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Black History Month

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Today is the first day of Black History Month, and I wanted to kick it off this year with a short post sharing one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite musicians of all time…who just happens to be black: Charles Mingus. This track, Jump Monk, from the album Mingus At The Bohemia, is one of my favorite examples of composition that includes space for improvisation, and just one of the best jazz tunes of all time in my opinion. Thank you Mr. Mingus. I did my own very loose interpretation of a cover of Mingus’ Work Song…

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Top 5 TV Shows of 2015

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Continuing our series of Top 5s of 2015, here are my picks for the best TV Shows: #5. Drunk History The brilliance of this show is possibly masked for some by it’s silliness, but it is brilliant none the less. They are telling the stories of the unsung heroes, or telling the truth about the stories that our history books lied to us about in school. And it is absolutely hilarious! #4. Inside Amy Schumer 2015 was definitely Amy Schumer’s year. Comedically the last few years have been all about Louis CK, but Amy’s show really started tackling feminist issues and…

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Top 5 Albums of 2015

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Okay, I did movies on Monday — here come the top 5 Albums of 2015. Let’s jump right in… #5. Il Sogno Del Marinaio – La Busta Gialla There are really only 3 albums that REALLY grabbed me this year, but there are a couple of other artists that grabbed me with some older stuff that I wasn’t aware of until this year too. There was about a month that I spent completely entrenched in my iTunes library genre of Punk (which doesn’t have much, by the way — mostly band with either Henry Rollins, Mike Watt, or Ian MacKaye) which led me to…

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Top 5 Movies of 2015

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I’m not normally going to post this often, but I’d like to get off to a good start, and also it’s the beginning of the year — it seems like a good time for something like this. There are going to be three posts this week. One for movies, one for albums and one for TV shows, all counting down my top 5 for 2015. This ones going to be about the movies. I’ll try not to have any spoilers, but if you haven’t seen any of these just skip to the next one. So here goes! #5 — Kung Fury It’s only a short…

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Rough Times

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Hey, sorry it’s been so long since I wrote a post. It’s been a rough couple of months. Rougher than the previous year even – I’ve been barely scraping by. I’ve been trying to raise the money to finish OCGU and I did manage to get the first episode of Mark in the can. I’m looking forward to starting the edit on that too. I got certified by Apple in Final Cut Pro too. So some good stuff has been happening too. Anyway, I got inspired to write a post today when I saw that the dvd for a film…

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