Category Archive: Music

Rhythms speak / sun to winter’s call

The fact that my last post was my Top Albums of the First Half of the Year list and this post is my Top Albums of the Year list would normally require some… Continue reading

These clouds on the screen / from the state in between

Somehow half the year is already gone, while I’m still mentally stuck in March, having been holed up at home since then. Normally I’m quite content to stay at home and stay away… Continue reading

In this shared life / The raw within

The last year has been so bizarre. The first half consisted of me furiously researching new releases/new-to-me bands to first make it through life until we saw YOB live for the first time… Continue reading

Sown in fields of stars

I typically do not wear jewelry of any sort, but when Alexis Devine of Squirrel vs. Coyote mentioned on her Instagram that she wanted to do some custom literary bodices, I jumped at… Continue reading

Shed the skin / expose the heart

Because I’m now one of those people who is obsessed with making Top Albums of the Year lists, and because I’m one of those people who is obsessed with music and listens to… Continue reading

The raw within

Almost exactly a month ago, my man and I were on the other side of the country, pacing nervously in a dark but cozy basement in the center of a city I’d prefer… Continue reading

All these words / are dust within my mind

The last year has been full of new feelings, many not exactly welcome or at least quite confusing. Like I’m going through puberty 20 years late or something. Exhausting, really. Music has been… Continue reading

I will sit right down / Waiting for the gift of sound and vision

Though I already had four other books on the go, I couldn’t resist starting Nick Cave’s first novel, And the Ass Saw the Angel (1989), once I got my used copy from Powell’s,… Continue reading

The snake and I, a venom high

Though I said back in July that I’d write a post every time I updated my Last 5 and Top 5 Vinyl lists, my Discogs purchase history shows that I have clearly not… Continue reading

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