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Road Trip Tunes

Road Trip Tunes

Does anyone else get as excited as I do about making music playlists?  I thoroughly enjoy the process of picking out tunes that I would want to hear for specific occasions, and I’m pretty good at it, if I do say so myself.  I always have several going for different uses – a Dinner Mix, [Continue]

Album Review: K’Naan

Album Review: K’Naan

The Dusty Foot Philosopher Extended Edition (Reissue) – 2008 Like many, I was first introduced to K’Naan at a live show, when he was opening for Stephen and Damian Marley at Antone’s in 2006.  At that time I hadn’t heard of him, so before the show we tried in vain to find videos of K’Naan [Continue]

Winner of the week: June 7 – 13

Kanye West, The College Dropout – 2004 The combination of skillful lyrics and smart humor make me want to listen to The College Dropout for extended periods of time every time I hear it.  It’s an ingeniously produced album that is brimming with inspiration. [Continue]

What I'm listening to this week: Kanye West

What I'm listening to this week: Kanye West

The College Dropout – 2004 Once again, I’m starting off at the beginning for another artist I really like, Kanye West.  Sure he has a massive ego, but when someone is that talented and driven, I think it’s completely forgivable.  Isn’t having an ego part of being an musician, at least on some level?  There’s [Continue]

What I'm listening to this week: Peter, Bjorn and John

What I'm listening to this week: Peter, Bjorn and John

Living Thing – 2009 It turns out to be sort of a Swedish theme recently, as I just listened to Peter, Bjorn and John‘s new album, Living Thing, for the first couple of times this week. I had already heard that the new sound was somewhat unexpected and that apparently Kanye West, like, REALLY REALLY [Continue]

Today's Musings: The Fray Cover "Heartless"

I’m not a big fan of The Fray…it’s all a bit overwrought for me. But lead singer Isaac Slade’s sort of whiny, melodramatic vocals work really well for one of Kanye West’s most emotional songs. And considering Kanye can’t really sing “Heartless” without Auto-Tune, The Fray’s version seems pretty [Continue]