Once again Scarlett had a hand in determining the year’s winners. However, sometime around June she stopped requesting Disney music all the time, allowing others a chance at the spotlight. Still, while other artists were able to take the top artist spots, I didn’t listen to any one song often enough to undermine the Disney … Continue reading “Last.fm 2014 Listening Trends”
1. Five Iron Frenzy (147 listens) – Many of these came from me continuing to go through my collection in alphabetical order. 2. I Fight Dragons (102 listens) – IFD’s Kickstarter album finally came out. I really like it a lot. I’ve been listening to the B side more than the song cycle, but that’s … Continue reading “Last.fm Listening Trends 2014 Q4”
I was inspired to ruminate on this from this Boing Boing article featuring a Dust & Grooves interview with Sheila Burgel. The series seems to use interviews as an excuse to photograph people’s vinyl listening rooms. Many of these are quite beautiful, even if the beauty is just in the size and organization of the … Continue reading “My Relationship with Music”
It’s too bad the whole plastic instruments genre died out so quickly. I would have loved to have played Salsa Band.
K-Pop has been making a splash in America in a big way. Although they have nearly subsumed all music in Asia and are getting big in parts of Europe and the Middle East, K-Pop in the USA seems to be about where J-Pop was during the height of the anime/manga crazy in the last 1990s … Continue reading “K-Pop and 10 of their Crazy Music Videos”
Memorial Day was pretty awesome this year. All three original Mesa Brothers were reunited for the first time since Christmas. It was my third major holiday celebration since Scarlett was born (in 2012 we only celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas), but it was the first one I hosted. Even with Danielle’s family only 3 hours away … Continue reading “Memorial Day 2013”
While on my trip to the Grand Canyon I kept a journal of my experience in order to create an after-the-fact travelogue. Presented over the next few days is an edited version + photo essay of my trip. — 5 Oct 2010 Tomorrow I get to see the Grand Canyon! I’ve been waiting to see … Continue reading “Grand Canyon Trip: 5 Oct 2010”
Their food may or may not be worth the price, I’ve never been there for dinner. However, I do know that their club is crap. I would have to say that tonight was definitely the worst experience I’ve ever had in terms of going out for a night of fun. First of all, I got … Continue reading “Babalu Grill in Baltimore, MD is a horrible dance club”