That last blog I wrote was quite a doozy, and to be completely honest, it’s getting a bit harder to find more and more interesting things to talk about. This was a regular posting blog because I wanted to practice maintaining deadlines, but isn’t strictly professional because it’s a personal blog; it’s about things I like to write about.
But lately, it’s hard to even pinpoint what it is I like writing about.
No this is not another excuse to babble endlessly about Gorillaz where would you get that idea....
Back at this ole blog again with another album recap! Funny that my next post fell on Christmas morning of all days, but presents come in all shapes and sizes. Merry Christmas to those who celebrate!
I love asking people if they know System of a Down, them saying “no”, and me reminding them of a little diddy that starts off “WAKE UP *whispered* wake up…”, and they say “oh yeah! I know them!”
But they are oh so much more than the catchiness of said diddy, “Chop Suey!”, definitely one of the weirdest radio-friendly metal tunes I’ve ever heard. And soon, they too will be on my list of “new music to obsess over” (pssst.... new album in the works).
First time I've officially cancelled a blog. Those in school would understand.
But hey, keep listening to my new album guys.
The album is so close, I can taste it like Thanksgiving leftovers.
I don’t really have much to say. But hopefully this post will bring some encouragement and positive vibes.
At one point in my life, it was really easy to claim that I could write a book about Gorillaz.
And, you know, there already is one, a ~300 page one in fact… and it covers only 2000-2005.
I’ll never get over popular online reviewers. I wouldn’t be quite as obsessed with over-analysis if it weren’t for them. This art form, that has a huge audience to please (it’s even written by an audience), is dominated by the internet, and therefore is always changing.
But one thing that always remains the same is the fact that we all have a weird love inside us to watch someone lose their minds when they have to review something.
This will probably be a short music-based blog, because… music school. But hopefully interesting!
Teaching jazz piano while simultaneously playing a lot with singers and trying to compose/record more on the side got me thinking; what's the easier or more beneficial path? Learning music by ear? Or learning it by written theory?
It’s here. It’s out an about like a toddler already, endearing its way into my heart like every Devin project. So, after I calmed down from listening to it for nearly a week, here are some thoughts!
Yikes, Devin’s album was leaked and it’s taking me a lot of willpower to not listen to it until it comes out because … I dunno, I’m the type of person who does that.
Luckily there’s always more stuff. And stuff is good.
The Devin Chronicles continue with some talk about Devin and Mike Zimmer’s (aka ZimZimy) new documentary, Transcending Transcendence. Now this gives me an excuse to nerd-out a little about film.
Remember when I mentioned my readers having to get used to my obsession with Devin Townsend? Whelp, guess who has a new album coming?
As amazing as it is to look at a piece of writing you’ve finished, it’s hard to get there. Massively hard. From motivation, determination, tenacity, and a good amount of Blood Sweat and Tears(c) at the start, to obsessing over little mistakes, to overthinking, to anxiously meeting yours or someone else’s deadline at the end … it’s a labour of love. Here are some reasons why!
This might be a short blog, with more questions than answers.
Sometimes, I tussle with the fact that not all my favourite artists and media-makers are the best people in the world. And I know a lot of people have that problem as well.
Blog posts now on a random analysis basis, with scheduled ones hopefully returning after I finish school!