Sh*t I Missed | Singer-Songwriter/Producer Gwen Bunn, “The Verdict,”

Classic, addictive, real, transcending, non-conforming, bold, brave and unapologetic, fierce and persistent, “Turn the Lights Out” reminds me of what pure love feels like. Like: the feeling of when you see your parents dance together for the first time, barefoot and young minded in the carpeted living room, curtains tied back and windows cracked to let the fresh summer evening breeze swim inside your home to wash over the surface of hot and sticky skin perspiring from Memorial Day heatwave, record player spinning a 12″ original pressed “Outstanding” vinyl, your father getting carried away from his signature 2-step your mother would tell you in stories in childhood that made her knees weak, and forget to lower the heat on the BBQ grill, leading everyone to gut-rippling laughter, knowing good and well nothing so small could impact the connection shared anywhere prior to this moment. Not convinced yet? Take a listen for yourself.

Travelogue: Day 2 in D.C. / ON THE WIRE: E. Oks “Back Up, Black Out”

Yesterday, I spent a total of 12 hours listening to Oks’ tape to determine my objective view on this body of work. From the 13 tracks, I’ve picked 8 that I feel are the most exceptional and representative of his aesthetic, flow, craft, reason, epistemology, and overall character as an artist and creative human being. This was a tough analysis, but here are my final thoughts.

Anthony Flammia @ Private Album Listening Party 2/11/2014

Tonight, I attended a private listening party to celebrate Anthony Flamma’s latest project, Ups & Downs, at Daddy’s House Recording Studios. Musician, singer, songwriter, and producer, Flamm is set to release this most anticipated body of work on Friday, February 14th. The party began with a fun introduction to Flamm’s skills of live voice track building and vibing off intimacy shared with the audience, crowded tightly inside the studio.