On a personal note…with Christopher The Conquered

In the fall of 2003, for my birthday, a friend made me a mix cd, titled something like “A Birthday Just Isn’t a Birthday Without a Crappy Mix CD”. It was my first year at college, and along with the depression, extreme acne, and longing to play shows in basements rather than study physics in the library, I was also discovering the music that would … Continue reading On a personal note…with Christopher The Conquered

On a personal note…With Mickey Davis of Maids

A disclaimer – For the first year of my TV on the Radio fandom, I had listened to exactly zero TV on the Radio songs. Every Friday growing up, my father would meet a group of friends at a local diner inside of a grocery store for their men’s breakfast. In part to feel like one of the guys but mainly to get greasy diner … Continue reading On a personal note…With Mickey Davis of Maids

On a personal note…with Layne Montgomery

   Oasis – “Don’t Look Back In Anger”  You know how in every high school movie there’s a kid with long hair that exclusively wears classic rock band tees and is probably hilariously stoned? That was me, but it was middle school and I was aggressively straight edge. I don’t even think I knew what pot was. Every day, I proudly wore Led Zeppelin and … Continue reading On a personal note…with Layne Montgomery

On a personal note…With The All-About’s Zac Coe

Earlier this year, I started working in an office where there’s a nametag on every door. On every nametag is a name, an astrological sign, and the name of a favorite song. I was to make myself a nametag. Astrology aside, It was the same challenge Josh put to me not long before, and here it was, following me again. I put it off for … Continue reading On a personal note…With The All-About’s Zac Coe

On a personal note…with Molehill’s Trevor Jones

On A personal Note…. “Machines” by Biffy Clyro – written by Trevor Jones of Molehill   The first song I heard by Biffy Clyro was “Many of Horror” live from T in the Park 2010.  I was intrigued because it is such a beautiful pop song but was being sung by these shirtless Scottish gents who looked like they should be playing music that is much more … Continue reading On a personal note…with Molehill’s Trevor Jones