowledging the pain and sadness that also comes with the season. Some of my favorite Christmas songs make an appearance. Some songs you don't normally associate with Christmas also make an appearance. Featuring Smashing Pumpkins, U2, Over the Rhine, The Barenaked Ladies, Amy Grants, The Muppets (with John Denver), The Henry Mancini Orchestra, and even Elvis Costello in . a Bear Costume.