The Hyphen Across the Ocean

Always metal. Always. Despite that like-able new Shearwater song (look “Rooks”) which laudably distills their longer excursions into single form, I’ve reached one of those twice-yearly attacks of a fetishistic need for metal, especially on earphones. I have theories, one being that metal delivers right away, as a genre, for time-pressed or attention-span-challenged listeners. I […]

I Hate Music. It’s Got Too Many Notes.

I tried it. From Friday morning through this morning, I neither listened to nor thought about nor read about music. And I didn’t miss it. An unforseen side effect did threaten, however: my standards might lower with lack of exposure. When a snippet of radio music in my sister’s car raised its ugly head in […]