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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 […]

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Lemme Hear It Again: Giving Thanks for Good Music

This year, Thanksgiving Day will be a little bittersweet for me. In addition to being a day for giving thanks for all that we have and all that we are, it’s also the anniversary of the death of my only sibling, my sister Tasha. It hardly seems like it, but she’s been gone now twice […]

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Sometimes, It’s NOT Music to My Ears

A colleague once asked me about the methods I use in determining what to review for this blog; I told them it’s very much the same way I’ve amassed a huge collection of music- just by listening to a lot of different stuff. A better question may be how I’ve ended up listening to some […]

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Pick Up the Needle, Move It Back, and Play It Again

My dad would’ve turned 90 years old this past week, and one of my fondest memories of him is how he helped shape my love for music. As a child, he showed me how to play records… how to stack 45’s on the spindle so they could drop down to be played… how to play […]

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Critiquing Music is a Labor of Love

I’ve been writing about music, off and on, for somewhere in the neighborhood of 25 years, all out of love, and the desire to be another Nelson George. As this post is being published during the week of Labor Day, I remind myself again of why I continue to do it without any recognition or […]