This is my new favorite Xmas album.
REMEMBER: Jews like me wrote all your favorite Xmas songs. #fact (More holiday cheer awaits in the blog archives!)
Good pal Mojo got me thinking about DIE HARD again the other day, and it brought to mind the novel that movie is based on, NOTHING LASTS FOREVER by Roderick Thorpe–which I read over Xmas last year. Below I’ve pasted a slight polishing-up of my Goodreads review of NOTHING LASTS FOREVER (which I gave 4 … Continue reading “DIE HARD (its Origins), Violence, Redemption, and Xmas (Plus a Bonus Writing Tip!)”
Hey All, I continue to write a monthly column for the Ann Arbor Chronicle. This time around it’s on math and Jews and *The Holidays* and microagression and Thoth and Ganeesh and Hobby Lobby and so on. Somewhere in the later half I say something like this: The Ann Arbor Chronicle | In It For … Continue reading “On Micro-agression and Macro-depression and Xmas/Xanukah (with bonus tracks!!!)”
🎄❄🎅🏿 Merry Xmas, gentiles! May all your wishes come true, and may you stay awake to see them do so!
I’m a mixed Jew who’s lived in the American Midwest for his entire life. I think these songs, more than anything else I’ve ever written, are honest about that experience. (Incidentally, given that this year is one of the few when Xmas and Xanukah overlap, all of these songs are especially appropriate.) Another Dark Xmastime (FUN … Continue reading “Happy Non-Denominational Gift Giving Holiday Season!”
(original for those unfamiliar, the medieval Xmas edition for classy mofos, a kinda boring new-jack swingy jazz version, and this one with a sorta fun Ani DiFranco vibe)
Last year, during the pandemic, I eavesdropped the most brilliant piece of classroom third-rail navigation I’ve ever seen in my life. This was in my then-third grader’s Zoom music class (we’ll leave for another day any discussion of the crime against humanity that is “grade-school Zoom music class”). This is always a fraught time of … Continue reading “A Holiday Tip for Gentile Schoolteachers🎅🏿🕎”