Untethered Dog

You Never Know Where He Will Go



It’s strange to have a song stuck in your head when you don’t know the last time you heard the song, you haven’t before especially liked the song, and, in a way, the song predates you. In fact, Jim Croce’s “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” was recorded the year I was born. The following year it […]

Let It Rain

Give me the smell of wet dog. And the sound of pitter-patter on my helmet. Let us walk, little buddy, until water squishes between my toes. I checked my go-to weather app this morning and, as I thumbed across the hours, and saw the rain showers icon appear, hour after hour, uninterrupted, I said go-baby-go-baby-go. […]

Christmastime is … Here?

It’s a favorite pastime to bah humbug Christmas music playing in public places before Thanksgiving. Here is a first for me: tonight I heard parts of not one but two Christmas tunes while frequenting a functioning business. It’s January 2 (if you have lost track of the days already). These songs — including “It’s the […]

Song of the Week

I heard “Water Me Down” by Vagabon for the first time while driving in my car the other day. I have been jamming on it since. I have written before about how sometimes when a song especially grabs me I will listen to it over and over. I do not impose this — let’s call […]

Red Robbin’ Along

At approximately 12:18 p.m. today I turned the key in my car so as to go from Menard’s parking lot to a place I had not been to before called Red Robin (a cleaners, not the restaurant chain). The sound I heard at that very moment, coming from the car radio, unusually turned to a […]

Me & ‘Me in Honey’

You know how sometimes you get a song stuck in your head? That actually never happens to me. What does happen to me is that sometimes I voluntarily choose to listen to the same song over and over. I don’t mean necessarily that I sit in a dark room and put the song on autoloop, […]