Monday, August 20


I folded the non-updated Robyn Hitchcock Project blog into this one, back-dating the posts to the date they were written. Sadly, there was no way I could continue under the present nor the expected future situation.

I'm also going to be closing up shop here; I have surgery scheduled for next week and decided it was a good time to hang up the spurs. I'm sure I'll make some sort of comeback down the road, but not at Crackle & Pop. I enjoyed the writing and hope you enjoyed reading it.

I'm thinking of keeping up the podcasts just to keep my toes wet for when I'm ready to jump back in. I'll email a download link to whomever is interested, so drop me a line and I'll add you to the list.

Thanks for all the kind words, feedback and conversation. It has been a pleasure.

Thursday, August 16

Me & Connie Down By The Schoolyard

From Free Darko via True Hoop:

To Make A Table Stand

"Detouring America With Horns" - Yo La Tengo (from May I Sing With Me)
"I'm Insane" - Sonic Youth (from Anarchy at St. Mary's Place)
"Outfit" - Drive-By Truckers (from Decoration Day)
"Time After Time" - Cyndi Lauper (from She's So Unusual)
"Ship Of Fools" - Robert Plant (from Now & Zen)
"Three Is The Magic Number" - Jeff Buckley (from The Rare Tracks)

Intro & Outro: "Easy Snappin" - Theophilus Beckford (from Trojan Battlefield)

Thursday, August 9

Can You Believe It's No. 43?

"Tricky" - Prince & Morris Day (from Ice Cream Castles single)
"Blu-lu-lup" - Lord Fly & Dan Williams and His Orchestra (from Mento Madness)
"$1000 Wedding" - Evan Dando & Juliana Hatfield (from Return of the Grievous Angel)
"Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde" - Alcest (from Souvenirs D'un Autre Monde)
"Patter" - Benoit Pioulard (from Précis)
"Ash Wednesday" - Elvis Perkins (from Ash Wednesday)

Intro & Outro: "Easy Snappin" - Theophilus Beckford (from Trojan Battlefield)

Thursday, August 2

Wacha Wacha Wacha

"Imagination (Is A Powerful Deceiver)" - Elvis Costello (from My Aim Is True)
"Day Tripper" - Whitesnake (from Trouble)
"Crumblin' Down" - John Mellencamp (from Uh-Huh)
"The Only Living Boy In New York" - Simon and Garfunkel (from Bridge Over Troubled Water)
"Tina" - Camper Van Beethoven (from Telephone Free Landslide Victory)
"Radio Commercial" - The Sugar Hill Gang (from The Sugar Hill Story: To The Beat Y'All)
"Paper Planes" - M.I.A. (from Kala)

Intro & Outro: "Easy Snappin" - Theophilus Beckford (from Trojan Battlefield)

Tuesday, July 31

Soldiering On

Sadly, it seems anything that could go wrong with my recovery has gone wrong. What I hoped was just a simple sprain has turned into yet another nightmare. It seems in attempting to heal me, my body has decided to grow a cyst. This cyst has not responded to normal treatment, so yet again I am facing surgery on one of my hands.

All it is not lost for you, gentle reader. Through the auspices of an unnamed benefactor (codename: Dad) I now have voice recognition software that should assist me with my writing. It will take some time to train, but I hope to quickly move beyond that frustration and to resume regular posting. Based on what it is filling in here the adjustment may be a while.

Friday, July 27

Somethin' Weird & It Don't Look Good

"Wagon Wheel" - Old Crow Medicine Show (from Old Crow Medicine Show)
"Psychopharmacology" - Grandpaboy (from Grandpaboy)
"Thirteen Men" - Ann-Margaret (from 1961-1966)
"Electric Relaxation" - A Tribe Called Quest (from Midnight Marauders)
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - O.D.B. & Macy Gray (from some mixtape)
"Da Feelin'" - Dizzee Rascal (from Maths + English)
"Thunderbusters" - Wax Audio (from

Intro & Outro: "Easy Snappin" - Theophilus Beckford (from Trojan Battlefield)