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R.I.P. Sharon Jones

Sharon Jones was the living embodiment of dancing in the face of death. I was lucky enough to see her strut her shit across the stage multiple times, but I’m so glad I was able to introduce my dad to her talent when she played with Valerie June a couple years back, as well as witness her steal the show from… Read more →

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Goodbye to the legendary Leonard Cohen

It was 1988 when my dad brought home the I’m Your Man CD. I was used to him listening to classic rock, contemporary country, and (don’t judge him) Michael Bolton, so my 11-year-old ears were not prepared for the sounds of L. Cohen. That booming voice, the angelic backup singers, the horns and the poetry. My friends and I would play… Read more →

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ILSUDH2 Turns 5

This blog turns 5 years old today. It hasn’t become a viral sensation, but that was never the point. It was started as an outlet — an outlet for me to reflect on the albums and live shows I had experienced throughout any given year. Exposing people to music they might not have otherwise heard was a distant second. The… Read more →

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‘along the street lately the stories are bound’

As I mentioned back in December, the time I have available to dedicate to this blog has become less than years past. A new job and other real-life responsibilities have taken precedence over my daily ingest of music and pop culture. I have been working long (full) days for the past few months, and although it has been extremely rewarding to… Read more →

A Fun Fun Fun Recap

Music festivals usually end up being something less than the sum of their parts.  Whether it be a hot summer day in a park or a week long event spread across multiple venues throughout a city, the anticipation and planning is usually a lot more fun than the reality — a reality that consists of short sets, less than ideal… Read more →

Belgian Beer Break

With the exception of a quick recap of the Cold Specks performance at Feeërieën 2012, this is not a music post. This is more along the lines of a personal travel blog, so maybe it doesn’t belong on this site, but it’s my site and I can do whatever I want with it.  And I figure most of my followers are… Read more →