If you’ll indulge me, I’m going to take another look back at my project, this time through song.
Death Cab for Cutie - No Room In Frame The newest Death Cab album, Kintsugi, is getting mixed reviews, which is pretty much par for the course for latter day DCFC (or, really, any once critically beloved band), but for my money this is their most thoroughly enjoyable album since Plans. There's a darkness throughout … Continue reading 5 Songs I’m Loving Now – 04/10/15
On the verge of a new release, "Carrie & Lowell", which promises to be a return to Sufjan Stevens' folkier side, this is the perfect time to give "Illinois" the ol' 10 Year revisit.
As I head into my 7th year of a 10 year project, I'm looking back on the art that I've discovered in my first 6 cities. I'm examining the music, films and literature that have had the greatest impact on my life throughout the previous 6 cities. In doing so, I'm only discussing the albums, … Continue reading The 6 Best: My Favorite Albums of 10 Cities/10 Years, So Far
Childish Gambino - Freaks and Geeks Since Childish Gambino is the rapper alter ego of comedian Donald Glover, you'd be forgiven for initially assuming that this song was a comedy novelty rap (I did). And yes, the lines in here are quite funny, but not in a Weird Al sort of way. He's crass, sexually … Continue reading 5 Songs I’m Loving Now – 03/29/11
I'm flu-ish and on medicine and I thought of writing this post while I was unable to sleep last night, so let's hope it manages to stay coherent. If not, enjoy the ride. (Some fitting musical accompaniment for this post.) Ever since I've been on my own, starting with my freshmen year of college, there … Continue reading Thoughts during an illness.
I'll admit it. I'm a sucker for Best Of lists and Top 10 anything. I'll read through a Best Opera of the Year list if I see it. I eat it all up. So when my favorite sites/magazines/bloggers put out their annual Best of the Year lists, I read them religiously, listen and watch … Continue reading Year End Lists