Monthly Archives: December 2016

2016: A Year In Music

I was introduced to the concept of “personal weekly music charts” a little over six years ago, now, and started making my own at the same time.  The practice of creating your own Billboard-esque charts to really reflect on your music on a weekly basis, and then to have them to reflect on for ages […]

A Nontraditional Holiday Approach

When it comes to Christmas music, the population seems to have varying reactions.  There are people who love it and think it embodies a good time of year.  But there are also people who (understandably) get tired of hearing some of the same songs over and over again.  For the most part, I consider myself […]

The Power of Discomfort

When it comes to music, I find it incredibly difficult (and mostly pointless) to forcibly remove emotions from the picture. That isn’t to say that I don’t try to objectively view music at all, particularly when trying to convey my thoughts and feelings to others, but in the end, acknowledging that a song is derivative or […]

Stories in a Song

I delve into and enjoy music primarily via some type of relatability.  Sometimes it’s a theme that I connect with my personal life, sometimes it’s a theme that I connect with the lives of people around me, and sometimes it’s even something that I connect with a fictional story.  Regardless of the source, though, it’s […]

Soothing Sounds

I don’t talk about much instrumental music on here.  Mostly, that’s because I don’t hone in on instrumental music much in my personal listening, since a significant piece of music for me is attaching to the lyrics and relating to them or finding some emotion in the story that’s being told.  That’s not to understate […]