My Favorite Albums, Songs, and Shows- 2010

My Favorite Albums: The National – High Violet Beach House – Teen Dream The Tallest Man On Earth – The Wild Hunt Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Freelance Whales – Weathervanes Janelle Monáe – The ArchAndroid The Black Keys – Brothers Deerhunter – Halcyon Digest Best Coast – Crazy For You Joanna […]

My Favorite Songs, Albums, and Live Shows from 2009

If you couldn’t tell, I love music. And I’ve only come to really love it in the past few years… way too late in the game, I tell you. In my opinion, appreciating and enjoying music is an art that can help you in numerous ways. For example – music increases brain function. It relieves […]

Memory of Decay

Feel free to skip this post – I might get a wee bit vulnerable… You were forewarned: This week has been especially lonely and self-reflective. Maybe it’s the start of the holiday season. Or maybe it’s the lack of foreigner interaction? If I can speak candidly, life overseas is not all fun stories and awkward […]

Best Places to Buy Vinyl in Minneapolis / St. Paul

The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. -Dave Barry There’s nothing like listening to a Keith Green record…. unless, of course, you’re listening to him on vinyl. Last year, I just so happened to acquire my parent’s old record player. And it couldn’t have been better timing! It was […]

Great Music Lives Here

Twenty aught eight was truly a great year for music, regardless of which genre you prefer… Better than ‘07, I think, and close to ‘06. It’s all relative to your music taste, I guess. Tons of wonderful albums came out this year, and many that came out last year become prominent this year. Even more […]

delirious? has a new one

I just acquired the new delirious? album and it’s hot. A couple of years ago, I was on tour with Acquire the Fire and these guys were with us almost every weekend. (Boy, do I have some stories…) They’re very big in the UK and are becoming bigger here in the US…their new album is […]

MuteMath – Chaos

In honor of me having 12 days before I leave the country, I give you a live MuteMath video: And I hear they”ll be in town in February….oh well.