Music Genres: Blues Rock, Folk, & Country

In the last installment (and the first) of the music genre project, I explored early blues and rock ‘n’ roll. Those are relatively foundational genres for what music has become today, which is primarily what led me to selecting them in the first place. However, now it is time to move on and in doing…

Music Genres: Rock ‘n’ Roll and Blues

I have spent the last few weeks setting up my next project, and this one is another big music one. This project also pulls me out of my comfort zone. I am used to working within the sounds of a single album, not an entire genre, but that is where I find myself at the…

Do You See What I See? Perspective and Identity in Get Out and Blade Runner

Perspective drives a great deal of what makes films, and stories of all kinds, function. It is why the designation of first person, third person, and different forms of storytelling are important identifiers in analysis. Perspective also drives identity. The two are locked in a perpetual dance, constantly changing who takes lead and who follows….

MASSEDUCTION or: how I learned to stop worrying and love St. Vincent

I am doing my best to stick to the promise I made myself about this blog. No consecutive weeks would feature the same type of blog post. For that reason, this week I am getting back to what started it all: album reviews. This blog actually used to feature almost entirely album reviews. Specifically, most…

Developing Character in The Player and Hiroshima, Mon Amour

I am a perfectionist. When I decided to pick this blog up again, specifically driven by my numerous project ideas, I did not realize how big of a role that label would play for me. I had the blog posts planned out a month in advance, and I would pick the movies or the album…

Exploration of Power in Alphaville, Looper, and Twelve Monkeys

For a while, I was rolling with this plan that you can see if you move back through my posts – the “weekly wrap-ups.” Obviously after a while, I abandoned that plan, and frankly, this blog altogether. I never stopped loving writing though, and I always planned to gradually make my way back. To nobody’s…

Weekly Wrap-Up #6

Let get right into it this week! I got quite a bit to say, and I am excited to write about it! Album of the week: Album of the week is an odd category this week, as I have only been listening to Louis Armstrong albums this week, and I have to be honest, I’ve…

Weekly Wrap-Up #5

I decided to give the Weekly-Wrap Up’s another shot to develop and here is the first one back! I talk about Kurt Vonnegut, Keanu Reeves, Damian Lewis and Life, and Queen Latifah! Here is it: Album of the week: This was a weaker week for albums for me. I finished Queen Latifah’s discography and started Louis…

The Best Albums of 2016

So it has obviously been a long time since I posted on this blog, but I wanted to come back with a bang – which is exactly why I put together this behemoth. I love music and I love sharing my love of music, so if this prompts you to listen to any one of…