- My Favorite Album of 2018 ()
Under the World by VOWWSNot metal, but totally metal. Dark, moody, and ‘Under the World’ absolutely infected my brain for this entire year. You don’t need 500 words from me to tell you about it. Click play for yourself.
My friend Jaci made a sweet playlist over on Spotify: HOUSE PARTY JAMS, THE PLAYLIST. It’d be a shame if such sweetness like this was lost to the never-ending stream of Twitter, never to be discovered again.
- What is the Matrix ()
I was on Xanga in the late 90s. Then started a music blog in 2001. In recent years most writing I’ve done has been in the orbit of online marketing, social media, and such. There was a time before all that when making music was most important. Playing the bass, dabbling with creating more music […]
- Beck, Colors ()
I absolutely love this video, and the song ain’t half bad either. Had no idea Beck had a new album out last year, and I really haven’t ventured much beyond this song, but I love this.
- 27Tok by Roku ()
Tok by Roku Earlier this year I found this song via Apple Music’s algorithm and I’ve been listening to it ever sing. That looping melody is just so odd, and it keeps me coming back.
- WAITING ()
This video is nine years old and I still look it up on occasion. The visuals boil my eyeballs, and that little half-time “break down” at the end is so good. Talked with a friend tonight about another ending to Ghost’s ‘Rats.’ He told me he’s never heard anyone get excited about an ending before. […]
- How to Change the World ()
Change the world a day at a time. Buy an album or tshirt from a band. Text someone a song you like. Don’t let social media get you down, because it’s designed that way to keep you clicking and commenting. They make $$$ from misery because “misery loves company” is fucking true. I say “text” […]
- 10 All Time Favorite Albums ()
I was tagged for this on Facebook, but rather than give my work to a 3rd party who will sell ads against while I get nothing in return, I am putting my list here where it shall remain so long as I pay my hosting bill. Facebook, on the other hand, well… Helmet, Meantime – […]
- Companies Come and Go ()
As I’ve been thinking about leaving Patreon, an email from Derek Sivers popped into my inbox and alleviated all doubts if I was doing the right thing (emphasis below is mine): “Don’t be dependent on any company. They come and go. Think long-term. You’re going to be creating stuff, making fans, and building relationships for […]
- Facebook Hates You ()
Matt Klinman of Funny Or Die had some pretty harsh words for Facebook, and for good reason. Today, there’s no reason to go to a comedy website that has a video if that video is just right on Facebook. And that would be fine if Facebook compensated those companies for the ad revenue that was […]