There was a time when I would write at least one haiku per day. I’ll have to find my old notebook to see when I left off with it, but it feels like now is the perfect time for a resurrection. It’ll make the small writing exercise that is this blog feel a little moreContinue reading “#359 – Mug Museum by Cate le Bon”
There are some days where you learn a lot about yourself and about the world. Ideally, these lessons do not come with a particularly high cost to you, personally. Of course there will be other days where it feels like you’re being dragged through the mud, or worse, across something more abrasive. I’m not sayingContinue reading “#358 – Brightest Lights by Lane 8”
There is a seemingly bottomless well of great indie rock bands that I’ve never heard of. It’s been fun discovering more and more of them as this project has gone on, and Big Thief is a great example. It’s obviously just a sign of my ignorance of various music scenes around the country that artistsContinue reading “#357 – Masterpiece by Big Thief”
I’ve really been phoning in these posts this week. It’s partially because I’m on a mini family vacation and partially because I’ve been utterly uninspired lately. It seems I’m finally coming to the peak of my “COVID fatigue” that has been festering for over a year. Time to get myself back on track and figureContinue reading “#356 – Superdream by Big Wild”
I picked this album partially because Spotify compared this artist to Tycho, but also because my kids go to a daycare called Little People. It’s not much of a reason, but it doesn’t really have to be, does it?
Today I got my second shot of the Pfizer vaccine. I had to drive to a random CVS in a weird little town called Santa Paula. Not too bad of a day overall.
This album was recommended by a friend, who sold it to me with his description of Daler Mehndi as the Indian David Byrne. I can definitely hear why he would think that, as well as why I should be exploring Indian music more. Yet another culture with a long and distinctive musical tradition that IContinue reading “#351 – Tunak Tunak Tun by Daler Mehndi”
Janet Jackson’s song “Rhythm Nation” came on at work the other day. Her album of the same name was one of the first cassette tapes I ever bought, along with MC Hammer. It brought back a lot of memories and made me want to check out some of her other albums. This one was theContinue reading “#350 – Janet by Janet Jackson”