Last week, I wrote a post here about how I was listening to music more closely than I possibly ever have before. In addition to that, however, I am allowed to listen to my iPod at work sometimes, meaning I am listening to more music than I have in quite some time. Despite the fact… Read More


I learned how to sing in the car. Sure, when I was a child, before I could legally get behind the wheel of an automobile, I used to sing at church and at school and in the bathtub or shower. I used to pretend a plastic Wiffle ball bat was a guitar and would stand… Read More


From the day I first heard Edward Van Halen playing the opening notes of the song “5150” out of a 15-inch speaker in my best friend Michael Bell’s bedroom during my junior year of high school, I have been hooked on “hard”music. I like big, loud, electric guitars, driving bass lines, and drummers who make… Read More


It would be impossible for me to write anything here concerning music without addressing the untimely death of Prince Rogers Nelson at the age of 57. At the time I am writing this, no cause of death has been determined for The Purple One, but that has not stopped the air of general weirdness which… Read More


I’ve shared a couple of songs here recently that held special meaning in my life and helped me navigate some of the darker times, and I’ve thought for a while about setting aside one post a week to shine a spotlight on more such songs. So, without further ado, welcome to the debut of “Tuneful… Read More


On a whim, I recently applied for a job reading meters for the local city utility system. The pay was decent, and I thought maybe the chance to get outside and do some work might help me get back at least a little of the energy I’ve been so sorely lacking as of late. Certainly… Read More


It would be very easy for me to simply recycle the post I wrote at this time last year, when I talked about how I didn’t want the next December to be another “Long December” I could identify with. Truth be told, this December ain’t been so great either, so I could once again wish… Read More


It seems I hear it every year when I’m at the mall. I’m not sure why that’s when I notice it. Maybe it’s because shopping and music seem to be so interconnected these days. Some people can tune it out, but I always catch at least a little bit of what is being played over… Read More