Bill Wyman drops a loving review of the restored You and Your Sister on the New Yorker web site.

Here’s a song from that record performed in 2011.

And here is my four-part rumination on Dale Lawrence’s songwriting originally catalyzed by the release of Wide Awake in 2003.

Part One – Dale and the Gizmos

Part Two – Some personal history

Part Three – Taking a crack at analyzing the songwriting

Part Four – A track-by-track rundown of Wide Awake.

Dale Weighs In – Dale dropped a line after I ran the series with some corrections and annotations.


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