Alone & Forsaken: Van Morrison’s T.B. Blues

T.B. Sheets

The cool room “The purpose of rhythm, it has always seemed to me … is to prolong the moment of contemplation … by hushing it with an alluring monotony.” — William Butler Yeats, The Symbolism of Poetry “Oh Lord” — Van Morrison, “T.B. Sheets” In the fall of 1967, an … → read more

Carrie and Lowell: Conversations with Death 7

Carrie & Lowell by Sufjan StevensI first fell in love with Sufjan Stevens’ music in 2004; I was fifteen and a friend put “Romulus” on a mix cd. In the song, a young boy, growing up in Romulus, Michigan, tells of his distant relationship with his mother, who has moved … → read more