Music · Writing Tips and Film Critique

Talking About Music Now

I had an idea to make a quick video about the music that we hear while watching movies. Sometimes, I feel like the music fits so extremely well, like Bill Conti's score in the Karate Kid films (especially Karate Kid III), Basil Poledouris' music in the 1982 film Conan the Barbarian, or any John Williams music to… Continue reading Talking About Music Now

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A Giraffe, A Canadian, And Shakira All Walk In To A Bar…

Three things: 1. Am I the only person on this planet who would take a picture of a giraffe sitting outside of a children’s orthodontist office? 2. Do you love Canadians? So do I. And like me, you can show your love for a Canadian by following the blog of this up-and-coming writer who happens… Continue reading A Giraffe, A Canadian, And Shakira All Walk In To A Bar…



I can’t contain this anymore, I just can’t. I have to say how totally in love I am with the music of an artist currently known as Ruelle. I say “currently known” because, it seems, she once released songs under the name Maggie Eckford. How in love with her music am I? Let’s just say… Continue reading Ruelle



Just as with Warpaint, Conan O’Brien has introduced me to Aurora, and I couldn’t be more grateful. Seriously, I’m not even going to say much more here. Just click that play button below, and then stop by her YouTube page and give the rest of her videos a look-see (there aren't very many). She is… Continue reading Aurora



Have you ever stumbled across a music artist that made you ask the question, “Why haven’t I heard of them before?” For an unspecified amount of time, whenever I jumped over to YouTube, one of the recommended channels that would appear for me was a channel for a band called Halestorm. And for an unspecified… Continue reading Halestorm