Missionary Ridge Radio / Episode 6 – I Want To Do Right, But Not Right Now


This week, we’re taking a little road trip around these United States. State to state by way of songs with states in the title. Gimmicky, sure, but it’ll be worth your while. So come on …

Missionary Ridge Radio / Episode 5 – Let’s Go Dancin’ In The Light

Just hours before the 2nd presidential debate, Missionary Ridge Radio offers a break from the storm of ridiculousness with a stack of cover songs. Country folks doing pop songs. Pop folks doing country songs. Come on along … let’s go dancin’ in the light before it gets too dark.

Missionary Ridge Radio / Episode 4 – Keep Your Sweet Talk

Tonight’s theme: I was challenged to find a stack of country songs “where the wages of female ambition” aren’t doom and more doom, plus even more doom. Well, you can’t really have country songs (or county-like songs) without a fair amount of impending doom, so here’s a bunch of brilliant songs by women.

Missionary Ridge Radio / Episode 3 – Hey, Jesus … It’s Me

Why are there so many (country) songs about Jesus, and whether or not He’d be our Buddy? In this episode, Missionary Ridge Radio covers a lot of theological ground, from Jesus The Capricorn to Jesus The Placekicker to The Jesus Who Lives In My Television. On either side of this devotional block, we listen to […]

Tales of the Blue Dahlia

When I was in high school, I belonged to a garage band. The second of two that’d had me as a member, this one was called Blue Dahlia. I’d come up with the name, an amalgamation of my favorite niche metal band at the time (Blue Murder) and the title of a James Ellroy true […]

Daksha Means Brilliant

He was the best boy cat. Daksha (दक्षा) is a Hindi word meaning “skillful” or “brilliant.” When he was adopted, the shelter had named him Van for his breed. Daksha was better. On his right flank was a little orange-brown spot. His Spot of Allah, as Turkish Van aficionados call it. He was very particular […]

Hey, 2013! You Get A Top Ten List!

For reasons I can’t quite recall, 2012 went out like a light and had no top ten list to show for it. Poor thing, but there’s nothing I can do. If I went back and tried to make something from nothing, 2012 would still give me that look that says, “Well, you should’ve done it […]

Some Thoughts on an Eventual Lear

From an email exchange, the heart of which was a question of just how old King Lear might or should be. Lear is not old or doddering or losing his sense, but very mindful that time is a harsh and unyielding thing. As such, it is better he divide his kingdom now when he is […]

Getting Glass

Back in February of this year, Google commenced with a kind of contest. They were seeking Explorers for their next step into the future of interactivity. This was Project Glass. To enter, you needed only to communicate in a way you were already. Via Twitter, send a message out into the ether describing just how […]

Throwback: The Reclaimed and Revisited Summeration Mix of 2008

Back in June of 2008, I went to work on a summer mix. Calling it good enough, I posted it here. Five years and a month later, I was surprised to find that particular ZIP hanging out on a mostly abandoned file sharing website. Once I remembered the password, I reclaimed that stack of tracks […]