Out of Focus and in the Groove … Goldfrapp @ the Hollywood Bowl on 09.18.17

I'm starting this week a bit out of focus. Not just mentally, but literally. Plus, it's Tuesday. So I'm not even at the beginning.Anyhow, I have a bunch of these old shows that sound really good, but look like big fuzzy, hazy blurs of blown-out light ... and sometimes the dark version of that as …

80’s Weekend #9

Violent Femmes headline the ninth edition of "80's Weekend" at the Microsoft Theater on 02.15.20.
For my first proper post this month, I'm going to take a step back to the past, to explore that magically nostalgic era known as the '80s. It's not the first time I've attempted to do so. But typically, it's from the perspective of contemporary eyes and ears, modern-day interpretations and appropriations as homage and …

Helena Deland’s “Take It All”

Just a quick and lite post for the evening. This one's a slow-churner titled "Take It All" from Canadian musician and songstress Helena Deland, and comes courtesy of a Spotify shuffle and an afternoon jog. Thanks to these outdoor sprints, and against all societal programming, I've been gravitating towards the more somber-paced, mood and brood …