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

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

Do You Need HBO Max?: Animated TV edition

There are a LOT of streaming platforms now. Some would even argue too many. As the industry becomes more fragmented, there’s no longer a clear winner in terms of where your streaming dollars get the best bang for your buck. Wednesday’s launch of HBO Max only makes the waters more muddy. So I’ve taken it upon myself to analyze what platforms have the best offerings … Continue reading Do You Need HBO Max?: Animated TV edition

Album Anne-alysis: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Genre: That kind of semi-experimental synthpop that so many people are doing now that it’s arguably just regular pop.  Year: 2020 Runtime: 33:27 Total Number of Tracks: 12, including two interludes that are each under a minute long.  Songs you might know: – “Comfort Crowd” – “Wish I Was Sober” – “Maniac” – “Checkmate” – “The Story”  My prior relationship with the album and artist: … Continue reading Album Anne-alysis: Kid Krow by Conan Gray

Album Anne-alysis: kelsea by Kelsea Ballerini

Genre: Pop with a country flavor. But by “country flavor” I mean in the way that La Croix is “fruit flavored.” Year: 2020 Runtime: 46:15 Total Number of Tracks: 13 Songs you might know:  – “club” – “homecoming queen?” – “the other girl” (ft. Halsey) My prior relationship with the album and artist: I liked Kelsea Ballerini’s first two albums and have reviewed them both if you’re curious. … Continue reading Album Anne-alysis: kelsea by Kelsea Ballerini

100 Pilots in 100 Days: Dispatches From Elsewhere

When it was originally on: 2020-present Original network: AMC Where you can stream it now: This first episode is available for free on AMC’s website, but you will have to watch commercials. I imagine subsequent episodes will require cable authentication, but it’s hard to say since only one episode is out. Had I seen it before: No. What IMDb says: Four ordinary people feel there’s something missing in … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Dispatches From Elsewhere

100 Pilots in 100 Days: Better Call Saul

When it was originally on: 2015-present Original network: AMC Where you can stream it now: Netflix Had I seen it before: No. I FINALLY finished Breaking Bad just a few days ago, so I do have the prior knowledge What IMDb says: The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Why I picked it: There’s no … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: Better Call Saul

100 Pilots in 100 Days: ER

When it was originally on: 1994-2009 Original network: NBC Where you can stream it now: Hulu Had I seen it before: No What IMDb says: The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago’s County General Hospital. Why I picked it: While we’re on this medical drama kick, it seems fitting to end with one of the most famous of all time, ER. This show was on for 15 … Continue reading 100 Pilots in 100 Days: ER