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  • June 25, 2017

    Can you believe 2017 is half over? Neither can I. Lets take a look back at the first six months of the year and delve into some of my favorite new albums of the year.

  • January 23, 2017

    My buddy / writing partner got me a year’s subscription to Shudder for Christmas this year, and I have to tell you after 23 days it’s already the most useful and amazing gift I’ve received in years. Sorry family members who have sent me much more elaborate gifts and helped me in incalculable ways during the past few years. Right now I’m sitting here watching Waxwork for the […]

  • December 24, 2016

    I can’t believe I finished this before the end of the year. I guess this is the benefit of having a job that affords you time off for the holidays. Things could be worse this holiday season. I could have ended the year unemployed, which was looking like a distinct possibility on Thanksgiving. A month later I’m happy to report that stability has, for […]

  • December 20, 2016

    Looking back on the craft beer scene at the end of 2016 is depressing. I have completely given up on the culture of Ahab-ing around Southern California trying to slay a proverbial whale while ten thousand other ship captains are on the hunt as well. What is craft beer culture in 2016? If you don’t make it to every bottle release prepare to pay a king’s ransom […]

  • October 16, 2016

    I feel like I haven’t composed a Top Ten list for quite some time. Ever since I gave up on a regular posting schedule my list production has faltered. If my current work/social calendar holds I should have time to post weekly Top Ten lists throughout the month of December. You know, like in the old days. The best deaths of the year, the best beers, […]

  • June 26, 2016

    Hello friends, my old darkness. Are you all gearing up for your July 4th weekend? I know I am. For the first time…ever–I think–I am going to have a four-day weekend. This is how adulthood feels, huh? At 33 years old, it’s about time I experience it (or something like it). In lieu of a mix tape today I’m going to share tracks from what […]

  • January 8, 2016

    Thank you for the all the positive feedback I’ve received in the past week regarding my Top 100 Albums of 2015 list. Whether by e-mail, Facebook, comments and texts, you sure know how to make a guy feel like his website has more than ten readers! Even though I made mention of at the beginning of the post you might have glanced over my warning: no soundtracks […]

  • December 31, 2015

    Gone are the days when I would painstakingly – and sometimes painfully – describe each and every record included on my annual Top 100 list. One year when I was housesitting for Quiggs and Sebastian I spent 14 hours straight on their couch hunched over my laptop. Meanwhile their two dogs sat at my feet begging me to take them on a hike. Instead I let them […]

  • June 11, 2015

    Whether driving back and forth across the city, flying across the country, or hunkered down at a desk working, there is always music playing. And I am always looking for something new and exciting. Yes, I know we all love queueing up Metal Machine Music or Henry Flynt’s Back Porch Hillbilly Blues Volume II in those times of need. But there’s also something refreshing about new […]

  • December 30, 2014

    Hey everyone. The new year is ending. I posted my Top 100 albums of the year list. It was different than most other lists on the web because, surprise surprise, this is a website where I get to express my opinions, not those of the rest of the population. So far the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Thanks for the tweets and emails and […]