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Social Listening, Pt. 3

Right about now, at just past the halfway point of the year, I would normally be talking about my best picks of 2020 so far; this year has been everything but a normal year. I honestly cannot yet formulate a list of the best of what I’ve heard so far in 2020, so Ima just […]

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Social Listening, Pt. 2

At the rate things are going in the U.S., we may very well be locked down again here soon; as it is, we’re being banned from travel to EU countries, and even recommended to self quarantine for interstate travel to certain places. So I guess the best thing to do is something you enjoy alone, […]

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Social Listening, Pt. 1

It’s been quite a month since my last post – a lot has happened in the world: some very bad stuff, and some promising stuff. My title this time around isn’t inspired by current social or political unrest, but a play on words of a concept brought about by our current health crisis- social distancing. […]

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Sounds for the New (Ab)normal

As a society, we like to apply tags, monikers, sayings, and labels to things; recently, the term “new normal” has come into vogue, as we walk around (if we go out) with masks on, and generally try to avoid one another – I’ve seen people almost literally dance around people to avoid getting within the […]

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Music to Get You Through A Quarantine

It looks like we may be in a situation where we are sheltered in place for longer than we expected; this COVID-19 pandemic has us all locked down. With me working from home at the moment, it affords me the ability to listen to music in one ear while listening to customers in the other […]

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Stay Home… and Listen to Some Good New Music !

Soooo… I come out of writer’s block with my last post, and into the middle of a pandemic, which has, through the isolation achieved and mandated by shelter-at-home policies, social distancing, my job temporarily closing its’ center and forcing me to work from home, put me in a position moving towards a proclivity for productivity […]

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Gettin' Fit in the Jungle: the Drum & Bass Issue

The week of Memorial Day last year (the last Monday in May, for readers in other countries), I stepped on a scale to check my weight, and I didn’t like what it said- it briefly topped out at 250 before settling on 249 pounds (about 113 kg). I’m literally a smidge under six feet (1.83 […]

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Get Down On It

There’s nothing like the music industry’s customary lull at the beginning of the new year to send a guy into a state of writer’s block; there simply wasn’t anything worth writing about to me. It is showing signs of picking up, however, as there are a number of high-profile artists with new music on the […]

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Will These ’20’s Roar Like the Last One?… and The Best of 2019

The decade of the 1920’s witnessed the dawning of the phenomenons we know today as consumer spending and popular culture; as the 2020’s decade is now upon us, it may go down to those who research it a hundred years from now as one of the decades during the Technology Age. Obviously, I wasn’t around […]

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It’s the Most Musical Time of the Year II

When I did the first article bearing this title at the end of last year, I basically dumped everything I had listened to but not reviewed into the article, so there were 17 reviews in total; this year, since I’ve done more articles this year, I’ve had the chance to (for the most part) include […]