Music I Want to Talk About – April 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Symptom of Your Touch” by Aly & A.j. (2021) When I first started doing these monthly writeups, I told myself I would only allow artists to appear in each category (Song, Album, or Artist) once a year. As you might recall, I featured the Aly & A.j. song “Listen!!!” in my January writeup. Then I heard the first few … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – April 2021

Anne Watches the Wire: Season 1, Episode 3

I know, I know. It’s been a long time since I posted about The Wire after promising you it would be a series. Well, rest assured that while I didn’t get this episode blogged about in as timely a manner as I was hoping, I did keep my original promises. 1) I didn’t watch past Episode 3 until this blog post was published and 2) … Continue reading Anne Watches the Wire: Season 1, Episode 3

Music I Want to Talk About – March 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Guilty Love” by Ladyhawke and Broods ft. (2021) From the first time I heard this, I couldn’t get enough of it. Ladyhawke and Broods both have made some pretty great songs separately, so it’s only natural that they’d make a great song when they join forces. “Guilty Love” leans slightly more in the Ladyhawke direction, with more of a … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – March 2021

Music I Want to Talk About – February 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “My Play” by AJR (2021) I love AJR and have even seen them live twice (it would be three times but COVID canceled their 2020 tour). While the production on this song is pretty standard AJR, the lyrics are what propelled it into a monthly roundup post. “My Play” is about watching your parents’ marriage dissolve. The framing device … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – February 2021

Music I Want to Talk About – January 2021

Songs I Want to Talk About “Since You Been Gone” by Rainbow (1979) The first half of January had me in a pretty intense ’70s rock phase. The song I played the most in this phase (and maybe all of January) might’ve been “Since You Been Gone” by Rainbow. This was a legitimate hit in its day, but I didn’t learn of it until around … Continue reading Music I Want to Talk About – January 2021

Anne Watches The Wire: S1E1

Anne’s Note: The actual episode review starts in the 7th paragraph. Everything before that is an explanation of the overall project, which may or may not interest you. Paragraphs five and six are specific to The Wire, but discuss its larger legacy and why I picked it for this project rather than my personal opinions of the show. —–Hey readers! I hope you all are … Continue reading Anne Watches The Wire: S1E1

Top 20 Albums of 2020: #15-#11

Welcome back to the second installment of my Top 20 albums of 2020. If you didn’t see Part 1, I’ll link that here. If you don’t want to read all that here’s a quick refresher on what I look for in albums as I’m building the list: Specialness: Is the album special? Is it making interesting choices that set it apart from other 2020 releases … Continue reading Top 20 Albums of 2020: #15-#11