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One Safe Place (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 9)

“One Safe Place” Live 04/05 This is a gentle song, far from the usual brash rock that marks his other guitar songs.  It’s also one Marc seems to strum in concert himself, rather than leaving it to Shane Fontayne.  As … Continue reading

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Saving the Best for Last (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 8)

“Saving the Best for Last” Marc Cohn I missed a day, so this will be quick.  The second song in my list from the incomparable debut album.  I like this song because it is so unconventional.  Not a bit about … Continue reading

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If I Were an Angel (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 7)

“If I Were an Angel” Join the Parade Yet one more in Marc Cohn’s intermittent series of relationships that are just bad news.  (Others include “Giving Up the Ghost” and “Shadow“.)  At least this time he takes some responsibility. Well … Continue reading

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29 Ways (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 6)

“29 Ways” Marc Cohn This is the first song on my list drawn from Marc Cohn’s self-titled debut album, but it won’t be the last: Every one makes it eventually. To be honest, it didn’t nearly make it. The album … Continue reading

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Shadow (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 5)

“Shadow” Marc Cohn Live 04-05 This is a slow sultry jazz-y tune that seems like it’d be fun to sing.  In keeping with a developing theme, it’s an anthem for a dysfunctional and probably unhealthy relationship.  After all, lines like … Continue reading

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Turn on Your Radio (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 4)

“Turn on Your Radio” Burning the Daze This is a very gentle song you might expect to hear winding down an evening. It’s got a catchy refrain which I find myself humming.  It also ends with a somewhat-strange coda: Everybody … Continue reading

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The Calling (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 3)

“The Calling (The Ghost of Charlie Christian”) Join the Parade This is a song that sort of snuck up on me.  I first heard it in concert (in at least 2007, though I think it was earlier), and it initially … Continue reading

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Giving Up the Ghost (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 2)

“Giving Up the Ghost” Join the Parada Appropriately, this is a very haunting melody.  It’s a ghost story, of course.  As is usual for Marc Cohn, it’s also an extended metaphor for a relationship in trouble. She gave me something … Continue reading

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Tron: Legacy — soundtrack

Being a geek of a certain age, I of course went out to see Tron: Legacy as soon as it opened in the theaters. And being a geek of a certain type, and having listened to Wendy Carlos‘ ethereal soundtrack … Continue reading

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Marc Cohn at the Town Hall NYC : 2011 0108

Last night, Annie and I attended a show by Marc Cohn with Suzanna Vega at the Town Hall NYC. Playlist Ghost Train Perfect Love The Calling (Charlie Christian’s Tune) Dance Back From the Grave 29 Ways Listening to Levon My … Continue reading

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