Tag Archives: Opinion

Recommended Listening

As I like to do every few months, I wanted to share some new releases I’ve enjoyed recently. These are pretty much all just new albums from bands I’ve listened to for years. I feel like I’m forgetting something with this list, so let me know of any great albums that came out in the […]

My Favorite Albums of 2012

2012 was a pretty good year for music. Here are some of my favorite albums (in order of date released) over the past 12 months with a super short review for each. I highly recommend that you check each of these out. And on a side note, I also released an album called Union, Reunion […]

What Vacation Taught Me About Work

I recently got to spend a week and half traveling with my wife in Italy. We were celebrating our 5th anniversary by doing something we’ve always dreamed of doing. It was incredible. Our favorite part was our 3 nights in Riomaggiore (one of 5 small towns along the Ligurian coast collectively known as the Cinque […]

Do You Have a Hobby?

Sometimes there’s a very blurry line between my hobbies, my interests, and what I get paid to do. I have a handful of hobbies and interests that don’t contribute directly to my bottom line, but I consider them to be just as important as what I do for a living. Even the various things I […]

DIY, Creativity, and a Washing Machine

Last week my washing machine broke. Again. About six months ago, I paid a guy to come fix it, so I wasn’t really keen on paying again so soon. Now, I’ve always had a DIY attitude. I roast my own coffee, repair my own mics and mic cables, I’ve built my own guitar amp, I […]


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the value of quiet in my daily (or at least weekly) routine. I often brag that I’ve never had cable since becoming an adult, as if it means I have better things to do with my time. But the truth is over the last few years, my free […]

What Do You Create?

This video has really got me thinking about what it means to be a creator – why we create, what we’re doing when we create, how dangerous it is to be a passive audience. This video (particularly the part starting around 1:40) raised some thoughts in my mind about the ethics of creativity. I want […]

Recommended Listening

Here are a few new releases I’ve been listening to recently. It’s a short list because I haven’t done as much listening as normal for the last few months. I was finishing up my own album for release in May, and since then work has kept me pretty busy (more on that to come). Brendan […]

Recommended Listening

It’s been a while since I’ve done this, so I wanted to share some of the new releases I’ve enjoyed over the last few months. Alex Chilton – Free Again An album of songs recorded after Chilton’s time as the frontman for The Box Tops but before he founded Big Star. This is the musical […]

My Favorite Albums of 2011

I won’t call these “the best” albums of the year. I admit this is nothing more than my opinion on the albums I enjoyed most. I’m sure I missed out on more than a few great albums. I’d love to hear about your favorites – you may help me discover something I missed out on. […]

Recommended Listening

Here’s a short list of some albums released in the last few months that are worth checking out. I’m also working a list of my favorite albums of the year to post soon (some of these may appear there as well). The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions It took over 40 years for these […]

It’s… Arrested Development

Arrested Development was my favorite television show of all time. I was lucky enough to accidentally see the third episode when it originally aired, and after about 30 seconds I knew I would watch every episode that came after. Little did I know it would end up being canceled after its 3rd season. Thankfully, it’s […]