November 2015 Blog Archives

A record player
Monthly Archives: November 2015

Letter sent and signed, ‘Yours very sincerely, R.E.M.’

  Mickey Mouse stamped in black ink on the envelope always seemed incongruous to me. Mickey struck me as perfectly happy working for the man (Walt Disney), and certainly not worthy of a spot on perhaps the first mailing in

When it rains at the car wash, it pours typos

I’ve long held that the most under-appreciated song on Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.” is “Downbound Train.” This lyric has stayed with me throughout the 30-plus years since the record’s release: “Now I work down at the car wash/where