November 22nd, 2013
Beauty Is Only Skin Deep
The Temptations
Greatest Hits

The Human Stain: A Deep History of Tattoo Removal

- 11/19/13, The Atlantic

My friends ask, “What do I see in you?” / But it goes deeper than the eye can view

- Beauty is Only Skin Deep; The Temptations

August 14th, 2013
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Tony Bennett
I Left My Heart in San Francisco

San Francisco Still has a Seedy Heart

-8/4/13, Salon

My love waits there in San Francisco, above the blue and windy sea / When I come home to you, San Francisco, your golden sun will shine for me

- I Left My Heart in San Francisco; Tony Bennett

March 14th, 2013
If It Don't Fit (Don't Force It)
Chocolate City

The Lock Pickers

- 3/11/13, Slate

If it don’t fit, don’t force it / Take your time to check it out

- If It Don’t Fit (Don’t Force It); Parliament

November 12th, 2012
Heavy Love
David Ruffin
Who I Am

Love on the March; reflections on the gay community’s political progress - and its future

- 11/12/12, The New Yorker

Oh why, tell me why have I been condemned to love only you / Why, tell me why can’t I spread my wings and fly above you to the world beyond

- Heavy Love; David Ruffin

September 6th, 2012
Walkin' And Cryin'
B.B. King
Walkin' and Cryin' / The Other Night Blues

Pedestrian Mania; how Edward Payson Weston became the most well-known athlete in the world … in the 1870s

- 9/5/12, Grantland

'Cause I did all for you, did all I could / All I did darlin', it didn't do me no good

- Walkin’ and Cryin’; B.B. King

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