Monthly Archives: May 2016

The Only Life I’ve Ever Known

“Tobacco Road”, the Nashville Teens Public Relations, Season 4 Episode 1 -…-             Here is a song so uncannily married to the episode it’s in – theme, storyline and all – that it could serve as an example of the heavy-handedness … Continue reading

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Look Out Your Window And I’ll Be Gone

“Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright”, Bob Dylan The Wheel, Season 1 Episode 13 -…-             The Wheel’s climactic Bob Dylan track is one of the scant few songs in the show that is presented anachronistically, this one because it was at … Continue reading

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Come On And Take It

“Piece Of My Heart”, Big Brother And the Holding Company A Tale Of Two Cities, Season 6 Episode 10 -…-             This pick is a bit of a fun lark, but still somehow has a measure of gravitas (perhaps not despite, … Continue reading

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Let Me Down the Easy Way

“Break It To Me Gently”, Brenda Lee The Gold Violin, Season 2 Episode 7 -…-             Mad Men characters are manipulative charlatans sometimes. Don’s deceptive past is a testament to that, but every main character lies and cheats at some … Continue reading

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It Ended When You Said Goodbye

“The End Of the World”, Skeeter Davis The Grown Ups, Season 3 Episode 12 -…-             This episode features two big farewells – the last days of the Draper marriage and the Kennedy Presidency – and with a societal upheaval … Continue reading

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I Got You To Wear My Ring

“I Got You Babe”, Sonny And Cher Tomorrowland, Season 4 Episode 13 -…-             Megan Calvet is one of the most notorious late-game characters in recent TV history. She gets denigrated by some viewers, and I can sort of understand … Continue reading

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People Are Finally Getting Together

“Reach Out Of the Darkness”, Friend And Lover Man With A Plan, Season 6 Episode 7 -…-             At the end of Man With A Plan, Bobby Kennedy has just been shot and killed at the apex of a frenzied, … Continue reading

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