Music

  • The Rider Song

    January 20, 2013

    I don’t know how I’ve gone so long not realizing that two of my favorite contemporary musicians Nick Cave and Warren Ellis have collaborated on many musical soundtracks. I at once dived into them all and was not disappointed. This song off the soundtrack to the move The Proposition is so amazingly sublime. read more

  • Sketches

    May 05, 2011

    Iwant to keep my skills sharp in the mediums I have a bad habit of neglecting. So here are a handful of sketches done with video, sculpture, writing, music etc. It’s fun to shake things up every now and again. read more

  • Open Letter to Heather Phares

    March 13, 2011

    A little while back I made a resolution to contact my favorite artists and give thanks. I started with this letter to Heather Phares. read more

  • 100,000 Songs

    May 14, 2011

    I recently logged my 100,000th song with last.fm,
    which has been tracking my music listening since I signed up with the service a few years ago.
    (To see what it looked like at 50,000 click here) read more

  • Trish Keenan R.I.P

    January 14, 2011

    Lead singer Trish Keenan of Broadcast, died today.
    One of the best, and certainly my favorite contemporary rock band. read more

  • The National – Anyone’s Ghost

    February 17, 2007

    You said I came close
    as anyone’s come
    to live underwater
    for more than a month

    you said it was not inside my heart, it was
    you said it should tear a kid apart, it does
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  • The Cool, Cool River

    July 19, 2011

    Moves like a fist through traffic
    Anger and no one can heal it
    Shoves a little bump into the momentum
    It’s just a little lump
    But you feel it read more

  • Nipper

    January 10, 2010

    My friends and I have created a band.
    That band is Nipper. read more

  • Hall & Oates

    October 14, 2009

    I was reeling from the hilarity that is twitter.com/Shitmydadsays when I came across this gem:

    “What are you listening to?…I know who Hall & Oates are god dammit.
    It’s the mustache guy and the gay man.” read more

  • The Knife – A Lung

    August 3, 2009

    Sometimes I get into a weird music mantra mode where I can’t help but listen to the same track on repeat. I don’t know if I ever went this far though. This week for some reason, the song I couldn’t get enough of was this Knife track, where I just listened to it on loop for 3 days.. read more

  • Records

    June 14, 2009

    I finally got my record player up and running. After putting so much effort in pairing the right amp, monitor speakers, needle, it’s such a joy to hear my music come out and fill the room. Some of the records I’ve been playing on it are albums I have on CD or digital, and it’s really interesting to hear the difference on the records.
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  • 50,000 Songs

    December 14, 2008

    A little over two years ago I signed up with an English website that is pretty much a one shop stop for anything music related on the internet. Whether I’m looking up info on a musician, lyrics to a song, tour dates/venues, recommendations, editorials etc. read more

  • Grouper Madness

    August 22, 2008

    Evidence of my recent Grouper madness. read more

  • I love Poignant Christmas Music

    July 28, 2008

    For reasons I don’t understand, I have a real soft spot for poignant Christmas music.
    Last week I steeped myself in Low nonstop for three days.
    On the third day I found myself continuously repeating two songs off the Christmas album.
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