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On June 4, 2009, I became a Harvard Alum with a degree in music. This is a record of my life thereafter.

Use it wisely.

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13 April 14 <
Greetings from Bali (at Bentuyung, Ubud)

Greetings from Bali (at Bentuyung, Ubud)


10 April 14 <


For once (ONCE!) in my life, I’m going to disagree with Katy Perry and declare that “Prime” is Allie X’s Spring Jam.  Yes, “Catch" is a great (and more structurally interesting) song, but "Prime" gets seriously stuck in my head.  Her biography on AllMusic describes her sound as “airy yet sassy electro-pop”, which I just can’t stop reading in a cockney accent.

According to Billboard, Allie X is planning on a less traditional rollout which “incorporates original artwork, videos and GIFs”, which is fine and all, but please hurry.  I have a feeling Allie X could be the best thing to happen to Toronto since Joe Carter hit that home run that one time.

(h/t PS)


5 April 14 <
The Lighthouse (at Little Red Lighthouse)

The Lighthouse (at Little Red Lighthouse)


1 April 14 <
Soul Food (at Red Rooster)

Soul Food (at Red Rooster)


2 March 14 <
Cinderella’s Castle (at Magic Kingdom® Park)

Cinderella’s Castle (at Magic Kingdom® Park)


1 March 14 <
The Geosphere (at Epcot)

The Geosphere (at Epcot)


Posted: 1:11 PM
The Tree of Life (at Disney’s Animal Kingdom)

The Tree of Life (at Disney’s Animal Kingdom)


16 February 14 <


According to lead singer Matthew Healy, Manchester-based The 1975 got their name from some scribblings in a book about the beat generation he received while on vacation in Majorca.  The page was dated “1 June. The 1975”, and when it came time to pick a name for the band, (t)he(y) felt it was perfect.

This version of “Sex” is the third track on the 2012 EP of the same name.  The 1975 re-recorded the song for their self-titled debut album in 2013, but I find this version to be slightly more vibrant (read: better).  Feel free to tell me how wrong you think I am.


1 February 14 <


I’ve already posted this song, but wanted to share the acoustic version because it’s pretty great.  Colin Hay’s music was all over Scrubs and, as a result, was all over my “Top 25 Most Played” iTunes playlist in the mid-00s as well.

It has become an anthem for my 20s.  Thank you, Man at Work.


26 January 14 <


No Beginning No End, José James’ fourth album, reminds me of A.C. Slater. Remember how he was the captain of just about every team at Bayside…AND he could dance?

Okay, this is a terrible comparison, but throughout the album, José James showcases his ability to perform in nearly every style. “Do You Feel” is the album’s sexy slow jam, and good gravy I love the organ accompaniment. The piano solo goes from being beautifully understated to introducing a strange chord progression unheard of elsewhere in the song, which brilliantly removes any risk of redundancy that would otherwise adversely affect a seven-minute song.

Or maybe I just loves me a good slow jam.