Sunday Brunch: How a Sixties Soul-Eyed Kid Developed His Love of Music and the Week’s Top Posts

  This post is brought to you by the 1960s.

This post is brought to you by the 1960s.

By Daniel Ford

Starters

From The Zombies and The Rascals to Neil Young and Jethro Tull, my father developed a passion for the music of the late 1960s and early 1970s that the former soul band saxophonist instilled in his three sons.

I recently dropped the needle on our favorite albums and peppered him with questions about the origins of his love of music, the first album he ever bought, and all the bands he saw live at Providence College from 1969 to 1973.

First Round of Mimosas

Author Judy Chicurel talks to Writer’s Bone about her short story collection, If I Knew You Were Going to Be This Beautiful, I Never Would Have Let You Go, her writing process, and her future literary plans.

Author Judy Chicurel On How Everything Should Start With Your Writing

Jazz Interlude

There’s really not a bad version of this Duke Ellington’s “Black and Tan Fantasy,” however, there might not any better than this one featuring Louis Armstrong. His trumpet swings your face off. I strongly suggest getting a copy of the album, “The Great Summit: Complete Sessions,” in order to enjoy Sundays the way God intended.   

Book Lovers Double-Stuffed Omelet

Our November book recommendations include Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, We Are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas, and Jill Lepore’s The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Read the rest of our list and let us know what your favorites from the past month!

5 Books That Should Be On Your Radar: November 2014

And…

Five good crime novel with devilish men and fatal dames that fill the page with greed and murder!

5 Crime Novels That Will Keep You Warm This Winter

Second Round of Mimosas

Sean Tuohy may not know a lot about fashion, but he knows a thing or two about t-shirts! He recently sat down with fashion designer Melanie Andujar to talk about her t-shirt designs for Revision Apparel.

T-Shirt Chic: 9 Questions With Fashion Designer Melanie Andujar

Digestif

Dave Pezza and I went to see Bob Dylan live at the Providence Performing Arts Center last week. We finally recovered enough to write a Bob, Bourbon, and Books about our experience.

Bob, Bourbon, and Books: Simple Twist of Fate

Podcasts for Dessert

Dan Jurgens, comic book artist and writer, talks to Writer’s Bone about how he got his start, creating Doomsday and killing Superman, and his thoughts on today’s superhero movie craze.

Episode 50: Comic Book Artist and Writer Dan Jurgens

In Memoriam

For nearly 50 years director Mike Nichols brought inspired filmmaking to the screen. Here are some of our favorite films:

Remembering Director Mike Nichols

Next Week’s Menu

A conversation with Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Schulman.