Monthly Archives: April 2017

The Closer I Get To You

Despite being aware of their existence and lengthy career, I can’t claim to be very familiar with most of the band Asia’s work.  While something that I intend to mend at some point in time, it’s not my focus here; rather, I want to discuss the fact that a chance encounter with their most recently released album, […]

In Defense of Love

Music is filled with a plethora of testaments to the enduring power of love, whether in the form of a specifically dedicated love song, a composition professing the fire of love in spite of hard circumstances, and many pieces that argue with the undervaluing of a certain love. “Who’s To Say” by Vanessa Carlton, a song […]

Branching Out and Moving Forward

Take a moment to recall what your life was like in 2003.  How different are things now, fourteen years later?  How has all that time changed who you are as a person and the things that you do? These are questions I’ve been turning over in my head with the release of Hopeless Romantic, Michelle Branch’s fourth […]

Nuclear Nostalgia

Reimagining a song can be a very volatile business, whether you’re doing it through covering, sampling, expanding, or even some combination of the three.  When people are very attached to a song or an artist, they can often take a reimagining of the original badly, and understandably so given the deep personal connections that one […]