Sorrows End – Sonnet 30

The most popular post on my blog is a collection of quotes from a movie that were originally stated elsewhere. The movie is The History Boys, and it contains a delightful assortment of snippets—songs, poetry, quotes from other movies, literature, you name it. I decided to compile all of these allusions, complete with accurate citations, nearly four years ago, and it turned out that others appreciated my sleuthing enough to make that my top-visited post of all time… even if it is simply an assortment of completely unoriginal material.

Ego bruising aside, I’m glad I investigated the original quotes. I developed an appreciation for A.E. Housman and—most importantly—I enjoyed Continue reading “Sorrows End – Sonnet 30”

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Sorrows End – Sonnet 30

The Mostest: 2013 (Most Heard)

Kicking things off with a list of the albums I listened to the most in 2013, because I’m pretty darn sure nothing will come along in the next 18 days that I will listen to more than these. It’s been a long, long year.

10. Arcade Fire – “Reflektor”
9. They Might Be Giants – “Flood”
8. Pinback – “Nautical Antiques”
7. Screaming Trees – “Dust”
6. Pearl Jam – “Riot Act”
5. R.E.M. – “Collapse into Now”
4. Alt-J – “An Awesome Wave”
3. Crash Test Dummies – “God Shuffled His Feet”
2. Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires of the City”
1. Pearl Jam – “Lightning Bolt”

The Mostest: 2013 (Most Heard)