Sunday, December 30, 2018

bill ackerman's favorite films and cinema-centric media of 2018

One of my favorite film podcasts is Supporting Characters, a collection of rewarding interviews by Bill Ackerman.

Ackerman's list of 2018 favorites (and favorite 2018 film writing, podcasts & blu-ray releases!) is available here. It's really wonderful. I'm looking forward to catching up with and discovering!

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

top 10 singles of 2018

Hi. Here are my Top 10 Singles of 2018!


"Confirmation" - Westerman

Westerman's single is sophistipop at its finest and smoothest.


I'm surprised how much I like a John Mayer song, but alas, "New Light" is tuneful and slickly-produced (those little drumclaps). Knowingly a tad corny but sincere as well.


Pulsing, unabashedly Anita Ward-inspired disco remix by Tensnake of Charlotte Gainsbourg's "Sylvia Says" is blissful melancholic pop.


Easy to get the party started with this balloon-synth stomper.


A unifying power pop movie ballad is welcome in any era.


A fury of drum-n-bass and staccato hits, SOPHIE's tune was one of the more exciting records of the year.


Edinburgh's trio Young Fathers' song, complete with its rich, mysterious lyrics, is confident and grand.


The reliably clever Kacey Musgraves' single of sunshiny daytime disco and crystal-clear country twang was a bright spot in the year. The imagery of lyrics is in real lockstep with the sound itself. I wish more country artists were as adventurous as her.


Revolutionary tune and video package from Childish Gambino. The song has elements of farce, tonal shifts and booming trap--sonically and lyrically enveloping issues of racism and racial identity.


A tune, co-written by Damon Albarn (one of his best songs in years) that bridges between escapisim and reality, delivered with complexity and yearning by Kali Uchis.

Below is my favorites of 2018 playlist on Spotify!

And here's a look back at 2017.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Monday, December 3, 2018

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

till death do us part

One of my favorite Madonna songs is "Till Death Do Us Part" from Like A Prayer. The sparkly electropop is in contrast with the tale of an abusive relationship. Excellent remix below is from Dubtronic.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


One of the most striking singles of the year has to be SOPHIE's jumpy "Immaterial." Here's a good grimy mix from Gangsigns.

Monday, November 19, 2018

art by kip omolade

Amazing hyper realist oils by Kip Omolade. He uses molds as basis for his paintings. Really beautiful work.

I discovered his work through AnkhLave Arts Alliance on Instagram