Pinback Week: Song Length

The length of a piece of music widely varies. Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, depending on the conductor, runs for roughly 30-35 minutes. His Ninth Symphony, the “Ode to Joy,” can last well over an hour for all four movements. As written, most jazz pieces run from five to ten minutes, but can take significantly longer to […]

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Pinback Week: Relationships

One of the fun things I’ve discovered while writing this blog is the unexpected topics that come up. For example, I knew that there would be a post about “entrance music” during Toadies week. But I did not know that I would be writing a post about cities last week for LCD Soundsystem. Likewise, this […]

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#38 – Pinback

With two weeks of this adventure out of the way, I am so far pretty pleased with both the process and the content created by it. Now it’s time to move on to this week’s featured artist. This week, coming in at number thirty-eight, is Pinback. I will be listening to all of their albums, […]

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LCD Soundsystem Week: Cities

In listening to a lot of LCD Soundsystem this week, I have discovered at least one thing: LCD Soundsystem is the soundtrack of a city. Not, mind you, any specific city (with the obvious exception of New York I Love You). They are just the universal soundtrack of cities in general. (It is worth noting […]

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#39 – LCD Soundsystem

The countdown rolls on with a new artist. This week, ranking in at 39 on the top 40 artists of my life, is LCD Soundsystem. Through the week, I’ll be listening to their self-titled debut (2005), Sound of Silver (2007), This is Happening (2010) and the brand new album American Dream (2017). Like Toadies before […]

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Toadies Week: Entrance Music

Music, as it should be fairly clear right now, is pretty important to me. Whenever the infamous “which would you rather be, deaf or blind?” question comes up, I always choose blind. Sure, there are some things I would miss: my wife’s face, video games and movies, art, the wonders of nature, etc. But I […]

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