One of my favorite feelings is finding the perfect song for a car ride, long or short, day or night, alone or with company.  In general, I find that accompanying the right music with the right drive is one of the most satisfying and complete musical experiences one can have.  I have numerous driving playlists […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

There’s a sort of plague that seems to exist in circles surrounding almost everything in the world that one could theoretically enjoy, where elitist factions try to define who has “earned” the right to be called a fan of it.  To say it exists more prominently in any one medium than another would probably be inaccurate (not […]

If you listen to a lot of music, it’s likely that you have plenty of artists that you end up falling in love with and following with dedication.  But I find that there’s a specific kind of “favorite artist” that you start to listen to and they instantly click with you, whether through a perfect, poetic composition of […]