Lists And Mixes

A Perfect Sunday Morning Playlist: 10 Songs to Start Your Day

Last Sunday, Twitter told me that #SundayMorning was trending, and I immediately thought of the outstanding song of (almost) the same name by Margo Guryan. It got me thinking: what would my perfect Sunday Morning playlist sound like? Paint a picture: Hanging out on the couch with my big fat white cat Thunderclese and my… Continue reading A Perfect Sunday Morning Playlist: 10 Songs to Start Your Day

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: February 17, 2012

I fixed my tail light. It was a simple matter of checking the fuses, noting that the 8A fuse was blown, and swapping it out. Still having issues with the front indicator and running light, but thanks to the good folk at BMW 2002 FAQ, I should have it figured out in the near future.… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: February 17, 2012

Song Reviews

Of Montreal: Dour Percentage MP3

In a way, I kind of miss the days when Of Montreal gave us songs like “Disconnect the Dots” and “The Party’s Crashing Us” and even “The Past Is A Grotesque Animal”. Paralytic Stalks seems a different beast entirely, filled with further psychedelic pop experimentation than we’re used to from Kevin Barnes and company. The… Continue reading Of Montreal: Dour Percentage MP3

On the Radio

Fense’s Radio Show: December 9, 2011

Stuarto Glasser, host of the All Around the World Music Show, called me up a little after 5pm Friday and asked if I could fill in for him. Thinking it would be a great way to attract a few more listeners I agreed. I headed home and put together a playlist of some of my… Continue reading Fense’s Radio Show: December 9, 2011

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2007

Let me tell you a story. In 2007 some notable things happened. I attended the annual music festival SXSW (the image above is of myself and The Lovely Sparrows’ Shawn Jones, taken by Abandoned Love Records/Virgin Of The Birds’ Jon Rooney), I grew a mustache, and I met a beautiful girl named Andi at the… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 33 and 1/3: Best Albums of 2007

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 25: Best Albums of 2005

2005 opened my eyes to a world of new music. I joined the crew at KZUU over the summer, my first summer back in Pullman working toward my Masters in Business. I’d spend my two-hour show pouring over thousands of obscure albums, looking for anything that might spark my interest. While music had always been… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 25: Best Albums of 2005

Lists And Mixes

A Retrospective Top 20: Best Albums Of 2004

What a decade it’s been. 2004 was my first year in the so-called Real World; jobs, car payments, instability everywhere. Things weren’t all happy and seemingly upbeat like the mid 90s. After eight months in Seattle, I found myself unemployed and decided it was time for more education. I moved to the greater Portland area… Continue reading A Retrospective Top 20: Best Albums Of 2004

Album Reviews

Of Montreal: Id Engager [Single Review]

Written by Fense So, Id Engager by Of Montreal (MySpace) isn’t necessarily an album, though it will be categorized as such. It’s a single. And boy was I excited to see it in a small pile of singles when I was at Everyday Music in Bellingham last week. There it was, sitting precautiously on the… Continue reading Of Montreal: Id Engager [Single Review]