Sunday Music: Emo Kids Going Sober In Song (w/ Future Teens)

Future Teens have a new album out, and the self-described “bummer pop” band has a real gem in “BYOB” about struggling with sobriety. I feel like this is exactly what emo kids getting older is supposed to sound and feel like. A couple of lines from the lyrics with the video below: If you bring … Continue reading Sunday Music: Emo Kids Going Sober In Song (w/ Future Teens)

Religions In Regular Life (Via Maggie Rogers At Harvard)

Maggie Rogers was reflecting on the near-religious aspects of making and performing music when she wondered if she could study it.  She could.  Harvard Divinity offers a Masters of Religion and Public Life degree, which she earned in 2022.  To her, practicing the arts is a spiritual practice. Studying how religion layers intention into everything … Continue reading Religions In Regular Life (Via Maggie Rogers At Harvard)

Maggie Rogers On Her (Visual) Creative Inputs

Before Maggie Rogers makes an album, she has to write some songs. And before she writes some songs, she starts with some visuals.  She calls it a mood board (and this is apparently a thing people do that TIL).  As a synesthesiac, her brain connects colors to feelings and sounds. She pulls out the poster … Continue reading Maggie Rogers On Her (Visual) Creative Inputs

Sunday Music: Chet Atkins Picking On The Beatles

Chet Atkins is a guitar person’s guitar person. His instrumental takes on the Beatles take my brain into another room and focuses it.  I know, I know - it’s the Beatles composition at the core, but hearing how he re-arranges these and chooses his tone, when to use chords, when to bend notes - it’s … Continue reading Sunday Music: Chet Atkins Picking On The Beatles

Everything You Know Could Already Be Wrong

We’re all smart people - but, times change.  Jimmy Iovine tells a story about how at the point when Interscope Records (his record label) was on the top of the world, he thought Napster was going to ruin everything.  As a kid from Brooklyn, he knew the value of walking into a store and buying … Continue reading Everything You Know Could Already Be Wrong

Sunday Music: 30 Days (Chuck Berry)

Chuck Berry has too many classic songs, but this has to be one of my favorites, “Thirty Days (To Come Back Home).”  Maybe it’s the boom-chick-boom-chonk rhythm guitar thing I love so much.  Maybe it’s the escalating threats in the lyrics, where he calls on everything from the gypsy women to eventually levying the FBI … Continue reading Sunday Music: 30 Days (Chuck Berry)

Sunday Music: Disco Devil

How have I not sung the praises of this song here before?  Max Romeo was a Jamaican reggae star and bonafide island crooner.  Lee “Scratch” Perry was personally delivering dub (and the insane tech behind it, which he was creating by hand) to the universe.  This song is one of my favoritest things either of … Continue reading Sunday Music: Disco Devil

Paul Simon On How Partnerships Break Up

There's an interview clip of Paul Simon explaining how partnerships break up you’ll want to watch. Here’s the big idea - and it’s as important in our personal lives as it is at work - we change, and that’s ok. Partnerships lift everyone up. When they no longer serve everyone, it’s best not to ignore … Continue reading Paul Simon On How Partnerships Break Up