Love and disappointment and success and miscalculations and friendship and the beach sand that gets stuck in the cuff of your raw selvedge denim. 2015 was both a reasonable year and totally insanely bonkers. Plus, I chose some albums that… Continue Reading
I saw Operators twice this year, once at The Star Palace Ballroom supporting Future Islands and the other time at Harlow’s in Sacramento. Both shows were fantastic displays of electronic pop, the first one was attended by roughly 500 people;… Continue Reading
Portland Troubadour Josh Hedlund’s “Saving Grace” is a hushed, majestic lullaby for wanderers and homebodies and pretty much anyone who’s ever felt like strip malls and tract housing aren’t going to solve an existential crisis. This version, via Youtube,… Continue Reading
Election season always brings out the emotions. Whether you are a religious person or religious-about-being-non-religious person, chances are you have a developing worldview that informs how you understand candidates, political parties and issues. Vote your conscience, they say, but that… Continue Reading
A lot of you are getting pretty crazy right about now … Halloween on a Friday. Us, we’re sitting at home with some punk rock songs about graveyards, vampires, zombies and bloody alien invasions. Stay safe out there.
I’ve had several reasonably interesting minor epiphanies lately. One of which is the often-overlooked fact that there are as many great songs written about money troubles as there are about break-ups. The struggle of the working musician, the impoverished-by-choice troubador… Continue Reading
John Mark McMillan is set to release an alternate version of his excellent Borderland. Featuring guest appearances from Ray Dalton (of Macklemore/Ryan Lewis fame) and Needtobreathe vocalist Bear Rinehart among others, The Borderland Sessions is not a b-sides/outtakes collection but… Continue Reading
Right now I am giving a proper listen to Somewhere Under Wonderland, the new record from American rock band Counting Crows. “Palisades Park” the lead track, immediately reminded me of the bonus/hidden track on the VH1 Storytellers side of the… Continue Reading
Superdrag “Aspartame” [This is a true Throwback Thursday post since I published this Thursday, March 26, 2009 on my blog The Living Room] It will probably come as no surprise to those of you who know me that Superdrag’s Industry… Continue Reading
Case of the Mondays? More bad news. Eels are done with their tour for now. But the music lives on. Check out these three acoustic performances from the broadcast network CBS Television Station.