Autumn (Or What It Feels Like To Fall) Vol. 3

Date September 11, 2012

After the record-breaking hot and humid summer we just had, Autumn and the cooler temperatures that come with it, is a most welcome change. Who doesn’t love pulling out their sweaters and scarfs, admiring the lovely shades of reds and yellows, and the smell of the bonfires and apple cider in the air? With the [...]

This Is Just A Meta Mix On A Blog

Date March 21, 2012

Inspired by the return of one of my favorite TV shows, the hyper self-aware Community (whose Abed could be considered the patron saint of meta-humor) and the self-referring “Simple Song” on the new Shins album out this week, I’ve made a mix of my favorite meta-referencing songs. By this I mean songs that specifically reference [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Albums of 2011

Date December 27, 2011

(photo by cubagallery) Well, here we go again. Like last year, we voted for our favorite albums of the year and put it all together to make one definitive (not really), collaborative Best Albums list. We even all pitched in on writing some blurbs too. As can be expected, there are many albums we loved [...]

Favorite Live Shows of 2011

Date December 21, 2011

We’re still working on the Best Albums of 2011 list, but in the meantime here’s my annual recap of my favorite live shows + concert photos of the year. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to catch as many shows in 2011 (getting old I guess?), but I still managed to see quite a bunch of bands [...]

musicforants.com’s Best Songs of 2011

Date December 16, 2011

(photo by cubagallery) These are 50 tracks that defined 2011 for us, presented in highly unscientific ordered list form, with Matt’s songs marked with a “-MG” and my choices with a “-TJ” next to them. To better spread the love, there’s only one song per artist. Click the links next to the track to download [...]

For The Actor Mix

Date October 18, 2011

“I mean, look at me— I’m an actor. An actor, for crying out loud. You know how much rejection I face every day? But in this business of show, you have to have the heart of an angel and the hide… of an elephant.” Words of wisdom from the perennial actor / never-nude, Tobias Funke. [...]