Record Club #2: The Lemonheads, It’s a Shame About Ray

I got in the car, and slid in the CD that was hanging out of the dash. As we screeched out of the parking lot, the guitars kicked in, Evan Dando’s voice came pouring out of the speakers, and my life changed ever-so-slightly.

Record Club #1: The Smiths, The Queen is Dead

I didn’t realize you wrote such bloody awful poetry. Unfortunately for me, when The Smiths were in their heyday, I wasn’t quite old enough to have known who they were. Fast forward a few years, though, and I was having a fairly normal high-school existence, with just enough suburban ennui that the dramatic lyrics (and … Read more

Sourdough 1.0

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, but one of my goals for 2013 is to learn to do more stuff. The first project I decided to tackle is sourdough bread. Cooking has long been a hobby of mine, but where cooking feels more like art, baking is much more a science. But being in … Read more

I Know It’s Over: 2012, According to iTunes

At the end of the year, I like to look back at the music that bubbled up to the top of my iTunes playlists. Owing to a number of factors (leaving an office job for a home office, starting a DJ gig, buying an antique phonograph) I listened to a ton more music this year … Read more