In the year 2016, many great musicians and actors are departing this world. First a death occurs, then collective mourning on social media occurs (and for good reason, as you shall read). Then the contrarians come out to play, asking where all the love was…

There are some inherent advantages to digital releases. Perhaps the most obvious is that there are no physical production costs, and no boxes of CD’s taking up valuable storage space in your closet, or under your bed, or in the trunk of your Honda. But one advantage…

I’ve been thinking about how certain tastes in music are acquired. Naturally, the fundamentals of it are based upon whatever the listener began to hear at a young age. This period of early listening often defines things such as stylistic preferences, and the instrument(s) the…