Another restart. Dear George. Day 1

Dear George,

By now you’re certainly aware that you do not exist.  Sure, there is a George out there.  There are even a couple of Georges that I have met along the way.  But you George, are not real.  I’m going to be a dick and use your monicker for my own end– which is to try and keep me motivated to write more regularly.

Some of what I write you will be true.  Some of what I write you I may believe to be true, but may be wildly inaccurate.  And some of what I write will be, to put it bluntly, will be complete and utter bullshit.  You will be my audience of truth and lies and you will enjoy it.  You will enjoy it because I will you to enjoy it.  You are a figment of my creativity after all.  Maybe you might even write me back sometime, however let’s not get ahead of ourselves here.

Moving on, then.

Today was a day like any other, which is to say that I woke up, I broke my fast (I will never use this George R.R. Martin device again, I swear on the blood of every last Stark), and went Building 2 to commence with my day’s classes.  Also, thanks to modern travel and the ongoing use of time-zones, I began commemorating my birthday more than a full twenty-four hours before my actual time of birth.  This creates an intersting void where well-wishes feel either late, or being unconciously witheld or forgotten.  It’s true that I am generally unconcerned with birthday greetings, but I am always half-prepared for them.  It is now the end of my day, and only now, just as I prepare for bed, that I am starting to recieve a small wave of them.

There is more to say George, but I grow weary.  More shall come.  Some letters may be larger, and some may be smaller.  But they will come.

Regards from the front lines,


TheBlogcast Episode 23 – Music equality in the podcast

On this episode of TheBlogcast, we have no theme.  But what we do have, is a great collection of music and a BRAND NEW segment which we’ve come to call “Your music is so much better than mine,” or YMMBTM?

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Today’s setlist:

Childish Gambino – This Is America
Scissor Sisters – Filthy Gorgeous (Original “Filthy” Demo)
Janelle Monáe – Django Jane
The Verve – The Rolling People
Tori Amos – Precious Things (alternate mix)
Foo Fighters – Everlong (Acoustic)
Jurassic 5 – A Day At The Races
N.W.A – Straight Outta Compton
Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa – Black Coffe

TheBlogcast Episode 22 – Music is changing again.

Sure it took an extra couple of weeks to get this episode out the door, but it’s a good one.  Between some excellent music choices, this episodes talks a little bit about music, some up and coming changes with iTMS, and some other of my creative endeavours.

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Today’s setlist:

The Day The World Went Away – Nine Inch Nails
Dark Come Soon – Trashique (GRIMES X HANA)
When You Were Mine (feat. Tegan & Sara) – Night Terrors of 1927
Him & I – G-Eazy & Halsey
All the Days – HAERTS
Pretty When You’re High – DOROTHY

TheBlogcast Episode 21 – The Phoenix Arises From the Ashes

In TheBlogcast’s Phoenix episode, I explain why we came back, and bring forth some new tunes, including retro-synth? It’s awesome.

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Today’s setlist:

Hypnotize – Notorious B.I.G.
Carry On (feat. Killer Mike) – Tkay Maidza
Drop Out – Daddy Issues
Sleepwalking – NINA
Borderland – Onset
DigiSexDreams (Feat. Becca Starr) – Neoslave
青春墓园 – 新东西原声合唱团

Resurrection is iminent.. or close to iminent.. -ish.

I’ve alluded to it a few days ago via Facebook.  I had been thinking about it for a while and how much I missed doing it.  Thus I made the decision and a rash purchase of a new microphone (that I’m still waiting for.. Chinese New Year shipping delays) in order to bring back TheBlogcast™!  While I’ve been waiting I’ve put as many of the pieces in place as I could.  New logos, RSS feeds, iTunes and Google Play availability, website integration, Facebook page, AND re-uploading the 20 episode backlog that stretches between April 2009 and May 2010.  It’s all available.  I’ll start promoting the hell out of it soon– and by “the hell out of it,” I mean that I’ll share new episodes on the social medias.

One thing I found, after listening to all the shows, is how much I have changed over the past nine years.  Things I would say on the show I’d abhor even thinking about now.  But I’ve posted these episodes anyway because it is a good demonstration of how people can change.  In a way, it’s kind of refreshing when you realize that you haven’t become stagnant.

So, as the graphic suggests.  TheBlogcast™ will be back soon (I’m hoping within a week or so).  I hope you’re as excited as I am.

TheBlogcast – Episode 20 (repost) – May 11, 2010

In the final episode, over a year after I started the show, I quickly learn that I should never use autotune.  I continue to bemoan the lack of good new music for the year and reflect on how short the shows have become.

TheBlogcast – Episode 19 (repost) – March 12, 2010

In the second last regular(?) episode of TheBlogcast I find myself cursing the name of Carl Rove and his media attention.. which strangely sounds like the media attention that Trump drove before and after the election.  I also moan about the state of the union of new music for early 2010 which apparently wasn’t very good.

TheBlogcast – Episode 18 (repost) – January 29, 2010

Okay– so I skipped Episode 17.  It was a Christmas episode and now, quite frankly, is not the time for Christmas.  Most people I know are still trying to escape the clutches of winter, and are not interested in diving headfirst into the season again.  This episode collected tracks from what used to be an annual mix-CD exchange.