More Offbeat Romances

With Valentine’s day arriving tomorrow, I wanted to take another look at some romance movies that don’t follow the normal mushy tropes. Last year we made some fantastic recommendations, and I encourage you to go back and check some of those out if you haven’t already. But there are still so many more love stories…
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And So This Is Christmas

Everyone loves Perry Como’s “It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas” or feels the warm nostalgia listening to “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby year after year. Yes, there are some steadfast standards of the holiday season, but there’s also some quirky ones that get the occasional spin as well. Let’s take a closer look at some…
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Not So Silent Night

Christmas is a time for celebration, togetherness and terrible music repeated incessantly. Fortunately, there are a few gems out there worth a listen a time or two or several during the holiday season.   A Christmas Gift For You From Phil Spector This great recording from 1963 is Darlene Love’s chance to shine in the spotlight.  Of…
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Patron Saints

For whatever reason I have found myself listening to a lot of bands with “saint” in the title. Seeing as Saint Motel just played at Delmar Hall a month or so ago, and St. Vincent will be playing at the Pageant in November, I thought this would be a good time to explore some of…
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