what have you been listening to lately?

I want to challenge and change the way people think about and talk about music. Force them to listen and step outside their comfort zone. Find the losers, b-sides, unknown and walk through… Continue reading

bon iver Live

Seeing Bon Iver live not only completed the year, but answered all of life’s questions. When you listen to Bon Iver there is sonic mystique. Layered vocals, reverb, plug-ins, and multiple choruses happening at once.… Continue reading

when records congeal-

I don’t get the hype about the new Washed Out Within And Without. [So far the best part of this record is the album photography.] A favorable review even showed up in The Atlantic,… Continue reading

no means no: gatekeeping, a full time job

My dad, who remains a hopeful teachable Beatles-elitist, introduced me to the music world. But he left behind a lot (Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, punk rock, Lou Reed, Janis Joplin, Hendrix,… Continue reading

my latest obsession, live viewing: White Denim

White Denim is a band from Austin, TX. With three previous records from the three previous years, their latest is D – out now on Downtown Records. Four men have never created such… Continue reading

Bon Iver/Bon Iver

Delicate raw finger taps on an acoustic guitar on The Wolves (Act I and II) send shivers down my spine. When someone creates a piece of art that can move you to goosebumps,… Continue reading

Rave On Buddy Holly/Various Artists

Despite the diverse cast of characters found on this cover collection, the album still has consistency. It’s found in Buddy Holly’s enduring song writing. With all of the different writers and performers contributing… Continue reading

Unknown Mortal Orchestra/Unknown Mortal Orchestra

It’s that opening track that drew me to it.  High hat drum fills always catch my ear, I know there is a drummer paying attention somewhere. You’ll want to hear the first track,… Continue reading