On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: July 20, 2012

Last weekend Andi and I visited Anacortes and walked around the dock, discussing our future as polo-shirt-wearing yacht owners and shopping for the ideal water home. Sure, this fantasy may never come to pass, and while I may find myself in a polo shirt now and again, that doesn’t mean the boat life is for… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: July 20, 2012

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: November 4, 2011

Friday evening was a mad house. Getting into the station wasn’t the issue, as I expect it will be in the coming weeks now that winter is upon us; it was the transition. Transitioning from one on-air personality to another is a bit nerve-wracking. The quarters are cramped, the mic is hot, and you have… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: November 4, 2011

Album Reviews

I Was A King: Old Friends [Album Review]

The self-titled release by I Was A King was pretty solid, but Old Friends is another beast entirely. The album is a stunning portrayal of original pop music. Heavily-strummed acoustic guitars are complemented by pop vocals and offset by thick brass orchestration. And the band forays into experimentation of occasion. “Echoes” features highly prominent trombone… Continue reading I Was A King: Old Friends [Album Review]

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I Was A King [Show Preview]

Playing power pop in the vein of Apples in Stereo, or perhaps more so of Teenage Fanclub, I Was A King hits the road later this month in support of their self-titled sophomore release. The Norwegian group will hit the states late this month, kicking the shows off in Chicago and winding across the east… Continue reading I Was A King [Show Preview]

Album Reviews

I Was A King: It’s All You [7″ Review]

I Was A King (MySpace) is a Norwegian pop band with power pop tendencies. Their hook-filled songs are packed with lovable guitar riffs, noteworthy female-fronted vocals, and a very large sound. Their new single is titled “It’s All You” and it features a near classical, minute-long piano introduction by Sufjan Stevens. When the percussion and… Continue reading I Was A King: It’s All You [7″ Review]