Fed up with being viewed as "the voice of a generation," Bob Dylan once derided "finger-pointing songs" -- and yet, sometimes, those protest songs result in the most enduring, life-changing art.
Here you have it: a list of the top ten songs of 2012 that damaged my car speakers, headphones, and hearing, and rattled all the priceless artwork off my walls. I suppose that's only half true, but these songs are good none the less.
This Halloween we asked the DJs of 88.1 KDHX to pick their favorite creepy and/or disturbing and/or terrifying song. Forget about the "Monster Mash." This playlist will chill you long after Boris and the gang have slumped back into their clichéd crypts.
Humidity. Beer. Hose water splashing over the edge of a galvanized steel swimming pool. Mosquitos. More beer. Cooler doors slamming shut, the oily odor of burning citronella, and as it gets dark, blocks away, the faint wail of police sirens. Beer.
Whether you are a Sunday driver or have a need for speed, there is nothing like a good tune to keep you moving down the highway -- especially in the summer.
When summer heat grips the city, people migrate like birds to the cooler places, but what if exodus is not an option?
If essay writer you grew up in Missouri or have lived here for a reasonable number of years, it's likely you've experienced the joys of a float trip.
If I needed to wake up real quick, I'd put on "Swing Low Sweet Cadillac," or "Umbrella Man" by Dizzy Gillespie. "Hot House" by Charlie Parker was a good record to wake up to. -- Bob Dylan, "Chronicles, Volume 1"