“When that great ship went down”: A Titanic Playlist, Part 1

“The way the band kept playing was a noble thing. I heard them first while still we were working wireless, when there was a ragtime tune for us, and the last I saw of the band, when I was floating out in the sea with my lifebelt on, they were … → read more

Never Again: Redemption, Loss, & Wrecks on the Highway (Part 1)

This is the first of a two-part look at songs (“Wreck on the Highway” and “Percy’s Song”) about road crashes and their aftermath … The meaning of life is that it stops. — Kafka Impact Shards of shattered windshield, mangled steel, the stink of burning rubber. Torn clothes drenched with … → read more

THE LOUVIN BROTHERS: Satan Is Real

        THE LOUVIN BROTHERS Satan Is Real / Handpicked Songs 1955-1962 Light In the Attic 075 www.lightintheattic.net               CHARLES LOUVIN with BENJAMIN WHITMER Satan Is Real: The Ballad Of The Louvin Brothers Igniter/ HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-206903-0      308 pages, hbk, $22.99 www.harpercollins.com … → read more