This week brought some genuine surprise to the music world. Frank Ocean finally crashed the hype train into public view, dropping his long-awaited sophomore album on a weekend night. After four years, nobody expected it to appear so randomly, but here we are. This is the state of music in 2016. The pendulum of control is truly swinging back … Continue reading What I’m Into This Week (8/21 – 8/27)
I haven’t posted a weekly update in a while, so it’s about time. A lot happened, but I’ll stick to the highlights. I hung out in wine country, biked about 500 miles, and finally saw my Japanese metal superheroes Boris in concert. Then I found myself on an extended deep dive into all the 60s jazz that I skipped over in … Continue reading What I’m Into This Week (8/14 – 8/20)
This mixtape is about that warm glowing feeling you get when you dream about the right path in life. You see it materializing before you, and although it isn’t real yet, you’re filled with the light of understanding. After this kind of dream, you wake with a newfound sense of purpose and optimism.
I only mention current events in these weekly posts to give context to the words I write and the music I share. The circumstances in which we listen are important. Music might help buffer the hardness of the world, but he world informs it all the same. That being said, I don’t even know what … Continue reading What I’m Into This Week (7/17 – 7/23)
In the lead-up to the big 4th of July holiday weekend, I’ve spent almost every night working on a new mixtape. I’ve finally got my passion for mixing back and it feels incredible. Instead of months or years between tapes, I hope to make them a regular feature here. However, this latest mix isn’t quite ready … Continue reading What I’m Into This Week (6/26 – 7/2)
The Durutti Column, aka Vini Reilly, is my favorite guitarist of all time. His vast discography stretches over countless incredible rhythms, solos, and experimental moments of unbridled joy. To hear him play is to witness a musician in total communion with his instrument, his true voice.
Since you’re seeing this a day late, you might have gathered the fact that I was busier than normal this week. After Memorial Day left me only four days to take on a new project at work, I barely got around to writing about music, which always feels pretty bad. Still, I’m thankful for a … Continue reading What I’m Into This Week (5/29 – 6/4)