I jumped on board the Frank Turner bandwagon a couple of months after he released his last album, Positive Songs for Negative People, which means that, while I reaped the benefits of his relentless, endless tour cycle (I ended up seeing him and the Sleeping Souls twenty times over an eighteen month span), I missed… Continue reading What I’m Spinning – Be More Kind by Frank Turner
It's no secret that Parsonsfield are among my favorite artists making music and performing today (I waxed rhapsodic about them here and here). I had the opportunity to give their new album, entitled WE, a listen prior to its release, and it was everything I've come to expect from them plus some. "Through sincere and… Continue reading New tunes – WE by Parsonsfield
*The first of my ICYMI series. Seeing as how these guys have made the news recently for receiving a spur-of-the-moment invitation by Team Canada to fly to PyeongChang to perform at the Olympics, I thought it'd be appropriate to share this. I had the good fortune to cover Arkells' east coast shows in November with… Continue reading From the archives – Arkells in Philly and DC
I'm sure you've noticed that I've been a bit derelict in posting original content on here. Sorry about that...I haven't had much time alone with my thoughts of late. But it just occurred to me (because I'm super quick on the uptake like that) that I do have stuff to share, stuff that you might… Continue reading Content forthcoming. Standby.
Apparently I'm worse at following through on things than I thought. I wanted to participate in Xtra Mile Recording's 30 Day Music Challenge during November, following the chart below, but I think I got to the 5th before fizzling out. Rudy had the right idea though - make it a blog post (I'd link to… Continue reading #XMR30Day
Hi, everyone. Yes, I'm still alive, and you once again have my sincerest apologies for the lack of content on here (it's October already? How did that happen?). I may have vanished from my blog for a bit, but that doesn't mean I've been idle or neglected my writing. On the contrary, things on that… Continue reading A lot can happen in a month
"The chapters of your life might take you by surprise, and the last plot twist, you never saw it coming." Thanks, Arkells, for the perfect summation of my state of mind. Apparently I'm a music journalist now? Did NOT see that one coming. But to say that I'm thrilled wouldn't even come close to describing… Continue reading The last plot twist, I never saw it coming
"Oh, it's just a game, a silly little game. Everyone's a fool so you don't take any blame. With entitled narcissism, you speak courageously. You're praying to gods who are meaningless to me. You're preying on the weak and those who don't believe." Letting the Arkells do the talking today. Get angry, people.
"And I remembered all the things that I used to care about and I realized that they have faded; they don't matter to me now. They are just moments in a lifetime which I'll never understand. Just a glance across a room, a cigarette burn on my hand; just a second of conversation on a Sunday… Continue reading What I’m Spinning – Postcards from Ursa Minor
It's probably not surprising to hear that I've spent the morning thinking about last night's horrific news from Manchester. I've tried to jot down my thoughts, but I'm really struggling with it. Everything I try to say comes across flat, platitudinous, and I can't properly express the depths of my emotion. Because, once again, this… Continue reading A few precious hours in a space of our own