Houndmouth album review by HearYa

Houndmouth album review by HearYa

I have listened to a handful of music podcasts and read a bowlful of music websites and/or blogs. And it’s hard, because some are too much pomp and bitterness (your intelligence does not increase the more you complain!). And some are kind of empty and don’t quite describe anything, they just churn out the same … Continue reading

The Unbreakable Ellie Kemper

The Unbreakable Ellie Kemper

If you were me, and your favorite thing about the second half of The Office was Ellie Kemper as Erin, and you wondered what could Tina Fey possibly do that would be similarly hilarious to 30 Rock yet unique in its own right, then I guess, keep reading about The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, whose whole … Continue reading

Listening, Thinking, Writing

Listening, Thinking, Writing

Listening I’ve been listening to a few albums, but the two favorites lately were: Cymbals Eat Guitars – Lose Song referenced: Jackson These songs are so sad and heart-wrenching, but alive. I love the lyrics!!!! The Only Place – Best Coast Song referenced: The Only Place I love that California sound. Bethany Cosentino does it … Continue reading

Ought – More than Any Other Day

Ought – More than Any Other Day

I’ve been poring over Top 2014 lists for the past couple of weeks, looking for more things to like. Does anyone else skip over the rap and electronic stuff? Maybe I am getting old. Either way, here is a track from Ought’s “More than Any Other Day”. The song is called “Habit”.

Lifelong project

Lifelong project

I am not sure what time frame to reference. Maybe I can just say “nowadays”. Or maybe I’ve felt this way forever. There is just way more out there to learn and hear, than I will ever physically be able to experience, which makes me feel very stuck. I am finding this particularly lately with music … Continue reading

Conor Oberst Releases New Music

Conor Oberst Releases New Music

A kid whose scratchy, waving-wrecked vocals, with the 100-lifetimes-within-20-Earth-years wisdom, is now 34. Conor Oberst. The literature-singing, mood-swinging, gangly, edgy punk, got married. We called him Indie. We called him Emo. We wondered why he slurped coffee and recorded himself getting lost on the way to a party in some of his tracks. Change is strange. But at least he … Continue reading

Interview with Josh Siegel of Bailiff

Interview with Josh Siegel of Bailiff

This past Tuesday, Bailiff’s album, Remise came out. Hearing little bits and previews early on, I thought it had a specific sound (like, just one), and I thought I knew what to expect. But when I got to hear the whole thing, it turns out I was just guessing! This band’s last album was really good, but … Continue reading

Happy Rex Manning Day

Happy Rex Manning Day

The hardest day in the year 1995 was the day I bought the Empire Records soundtrack and looked for my favorite songs. Please note that I was 11 years old. And actually, I think I didn’t see the movie until it came out on tape. I am way too honest. But back to my point: MORE … Continue reading