The Ego Crisis

The growth of self importance in the average person can be connected to a few different ideas, namely the decline of religion and monarchy and the rise of consumerism and humanism. As the sun set on Feudal England around the 1300s, this way of life was replaced by a set of ideals largely borrowed from rediscovered Greek and Roman texts, summed up best by Thracian philosopher Protagoras – “Man is the measure of all things”. Continue reading The Ego Crisis

The Evolution of Bon Iver

The music of Bon Iver will never escape its mythology. That iconic tale of a heartbroken Justin Vernon retreating to the wilderness of Wisconsin and returning with one of the great works of our time like some shadowy, promethean figure unlocking indie rock’s full potential. Regardless of what you have to say about his fragile, infamous origins, there is no question about Bon Iver’s place in our culture as a true master of time and space. Continue reading The Evolution of Bon Iver

Best Albums Winter/Spring 2017

The first half of 2017 has been amazing for music. So many legendary bands have made triumphant returns to music and there are more on the way. Some albums released this year have already made their way into my list of all-time favorites. I don’t claim to listen to the most music or the best music but today I’m going to list my 11 favorite albums released in the first half of 2017 that I think everyone should listen to. Continue reading Best Albums Winter/Spring 2017

The Phrase “Nasty Woman” is Counterproductive, and Here’s Why

by Philip Damico / @philipsdamico

I didn’t know the origin of the now oft-invoked phrase “Nasty Woman” until 2 hours ago, but like almost everyone else who’s remotely in touch with liberal media and discourse, I’ve been hearing the expression for well over 6 months at this point. Continue reading The Phrase “Nasty Woman” is Counterproductive, and Here’s Why

King Crimson – Pushing the Envelope of Rock Music

King Crimson pushed rock music forward in ways that, in the late 60s, few thought was possible. Their music discusses mature themes that have retained their relevancy for nearly 50 years. In the Court of the Crimson King is a timeless classic that set the tone for not only the coming progressive rock revolution but the alienation and fear that maintains a grip on our minds to this day. Continue reading King Crimson – Pushing the Envelope of Rock Music