“Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo” by Aimee Mann (No. 54)

Bachelor No. 2 is the album that, if Interscope had its way, wouldn't have been released at all. Instead, Aimee Mann bought the rights back and released it on her own through her website – a gutsy move in 2000, but it paid off for Mann and her fans. Most of Mann's albums make me … Continue reading “Bachelor No. 2 or, the Last Remains of the Dodo” by Aimee Mann (No. 54)

“I’m Your Man” by Leonard Cohen (No. 56)

There are two kinds of people: Those who appreciate Leonard Cohen, and those who are wrong. I present as evidence Cohen's eighth studio album, I'm Your Man. Released in 1988 with heavy use of synthesizers and drum machines/electronic drums, I'm Your Man should sound dated. Indeed, if you focus on the backing tracks for the … Continue reading “I’m Your Man” by Leonard Cohen (No. 56)

In Which I Finally Install AdBlock

For years, I’ve resisted installing AdBlock or any other type of ad-blocking software. Not because I love ads, but because so much content is ad-supported (including content I used to write) and there wasn’t a clear way to support “free” content otherwise. What finally drove me over the edge wasn’t an actual “ad” at all, but the … Continue reading In Which I Finally Install AdBlock