Album Art Lover: Blurry

Date August 15, 2012

For this edition of my ongoing album art lover series (where I discuss album art trends and stuff), I’m focusing on the album covers using blur, an effect I’ve seen pop up more and more this year, from Cloud Nothings to The Antlers to Chromatics. Probably the most iconic blurry album photo is Bob Dylan’s [...]

Leap Day Mix (Real life is for March!)

Date February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day, everyone! As you all know, leap day is the extra special bonus day we get every four years at the end of February, and where (as 30 Rock shows us) the gilled & mustachioed Leap Day William emerges from his home at the bottom of the Mariana Trench to trade children’s tears [...]

Playing with My Morning Jacket: Lolla recap from Youth Symphony member

Date August 13, 2007

A friend of mine, Nelson, got the chance to play with My Morning Jacket as a part of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO) at Lollapalooza last week. He was nice enough to write up a little recap about how they got involved, his experience with the band, and what it’s like playing in front [...]

iTunes Celebrity Playlists – Reviewed!

Date November 8, 2006

It’s been a while since I’ve looked through the playlists sections of the iTunes Store, but I saw some interesting ones on there today and I’ve picked out a few to review (in a section I call iTunes Celebrity Playlists). While I do that though, let me tell you some of the categories of iTunes [...]