2016 II

Omissions and Otherwise Left-out Leftovers  |  last.fm data  |  Spotify data Okay, so in my 2016 post, it would seem that I glossed over or outright left out a lot of important parts of the year in music. It's as if I talked about the body, but not the heart. This was intentional, as I … Continue reading 2016 II


frankles free fridays

I got the chance (this will be funny in a second) too see Chance the Rapper (okay, so it's not that funny) open up for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at the Minnesota State Fair last August and, well, he's a bit kooky.  He attempted to coordinate a large-scale audience participation throughout his show, focusing more … Continue reading frankles free fridays

Celtic Revenge: Or, The Demise of Electronica

Are you old enough to remember the rise of electronic music in the 90's, as DJ's and other electronic groups emerged from the underground into the light of the mainstream? This era was a heyday for labels like Astralwerks and Mute, large players responsible for bringing Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers, Aphex Twin, Underworld and many … Continue reading Celtic Revenge: Or, The Demise of Electronica

Sunday Sounds: Savoy

Hey, so do you remember when Daft Punk kinda made you feel bad about wanting another Daft Punk album?  Sure, you were impressed with their bravado, their amazing songwriting and innovation, creating something new using the sounds they grew up on?  Maybe you thought to yourself, "Yeah, this is great and everything, but where's the … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Savoy

Sunday Sounds: Daft Punk

There's a lot of Random Access Memories that fits into the vague criteria of Sunday music.  It is laid back, it's a kind of retrospective composition, and it prompts me to think about the past week and history in general. I see Sunday sun in the guitars.  I don't know how else to explain it. … Continue reading Sunday Sounds: Daft Punk