Direct Hits is a series where we talk about weird songs that no one remembers but, for whatever reason, hit you directly in the feels whenever you hear them.
Maybe it’s the fact that I’m a childless adult who doesn’t live near family, or maybe it’s that I’ve never been big on grand outward displays of affection or on being the center of attention, but – and I know I’m not alone in this – the holidays aren’t really my thing.… Read More
I could ask my husband to drive me the half-mile to the bus stop every morning. I doubt he’d want to do it, but it’s not an unreasonable request. The walk is perfectly pleasant in nice weather, but when it’s humid, below 20 degrees or raining, it’s a fairly miserable eight minutes.… Read More
To try to write in 2015 about Ed, a show that aired during the transitional time between VHS and DVD and well before Twitter, Netflix and podcasts, is to haphazardly sift through grainy YouTube clips, the Television Without Pity archives, and what’s left of the Web 1.0 era of fan tributes, like this photoset from the Stuckey Bowl filming site in New Jersey.… Read More
This could be our unofficial (or maybe official?) theme song: “Midwest Coast” by Cincinnati band The Harlequins.
From the video description: “The beach is a state of mind… The Harlequins and friends came out in the dead of winter in January 2011 to the historical Mockbee in Cincinnati, OH to have a rooftop beach party in the snow.” Sounds about right.… Read More
“This city is very… neighborhood-y,” a relative explained recently while driving us around Portland, where we were spending Memorial Day weekend. “People here are very reluctant to travel just a few miles for anything.” In car-centric Detroit, where this relative is from, that’s not so much the case, so this was novel to her.… Read More