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
I haven’t had much time of late to write. The house project of repainting walls, painting trim, pulling up carpets, and laying down bamboo has absolutely dominated my time. That and working on my BMW, which in the past few weeks has received a full tune-up (with exception of replacing points and cleaning the carb).
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
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]
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]
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]