Training For A Half Marathon With iFit's Tommy Rivers Puzey

I’ve just completed training for a half marathon with iFit’s Tommy Rivers Puzey. Over 30 runs, and countless hours together, it was an amazing journey. Wherein, I felt like I made a new friend and an influence that pushed me daily towards new goals and worldly knowledge. When the virus hit and shut everything down,... Read more »

Release Radar 04/23/21 - Yelawolf vs James

Release Radar 04/23/21 - Yelawolf vs James
April showers bring May flowers, so embrace the chilly rain for a few more weeks. Think about all the fun stuff you can do with rain while we have it. De Lux is back on my #RADAR this week with an ode to the Talking Heads, called “What’s Life.” It’s not really an ode as... Read more »

Release Radar 04/16/21 - Liz Phair vs San Holo

Release Radar 04/16/21 - Liz Phair vs San Holo
Spring is in the air, tulips are towering, and baseballs are flying. Liz Phair has a new album on the horizon called Soberish. It will be her 7th, released on June 4th. Her latest single, “Spanish Doors,” reminds me of a cut, off of her debut, Exile In Guyville. I think having Brad Wood back... Read more »
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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 »