I turned 28 today [January 3, 2017]. That means I have lived 10,220 days, 336 months, and have completed 28 rotations around the sun. Twenty-eight isn’t a significant birthday at all, but I wanted to start collecting a playlist of songs to represent each year of my life. It was hard to do because I only wanted an artist represented once. So this isn’t a “best of” or anything like that. Just a playlist… a playlist that will probably shift throughout time. Continue reading “28 songs for my 28 years on earth”
Looking for a song to party to? How about study along with? Need a song to take your sex life to the next level? Here are thirty albums I enjoyed this year on one level or another, in alphabetical order. I spared you all the commentary and just included a song from each album. Continue reading “30 albums from 2016 you need to hear”
Donald Glover’s artistry blossomed in recent years. It might have been an existential crisis in a hotel around the release of Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet in 2013. It might have been that he was finally allowed to write and act his own thoughts instead of helping Tina Fey on 30 Rock or playing Dan Harmon’s affable jock Troy Barnes on Community. Whatever it is: Glover is one of the most important artists right now, and his Childish Gambino alter ego is finally ready to step up to that level. Continue reading “Gambino grows up: ‘Awaken, My Love!’ reviewed”
Ahhh. While you’re getting exciting over crappy Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the one good Pumpkin beer coming out way too early, I’m getting excited over new television. Of course, there are some heavy hitters returning, but I came up with too many new shows to check out. I tried to get a variety of shows so that everyone can find something they like.
Below you will find shows that critics are already falling in love with, offbeat shows that might not make it (but hopefully do), as well as shows that can be called “cozy,” “fun,” or “cute.” These are the shows critics might not love, but the general public will enjoy.
The name doesn’t really make sense. I was going to put really gritty songs and some synthy pop on a playlist and sorta changed a lot of the songs eventually. The flow isn’t perfect, but there are some good up beat songs as well as some slower, melodic ones. I made a Spotify playlist, so you can listen to that here.
- “Future People” – Alabama Shakes
- “She’s Not Me” – Jenny Lewis
- “Video Girl” – FKA twigs
- “Sober” – Childish Gambino
- “Colony (Sombear Reach 4 Remix)” – Now, Now
- “I Was a Fool” – Tegan and Sara
- “Bright” Echosmith
- “Crystals” – Of Monsters and Men
- “Master Pretender” – First Aid Kit
- “Call Your Girlfriend (Robyn cover)” – Allison Weiss
- “I Love You, Honeybear” – Father John Misty
- “Flying Saucer Blues” – Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s
- “Who is You Lover?” – yellowbirddd
- “Allston” – Tancred
- “Digital Witness” – St. Vincent
I’ll keep this short and sweet. Here are ten albums I dug this year, in alphabetical order by the musician, and why I like them. I’m giving myself a tweet (140 characters) to explain why I like each release. Continue reading “Top 10 albums of 2014”
Update: Childish Gambino has since released a full version of “yaphet kotto (freestyle)” via SoundCloud.
Community for a handful of episodes in the upcoming fifth season to focus on his rap career, Gambino has been relatively quiet.
He released “Centipede” in July and started tweeting and retweeting a lot about something called Roscoe’s Wetsuit. He even launched a website with nothing on it but the name of the site. This was followed by a tweet on October 4 that “the album is done.” Continue reading “Childish Gambino reveals sophomore album details”