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My Favorite Films of 2012 … So Far

I had time to catch up on a lot of film this summer, and it now seems appropriate, at this mid-point in the year, to report on my favorite films of 2012 so far. By now, my readers will know that I’m not much given to summer blockbusters, but this summer I enjoyed a few […]

My 10 Favorite Albums / Songs of 2011

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeWBS0JBNzQ&w=560&h=315] I’m an unapologetic fan of pop music, so those alternative music snobs out there that only appreciate “good music” will find themselves in disagreement with my list at points. I grew up in Nashville, and I know good songwriting when I hear it. That’s the reason I pay my respects here both to […]

My Favorite Music Videos of 2011

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_8ydghbGSg&w=560&h=315] There were a host of impressive music videos this year, but none I enjoyed more than Demi Lovato’s “Skyscraper.” The video is especially impactful given its very personal dimension for Demi who chose physical imagery to demonstrate her emergence from personal pain and difficulty. It’s an inspiring song of determination and redemption, and […]

My Favorite Songs of 2010 … And Some That Should Have Been

The list below does not represent the “best” songs of 2010. See the list by the folks at Paste for a truly comprehensive list of the best songs of 2010: http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2010/12/the-50-best-songs-of-2010.html This list is not the “best” from a critical point of view, but simply those that I kept returning to time and again, those […]