What I've Been Listening to: June 2019July 3, 2019, 12:35 PM David Lynch, Listening
I was listening to the Coffee House station on SXM while chauffeuring my six-year-old to one place or another and song, Anxiety, by Julia Michaels featuring Selena Gomez came on and caught my attention. Of course, I knew who Selena Gomez was, though she became famous in pop music a bit after I was the type who stayed current on pop music. SO I wouldn't call my self a fan or even very familiar. I'd
What I've Been Listening to: May 2019May 30, 2019, 01:01 PM Horror, Listening, Review
This is one that totally came from catching my eye on iTunes. Billie Eilish wasn't on my radar before her new album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, came out a little over a month ago. I have an eclectic taste, but the pop and club influences I can detect in Eilish's music don't usually draw my attention. However, the haunting quality of Eilish's musical sound, voice, and lyrics are all captivating.
What I've Been Listening to: March 2019March 25, 2019, 04:28 PM Listening, Originality
Around the time I finished college, I became aware of and subsequently a fan of Andrew Bird. I even saw him perform at eh Englert in Iowa City, in 2007. But for some reason, I stopped following him a year or so after that. Then, earlier this month, without any provocation I'm aware of, Andrew Brid came to mind. Thus, I pulled him up on my unlimited iTunes and set to rediscover him. It has been delightful.
What I've been Listening to: February 2019February 28, 2019, 12:06 PM Listening, Review
I heard the members of Mandolin Orange interviewed on the radio and thought I'd give them a listen, so I pulled up their new album, Tides of Teardrops on iTunes. I'm glad I did.Their sound is interesting, they have great lyrics, wonderful voices, and splendid harmonies, plus the music is very chill, perfect for casually listening to while hammering out a couple of days of editing. I think Mandolin
What I've Been Reading, Watching, and Listening to: Jan. 2019January 28, 2019, 03:42 PM Horror, Listening, Lovecraft, Originality, Reading, Review, Watching
Reading:Earlier this month I sat down and read Lovecraft's Herbert West - Reanimator stories. I'm working on a new story which has some similar themes, and I wanted to be sure I wasn't inadvertently overlapping with characters or plot. I'd seen the movie years ago but never read the original literature.In short, I loved it. It was dark, mysterious and thought-provoking. I enjoyed the almost Dracula-esque
What I've Been Reading, Watching and Listening To: Nov. 2018November 27, 2018, 10:48 PM Adaptation, Burl Ives, Christmas, Horror, Listening, Reading, Screen vs. Page, Watching
Reading:After watching the Netflix adaptation of The Haunting of Hill House, and thoroughly enjoying it (see last month's Watching) I decided to delve into Shirley Jackson's original book. Though I haven't quite hit the final page, I can comment on many sparks of delight, though overall I've not been as wowed as I was with the series. Part of the difference, through no fault of the book, is that some