Haim in their prime with “Women In Music, Part III”

The first time I saw this trio, it was on Saturday Night Live. I don’t recall what the song was or what it sounded like, just that I didn’t care … Continue reading Haim in their prime with “Women In Music, Part III”

Ryan’s Playlist No. 7: The music getting me through the COVID-19 pandemic

It’s almost eerie. The last music blog I did was called, “Adios, 2019. Hello, 2020!” The excitement for a new year and, arguably, a new decade was real. I’m always … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 7: The music getting me through the COVID-19 pandemic

2 of the best tips ever for improving your mental health

“Chycho” is one of my favorite subscriptions on YouTube. I started listening to him for the ASMR but soon figured out that he’s a smart dude and cool cat. I’m … Continue reading 2 of the best tips ever for improving your mental health

Ryan’s Playlist No. 5: Nothin’ But Damned Great Music

The month of October has came and went, and just like that we’re faced with the onset of 2020. What a wacky year it’s going to be. But it’s another … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 5: Nothin’ But Damned Great Music

How to play Post Malone’s “Circles” on the piano + chord progressions

This is my piano cover of “Circles” by Post Malone. I posted it to YouTube a couple weeks ago after becoming obsessed with the song. It’s such a change-of-pace for … Continue reading How to play Post Malone’s “Circles” on the piano + chord progressions

Ryan’s Playlist No. 4: How ‘The Git Up’ became a TikTok challenge + Houses, Bleachers, Aldous Harding, Mitski & Local Natives

I’m way behind on my blog playlists, and I’m not sure if that’s because of my schedule or because of a lack of good music I’m hearing. Maybe I’m out … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 4: How ‘The Git Up’ became a TikTok challenge + Houses, Bleachers, Aldous Harding, Mitski & Local Natives

Ryan’s Playlist No. 3: The Rise of Maren Morris + DMB that Needs a Re-listen + New John Prine!

We’re already four days into August, and I’ve failed to post my July music list. Egad! For those of you new to the blog, each month I Shazam everything that … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 3: The Rise of Maren Morris + DMB that Needs a Re-listen + New John Prine!

How to Play Kenny Rogers’ classic hit, “Lady”

Kenny Rogers has had many hits, but this is arguably his most beautiful song. It was written by the great Lionel Richie, and it’s super easy to play. It starts … Continue reading How to Play Kenny Rogers’ classic hit, “Lady”

Ryan’s Playlist No. 2: Mrs. Maisel & June Musical Randomness

The first part of my June playlist is heavily influenced by one of my favorite shows, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Extraordinarily well done, smart and beautiful — it’s the first … Continue reading Ryan’s Playlist No. 2: Mrs. Maisel & June Musical Randomness

My Shazam! 10 songs I’m digging in January 2019

We hear great music everywhere these days. We hear it on TV, in movies, at the grocery store, restaurant and bar. And we have an app that will help us … Continue reading My Shazam! 10 songs I’m digging in January 2019