Music
What Happened to Music?

What Happened to Music?

Once upon a time, male-generated pop music was awesome. Not only was it suave and mysterious, it was actually…good. This is a case study contrasting Dean Martin with Justin Bieber. Before I start, let me preface with the realization that Bieber is a really easy target because of the absolute garbage associated with his name....
Music Video: "Lovely Bloodflow" by Baths

Music Video: “Lovely Bloodflow” by Baths

Baths is the project of a 21-year old Will Wiesenfeld and was my favorite musical find of the entire year of 2011. Wiesenfeld’s music is incredibly unique, yet entirely comfortable for me. The video for “Lovely Bloodflow” is a great depiction of how I view the song: both unique and comfortable. The video’s uniqueness stems...
Music Video: "Montana" by Youth Lagoon

Music Video: “Montana” by Youth Lagoon

Youth Lagoon‘s video for his song “Montana” is a heartfelt film about a father who leaves for war and his son who struggles with his father’s absence well after his boyhood. Parts of the song are hauntingly beautiful, and the wispy feel of the film reflects this depressing/nostalgic work. Enjoy this great work from Youth...
Music Video: "Iron" by Woodkid

Music Video: “Iron” by Woodkid

 This song off the 2011 debut album by Woodkid, a man known for his video direction, completely blew me away the first time I heard it. The horns are outstanding, and the composition is worthy of a large-scale concert hall. The ominous organ and the distant and deep percussion reminds me of a mature Patrick...
Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Greatest

Ray Wylie Hubbard: The Greatest

This weekend, in perhaps the greatest live show I’ve ever seen, Ray Wylie Hubbard performed as both the legend he is and as one of the most accessible people around. Ray started off strong and fast and never let up–exciting the crowd by growling off snake farm. It just sounded nasty, and yeah, it pretty...
A Century of Bill Monroe

A Century of Bill Monroe

Today is the 100th birthday of American music legend Bill Monroe. He is universally known as the “father of bluegrass,” and has influence reaching even to Johnny Cash said it best, when introducing Bill Monroe: “The popularity of Bill Monroe and the bluegrass music has remained constant and has been heard throughout the world to...