Breaking tradition a bit this year. I don’t have any new fireworks photos to post, but I did wind up filming some for a very specific reason that will be made known shortly.

In the meantime just enjoy the bokeh.

3 weeks ago  #fireworks #bokeh 

NCM’s Music of 2014 1st Half: A Listener’s Guide

Last year I remember feeling pretty overwhelmed with the supply of fantastic albums I had to listen to, so much so that I felt the need to expand my end of the year list to 25 just to even begin to capture my favorites.

Well, here we are, only halfway through 2014, and I’ve already got just as many, if not more, albums I feel strongly about. A lot of that I can thank my friends at Heavy Blog Is Heavy for introducing me to. So, in light of that, here’s a guide to 25 albums released this year that have been heavily on my radar, listed alphabetically and unranked.

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4 weeks ago  #the algorithm #octopus4 #anathema #distant satellites #Animals As Leaders #the joy of motion #the antlers #familiars #arms of tripoli #dreaming in tongues #boris #noise #casualties of cool #chon #woohoo! #fucked up #glass boys #intervals #a voice within #mastodon #once more 'round the sun #mogwai #rave tapes #naive thieves #vamanos #nothing #guilty of everything #numbers #three #owen pallett  1 note