Lists And Mixes

The Best LPs of 2012 Countdown: 10 to 1

Finally, I present to you my top 10 records of 2012. Once again, we begin with a pair of honorary mentions — the recent single that’s leading into my most anticipated album of 2013, and an album I know would have made the top 50 had I checked it out in advance of compiling and… Continue reading The Best LPs of 2012 Countdown: 10 to 1

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: It’s An Indie Christmas

Each year I shun Christmas music like it’s the plague. It begins too early, is far too repetitive, and, quite frankly, is a bit boring. That is, until this year. It began with “The Week Between”, a new track off One Christmas at a Time, an LP that finds Jonathan Coulton and John Roderick (The… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: It’s An Indie Christmas

Song Reviews

Kishi Bashi: It’s Christmas But It’s Not White Here In Our Town

I just got my copy of Kishi Bashi‘s Christmas Flexi for “It’s Christmas But It’s Not White Here In Our Town” in the mail. Offered up as a limited edition (only 1000 were pressed, and it’s now sold out) 7-inch single from Joyful Noise Recordings, all proceeds benefit charity while the buyer gets a pretty… Continue reading Kishi Bashi: It’s Christmas But It’s Not White Here In Our Town

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Fense’s Radio Show: December 7, 2012

A long night, but no matter. I learned long ago that spending a bit extra time doing something you love… well, it’s a good thing! Stuarto sent along a text asking if I could pick up his 8pm show and I obliged. Being a mere few hours from show time, I just threw together an… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: December 7, 2012

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Fense’s Radio Show: November 30, 2012

For my first show back from vacation, I decided to lay off the vinyl. After all, I received a few packages of records in the mail and that means another vinyl-only show should be coming up in the near future. The November 30 playlist includes new tracks by The Ocean Floor, Nicholas Jaar / Theatre… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: November 30, 2012

Lists And Mixes · Videos

15 Must-See Indie Music Videos of 2012

Music videos can be total sensory overload. Not only do you get great audio from bands that have often spent insurmountable time mastering a song they have created, adding to them videos can open a similar avenue with interesting visual storylines and themes. Some have plots, some have twists, and some have neither; others are… Continue reading 15 Must-See Indie Music Videos of 2012

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Fense’s Radio Show: August 3, 2012

Andi and I went to the beach this past weekend. And now we’re engaged, around five years and five days after our official first date. We’re pretty excited and have been talking to all our old friends about the plans (completely unofficial at this time); most likely a June 2013 wedding. I sense a show… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: August 3, 2012

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Fense’s Radio Show: June 29, 2012

And like that, half the year is gone. For the doomsdayists, that means less than half a year until it all comes crashing to an end. In light of being prepared, I picked up a new little toy this last week: a beastly, black on black 1979 El Camino. The thing has a 350 V8,… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: June 29, 2012

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Fense’s Radio Show: June 1, 2012

Damn. The Bimmer done broke down. Once it warms up, it refuses to hold an idle. I did some research over at BMW 2002 FAQ and found that it could be one of a number of things: a faulty ignition coil, a fuel mixture issue, the carb needs tuning, the timing is off… the list… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: June 1, 2012