The holidays are upon us, which means my work is super busy. My sanity is definitely dependent on tuning out 20 versions of “Blue Christmas” and zoning out the angry customers who are upset we don’t carry some obscure form of cookie.
For years now, I have barely listened to music. Had anybody suggested such a thing to me when I was 20, I would have yelled “But music is my life!” and considered swearing at them, but things changed. I had kids. They are loud. I longed for moments of complete silence. I started working for […]
This post is inspired by the comments in Sara Habein’s latest Record Machine post on Roxy Music’s Avalon. The lovely Moretta commented that the titular song off that record, “More Than This,” was sometimes hard to listen to because of the emotions the song can evoke.
I woke up Sunday morning to sub-40 degree temperatures in Seattle and I realized that Autumn and Winter were suddenly upon me. The decline from the 60 degree weather of September to now explains my rapid descent into dark brooding music. I have mostly pushed bands like Vampire Weekend and Ok Go to the side […]
If you’re a furloughed government employee, have I got some good news for you at the end of this post! The rest of the news… not so good. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)
2012 is very recent history, yes, but let’s pretend that this installment of 30 Years of Music is better than all the “Best Of” posts you saw last December and January. We’ve got indie hip-hop, dance party gems, and worry not, a fair amount of guitar too.
Has this week got you feeling like a criminal? Read on!
Reviewing 2005 in music surprised me somewhat because I’d forgotten how many of my favorite albums were released that year. So please, let me metaphorically shove them into your hands.
How did we get from 1983 to 1999 already? Time, you sneaky minx, let’s see what you have in musical riches this week.
Much like 1995, 1996 is one of my favorite years to write about in this series. It holds a special place in my heart as the year that my music taste began to come into its own, and so much of what I listen to then, I still listen to quite often today. Maybe I’m […]
Songs that start with The Letter N (somewhat predictably) often have the words “Never” and “New York” in their titles. We’ve got that here, plus some ’90s classics. Get in.
I had to think about this one a little bit, I must admit. The Letter E does not seem so difficult on the surface, but once I started digging around my music collection, I realized that songs do not commonly begin with it. Still, we’ve got a nice roundup of excellent tunes for you this […]