Dead Malls Are My Youth’s Coffin

I recently found a pocket of solace and peace in “Dead Mall” videos on Youtube. A guy drives around the country(or maybe just the Midwest) and tours malls showing their architecture, getting into the history of the malls, and the current state of said mall. As you’d guess, the state of most of these malls […]

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Bandcamp Friday

This coming Friday, September 4th, is another day where Bandcamp is waiving their fees so all the money you fine folks spend on the Bandcamp platform will go directly to the artists and indie labels. It’s really the perfect time to snag those albums you’ve been thinking about grabbing. I mean, anytime is a good […]

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Shelter From The Storm

It does’t matter how many times you go through it, a tornado is always a scary situation. Last night was no exception. Throughout the day I kept reading about a storm heading our way, from as far away as Iowa(or Idaho, I get them mixed up.) Rain, hail, thunder, lightning, and damaging winds were all […]

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Chord Changes

I’ve been in a rut lately. I always identified as a musician, though in the roughest sense of the word. But it’s starting to not really feel like part of my identity. For the first time since I was 12-years old making music doesn’t feel like an integral part of me, and it’s really bumming […]

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Cosmic Terrors and Happy Meals

When I was little our family would occasionally drive west 2 1/2 hours to Chicago for a weekend event. Be it the Brookfield Zoo, a White Sox game, the Science and Industry Museum, or the Field Museum. These were isolated events because my dad wasn’t a fan of Chicago traffic, so it had to be […]

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