Amy’s Favorite Things, Vol. 2

Since Oprah dropped the ball on her favorite things this year, it looks like I’m going to have to take up the slack (incidentally, I’ll also be taking over for Oprah when the daytime talk show queen turns in her microphone).  I’m sorry I won’t be able to send Backseat Writers a crap load ofContinue reading “Amy’s Favorite Things, Vol. 2”

JOSH ROSENTHAL’s Villages Suite Continues with EVEN THE STRONGEST HERO

Singer/songwriter Josh Rosenthal has undertaken a gargantuan task by releasing a series of four albums in four months.  The project, simply known as the Villages Suite, speaks of how people live together in community and relate to one another.  The first of the four albums, Overture, introduces listeners to the substance of the next threeContinue reading “JOSH ROSENTHAL’s Villages Suite Continues with EVEN THE STRONGEST HERO”

Only the Lonely Give Thanks Alone

The holidays are fast approaching, and I always anticipate them with a sense of dread–because I hate the day after Christmas.  There’s all this excitement in the air and then it’s over.  I hate that “over” feeling.  It sucks the life right out of me.  But this year, I’m not looking forward to the holidaysContinue reading “Only the Lonely Give Thanks Alone”