Some Days Are Better Than Others
and today was a pretty bad day. (productively speaking. I thoroughly enjoyed my day today. Though the non-productive-tryptophan is setting in right about now.) Though I had a big inspired rant about my life, it seems like I didn’t follow through today. So here it is. Present me telling future me what to do: You (me) wil wake up at 8:30. You (me) will not hit the snooze button, wake up,...
I need to make my life more interesting.
Alright, I’ve noticed this pattern of laziness and what seems to be the beginning of something self loathing. So to keep myself out of the winter blues and focused on my senior recital, I need to put things into perspective. 1. Where am I at right now? I’m a senior at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, in my final semester. I seem to have taken a flip on my life goals...
What happened to movie soundtracks? →
This article points out several important things. First being the fact that the Academy Awards has elected only two movies to be included in the Orignal Score category. Are there no other movies worthy? It seems to be that part of the reason this happens is a technicality. NPR states further in the article that what we’re in now is a “playlist culture”, which I believe full...
When my brothers world, and my world collide.
Matt Wilson with Strings last night at the Winter...
Nicholas Payton: Black American Music →
Want to hear a good joke? This guy. There are a few reasons why I can’t stand the jazz scene, and unfortunately, this interview highlights so much about what I can’t stand. The whole “I’m a true artist” nonsense, the whole “let me play all instruments on the record” nonsense, and the name dropping. Nicholas Payton has caused a stir in the jazz scene...
Ben Murphy Bass’ Big(ish) Band. Another good friend of mine keeps writing this AWESOME music. This is a live version at my friends loft party from later this semester. Raw.
NPR's top 100 songs of 2011 →
An awesome list that covers the top 40 hits to the lesser known songs by Lisa Hannigan or Bill McHenry, but I would like to make one (and unsurprising) addition to list. I think Feist’s song Comfort Me or Caught A Long Wind from her newest album on it. It’s worthy of top 100 in my mind.