Author Archives: awinslow001

Smells Like Winslowisms: My Favorite Rock and Pop Songs of the 1990s

If I did this correctly, you shouldn’t recognize most of these songs. You’ll notice there is pointedly no hip-hop or R&B in this collection, and that’s not to say there weren’t some amazing singles in that sphere in the 90s … Continue reading

Posted in Id | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Postcards From New Jersey, Albuquerque, North Dakota, Baltimore And New York

So, this is a superficial ranking post for my own amusement. It’s not too serious or definitive or anything. It also contains ****COMPLETE AND EXPLICIT SPOILERS FOR ALL OF THE SHOWS ADDRESSED HERE.**** The Sopranos, The Wire, Mad Men, Breaking … Continue reading

Posted in Id | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A crucially important election culminated in an unforgettable night of historic firsts and fresh new starts for our United States of America. Consider the following boundaries the winner has broken: First President to have a pending court case for child rape. … Continue reading

Posted in Ego | Tagged , | 1 Comment

My 100 Favorite Albums

Hello! It’s me again, the old-fashioned music nerd. Believe me, I have colossal lists of rankings and best-of’s regarding modern pop, reaching from 1950 to this year, and maybe someday I’ll share those to spread awareness of the music I … Continue reading

Posted in Id | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Soon You’ll Leave And Then I’ll Lose You

“On A Carousel”, the Hollies The Monolith, Season 7 Episode 4 -…-             “On A Carousel” is a jaunty tune by the Hollies, a tragically overlooked Sixties pop band from Britain. Closing an episode which features Don’s return to the workforce, it was … Continue reading

Posted in Mad Men Jukebox | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

You Are Far Away And I Am Blue

“What’ll I Do”, Johnny Mathis The Jet Set, Season 2 Episode 11 -…-             The climax of The Jet Set exemplifies the classic TV trick of using an old-fashioned song full of superficial splendor and overdone … Continue reading

Posted in Mad Men Jukebox | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Warmth Of Your Love

“This Will Be Our Year”, the Zombies A Day’s Work, Season 7 Episode 2 -…-             This may be the most archetypal sunny & sentimental track from Mad Men’s later seasons, so it makes sense to use it just when … Continue reading

Posted in Mad Men Jukebox | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment