Mixed Media

May 2016

Oyinda - “Flatline” (Singles Going Steady)

Oyinda's "Flatline" is an agonized indie-R&B pulse-racer that drops a miniature apocalypse between two lovers' bodies.


Sara Watkins - “Move Me” (Singles Going Steady)

"Move Me" is a melodically ambitious roots-folk stomper that injects a singer-songwriter moodiness into the straightforward vigor of '60s rock 'n' roll.


Levi Parham - “These American Blues” (audio) (premiere)

Levi Parham's freewheeling "These American Blues" and its false promises could stand as a rootsy election year anthem.


White Lung - “Below” (Singles Going Steady)

Mish Barber-Way has a terrific voice, the guitar recalls classic Pixies, and everything seems to click.


Justin Timberlake - “Can’t Stop the Feeling” (Singles Going Steady)

"Can't Stop the Feeling" is a nonsensical but serotonin-pumping pop confection that cares more about uprooting your feet than animating your intellect.


Hanni El Khatib - “Born Brown” (Singles Going Steady)

Hanni El Khatib comes off as Donald Trump's worst nightmare: he was born brown, he's proud of it, and he's not going anywhere.


Skepta - “Man” (Singles Going Steady)

"Man" showcases Skepta's nimble, fist-clenched flow and idiosyncratic approach to English grime.


Pedro Soler and Gaspar Claus - “Cuerdas Al Viento” (audio) (premiere)

Cellist Gaspar Claus and guitarist Pedro Soler team up for their second album of stunningly gorgeous flamenco music.


Alicia Keys - “In Common” (Singles Going Steady)

"In Common" adds up to an exciting, intriguing comeback single for Alicia Keys.


The Notorious B.I.G. - “Juicy” (Singles Going Steady Classic)

No matter how many hipster cliches and gentrification stories come out of Brooklyn on a weekly basis, "Juicy" is still the national anthem here.


April 2016

//Mixed media
//Blogs

Emerging from My Hiatus from Big Budget Games

// Moving Pixels

"I'd gotten burned out on scope and maybe on spectacle in video games, but I think it's time to return to bigger worlds to conquer.

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