Two confessions (maybe three) concerning why Ani Di Franco is an alt rock/folk/jazz singer-songwriter goddess

Dear Ani, I have a confession to make. Actually, I have two confessions to make. Well, maybe it’s three, but I haven’t figured that part out yet. In the end, you will have to decide for me. OK? The first confession is that I broke the first CD in your 2007 song anthology, Canon. ItContinue reading “Two confessions (maybe three) concerning why Ani Di Franco is an alt rock/folk/jazz singer-songwriter goddess”

An open letter to Ani DiFranco after listening to her 2017 album, Binary. A lot.

The numbers don’t lie, Ani; I did the math. Binary is an act of transmogrification. Ani, it really does pencil out. Great artists frequently do their best, most transformational work in their mid to late 40s. The fans often fail to appreciate the originality and maturity of the resulting work, having grown up on theContinue reading “An open letter to Ani DiFranco after listening to her 2017 album, Binary. A lot.”

A Flea Market of the Mind, One Torrent at a Time: A Review of Ani DiFranco’s Memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream.

There are only two ways to write a rock star memoir; you do it yourself, despite the torpedoes, or you seek help. Guess which one Ani D. chooses? You got it, friend. She does it her way. How else would this thing go down? Memoirs that are written with professional help have flow, structure, andContinue reading “A Flea Market of the Mind, One Torrent at a Time: A Review of Ani DiFranco’s Memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream.”