Today would have been Harry Chapin’s 75th birthday, if his life hadn’t been tragically cut short in 1981. If you don’t know who Harry was or why you should care, well, I’m going to tell you. Of course he’s best known for the perennial favorite (of everyone except lousy dads), Cats in the Cradle, which has been covered by everyone from Judy Collins to Ugly Kid Joe, but that’s not how he left his mark on the world.
Yes, it’s time for a bunch of reviews. This time around I have a lot of books and CDs, too, so dive right in!
A little something goofy for a Sunday aftenoon …
Travis takes a look at the latest album from the fantastic indie pop group The New Pornographers. What does he think of “Whiteout Conditions”?
It’s the end of the month, so let’s see what trade paperbacks, mini-series, and story arcs came out that you might enjoy!
Travis talks about his New Year’s Resolution list for life and for here at the Atomic Junk Shop! Hint: they involve getting organized!
It’s the winter holiday season, and time for the annual round of internet comedians snarking about that old song, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” There’s usually an equal contingent of self-described “anti-PC” zealots defending the song, but it seems to me that both sides rather miss the point, preferring to parse individual words and phrases without looking at the whole thing in context. So here’s some context.