03/22/2013 09:15 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Five Star Fridays: Tom House Invokes Chinua Achebe

The Nigerian novelist, poet, and political activist Chinua Achebe has died. A few years ago, Nashville's Tom House played a few songs at my place. One of them, called "Nothing at the Core," was inspired by Achebe's most well-known book, Things Fall Apart.

You can read my interview with House here. Also, I'll be posting a new "Songs From My Couch" installment next week, this time with singer-songwriter Matthew Perryman Jones.