“Molten Light” and Cold Bodies

Prologue Ken recently introduced me to Chad Van Gaalen’s “Molten Light,” a song that had earlier been introduced to him by Chicago-based visual artist Ellen Greene. While we could probably do an extended post about all that is going on in “Molten Light,” and someday we might, today I’ll use … → read more

And his mama cries: In the Ghetto

Elvis Presley, 1970 In considering Chris Smither’s song “Every Mother’s Son” in preparation for this week’s first post, I kept being drawn to the contrast between it and Elvis Presley’s blockbuster “In the Ghetto.”  The two songs appeared within three or four years of each other, both being a little … → read more