Hippo Campus Singer Drops Solo Project "Lupin"

Hippo Campus Singer Drops Solo Project "Lupin"
I saw the Sessions email that Lupin was doing a Livestream when Covid first started, but had no idea who that was and why I was being notified? After my brother sent me the Spotify link to “Vampire,” a week later, I knew I had made a mistake. “Oh,” I thought. “That was Lupin!?” Jake... Read more »

"My Octopus Teacher" Opens Beautiful, Brave New Worlds

"My Octopus Teacher" Opens Beautiful, Brave New Worlds
There is a scene in My Octopus Teacher, a Netflix documentary, where filmmaker, Craig Foster, hugs an octopus. It’s the same octopus that he gets to know intimately over the course of a year, and the one that he followed around a South African, underwater kelp forest. It’s an extraordinary documentary, that every human should... Read more »

My 81 Week Writing Streak Came To An Abrupt End

My 81 Week Writing Streak Came To An Abrupt End
The combination of Easter and Spring Break foiled my shot at consecutively writing for 100 weeks. I was a bit bummed when I got the weekly Grammarly email blast and it said my 81-week writing streak had come to an end. I love writing my weekly music (Release Radar) blog, and any other beer or... Read more »
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Release Radar 04/09/21 - Mating Ritual vs Twenty One Pilots

Release Radar 04/09/21 - Mating Ritual vs Twenty One Pilots
Mating Ritual was on my #RADAR again this week. They’ve continued to impress me with their songwriting, and “I’m Not Crazy” is one that gets better with each listen. Stick around for the climax, the best part is towards the end. Have Twenty One Pilots gone pop, or were they always pop? “Shy Away” might... Read more »

Release Radar 04/02/21 - Chet Baker vs Caveman

Release Radar 04/02/21 - Chet Baker vs Caveman
Between Spring Break and Easter, I somehow lost a step. I lost track of time, as the days ran together. I hope your Friday was good. This week we start with your Jazz Song Of The Week because the man who brought me into this world was none other than Chet Baker. “My Funny Valentine,”... Read more »

Release Radar 3/26/21- The Kooks vs Amy Winehouse

Release Radar 3/26/21- The Kooks vs Amy Winehouse
Normally I wouldn’t start my Release Radar off with a remix, especially a song that’s nearly 15 years old. But, this version of “Naive” by The Kooks, fancified by Seeb, is a fun one, ripe for the Spring weekend. It brings back great memories while giving us another chance to spin a classic. Funny that... Read more »
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Why Can't We Just Glue Barbie's Shoes On?

Why Can't We Just Glue Barbie's Shoes On?
As a stay-at-home father, and the housekeeper, I’ve been pondering a simple question, “Why can’t we just glue Barbie’s shoes on?” Instead of vacuuming up all of those little pieces, why not just glue them all on? Then, when we sit down to play Barbie, they have the correct shoes on or any shoes for... Read more »

Release Radar 3/19/21- Middle Kids vs Cypress Hill

The Middle Kids dropped their long-awaited sophomore album this week, Today We’re The Greatest and, because of all the EP’s released in between, there’s been no slump. Hannah Joy and Company offer another batch of pop-and-rock-goodness, just in time for Spring. A nice little surprise in this week’s Release Radar is the return of De... Read more »

Release Radar 3/12/21 - Sting vs Everything Everything

I gave up sweets for lent. After celebrating my daughter’s 6th birthday, like 6 times, I really want a chocolate chip cookie, a cupcake, or a piece of cake with buttercream frosting. Welcome to Release Radar, the week ending Friday, March 12, 2021. The sun is out a lot lately, and a ton of new... Read more »
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Release Radar 3/5/21 - James vs St. Vincent

The Kings of Leon finally release their new album. It’s slow in spots but shows growth. All things aside, it’s a smooth listen. Great to see James in my Release Radar this week. I miss Tim Booth’s voice and the band has been pumping out some incredibly good music over the last three years. “All... Read more »