Wednesday, June 28, 2017



Benjamin Booker | "Witness" | Witness

Do you need another reason to get up...


Friday, June 23, 2017

So Far So Good 2017

So Far So Good 2017
Summer has risen, its hot sun already pushing us into submission. Spread your proverbial wings and fly. Music is always a good companion. For years now, I have been giving a breakdown of my favorite records. I slice this process in two—So Far So Good drops each June and So Good So Far shows up in November. 

Here are the albums that have won me over thus far in 2017. Consuming more music than the list outlines, I try to keep this running tab at six, sometimes with a couple of honorable mentions. Then, in the second installment, I compile the complete year of music to create a best-of, bakers dozen.

The list below is in order of release date. Enjoy summer with some great tunes, a vacation or road trip, and some cold beverages. Stay cool.


Nikki Lane | Highway Queen
songwriting, collaboration, good tunes...send the sun & muddy waters

Spoon | Hot Thoughts
Austin's finest is back at it, great melodies, lyricism, very spoon-esque yet new...can I sit next you"

Timothy Seth Avett as Darling | IV
honest songwriting, contemplative, relatable, one of my favorite songs...should we move

Future Islands | The Far Field 
great album, it's thematic and complete, it captivates right away—luring you in... Ran & Cave

Kendrick Lamar | DAMN.
probably my favorite album thus far, it makes you think, gut check, DAMN. be HUMBLE.

SZA | Ctrl 
hip hop/R&B, new to the scene, honest wordplay, there's doubt & empowerment, garden & anything

honorable mention: Benjamin Booker | Witness & Kevin Morby | City Music

Monday, June 19, 2017

Just Make it Painless


Arcade Fire | "Creature Comfort" 

God, make me famous
If you can't just make it painless
Just make it painless


Sunday, June 18, 2017

Save Me

Aimee Mann | "Save Me" | Magnolia

You look like the perfect fit
For a girl in need of a tourniquet

But can you - save me
Come on and - save me
If you could - save me
From the ranks of the freaks


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Current Mood...OR

Loretta Lynn & Jack White | "Portland, Oregon" | Van Lear Rose

Oregon is calling me.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

State of the Union

The Raconteurs | "Intimate Secretary" | Broken Boy Soldier

Are you a part of this kakistocracy?


Helpless | Current Mood

Neil Young | "Helpless" | Live at Massey Hall 1971

With dream comfort memory to spare
And in my mind I still need a place to go
All my changes were there