Reasons I Love New Music

Stumbling on new music is one of my favorite things, whether it is from a friend’s recommendation or (like recently), Spotify’s Discover feature.  So here are the things I love about new music: I love hearing a new song and immediately hoping that the album is as good as the song is. I love listening […]

A Spoiler-Free Reaction to The Leftovers

Damon Lindelof roped me in. He was a showrunner for one of my favorite shows of all time, LOST. So when I heard in 2014 he was part of a new HBO show, I was instantly intrigued.  However, I did not have HBO, so I was resigned to eventually watching it, whenever I would have […]

Saying Goodbye

Sometimes it is just time to move on. You have been in my life since my first memories.  You were there in my early formative years, giving me more options than I knew what to do with. You were there in my teen years, when I was sneaking around to see you when my parents […]

A Spoiler-Filled Review of Stranger Things 2

I’ve just finished Season 2 of Stranger Things and loved it! Overall, I feel like it stood up very well to the first season, without much or any drop off at all in terms of storytelling and atmosphere. They continued to nail the perfect 80s Spielberg/Stephen King/horror vibe, while still capturing the coming-of-age angle.  Below […]

Pop Culture Catch-All

The last few weeks I’ve been able to ingest a few great tv shows, albums, movie previews, and songs, so I thought I would share my thoughts. The lastest album by Wolf Alice, Visions of a Life, is pretty good.  I’ve never listened to them until this album, but a review in Rolling Stone piqued […]

My Grandma

2009, when Katie and I went to tell Grandma and Daddy Sam she was pregnant My grandmother passed away on Friday, September 29th.  She had been in poor health for awhile but took a turn for the worse in the last week. I was able to see her one last time before she passed, so […]