God I Hate Country Music

At least, that’s what I thought. With the exception of the classic artists I grew up listening to and the exceptional album here or there, country music just pisses me off. The vocalists throw extra twang affectation into their voices every time they open their mouths. They write about the same boring, repetitive things using the […]

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90’s Musical Obscurity

So I found this buzzfeed article that I couldn’t look away from. Also, I had to write some commentary. It was a reflex. Couldn’t help it. The article got me to reflect on some old music. Here are my favorites from their list. And some of my personal thoughts. Dig – “Believe” Whale – “Hobo […]

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Listening in fragments – an issue?

With the technological changes in the music industry over the last 20 years have come changes in listening purchasing habits. And I suspect some interesting changes in the world of fans. I never really purchased vinyl. I was buying cassettes in the 80’s and CD’s in the 90’s. Unlike many people I knew, I never […]

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Bad Religion @ Summerfest

July 7, 2013 Bad Religion plays Summerfest. It rocked. And I finally got to prove to Jerry how awesome they are live. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”3″ gal_title=”Bad Religion”] See, I saw them in 1995 (oh my god that was 18 years ago!!!!) when they opened for Pearl Jam. And I was blown away at how amazing they […]

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A Week in Songs

I recently began a journaling exercise. At the end of the day I describe my feelings for the day in a song. I think some of the results are interesting – in many ways. Sometimes the songs have several different aspects to them but I cling to one particular theme that sticks with me more […]

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Digitized Choir Tapes!

I have enjoyed, quite geekily, listening to recordings of the choirs I’ve been in over the years. This particular year was my sophomore year and we had traveled to Washington, DC and performed at the US Naval Academy Chapel in Annapolis, MD and the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC. […]

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1994-1995 Choir Recordings

The school year of 1994-1995 was very fun, choir-wise. we performed some great jazz songs (see Blue Skies and Come Home), a jazzed-up vocal version of Bach’s Organ Fugue, and some high-energy crowd pleasers (Bridge Over Troubled Water, Steal Away, and Betelehemu). Here are the songs: Blue Skies Come Home Organ Fugue More Than You […]

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Mindwalk: Film and its Music

I first saw Mindwalk in a class.  I can’t tell you which class it was or what we used it to learn about.  I think it was an exercise in understanding different perspectives.  It’s an interesting movie, though I’ve heard people say that “Dinner With Andre” is better.  I  think it’s comparable to “Waking Life”, […]

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Panic at the Disco – Pretty. Odd.

I bought the CD yesterday, based on the radio play of the track “Nine in the Afternoon”.  I like the CD a lot.  It’s reminiscent of the Beatles, Billy Joel, Elton John, and classic rock in general.  The vocal harmonies are wonderful ear candy and the orchestration is fantastic. The problem is that PATD really […]

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