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

Protruding disc: The gangsta lean of my spine + ‘The Whole Of The Moon’

It sure has been a long time since I posted. So much has happened since Kristi and I returned from Texas in early March. The coronavirus pandemic became what it … Continue reading Protruding disc: The gangsta lean of my spine + ‘The Whole Of The Moon’

How to play “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney & Wings

One of Paul McCartney’s greatest songs was never released as a single — until he recorded it live. Of course, I’m talking about “Maybe I’m Amazed,” Paul’s love song to … Continue reading How to play “Maybe I’m Amazed” by Paul McCartney & Wings

Beck’s “Uneventful Days” is a masterpiece

Beck Hansen is 49 and still a music legend. Relevant. Talented. And evidently capable of producing not only the eclectic, but also the beautiful. Heard this on Sirius XM’s “The … Continue reading Beck’s “Uneventful Days” is a masterpiece

The sound of her voice: My 5 favorite Linda Ronstadt songs

About 25 minutes into the Sugar Bowl between Georgia and Baylor, I realized the Linda Ronstadt documentary was on CNN — and I realized I wasn’t recording it. Football could … Continue reading The sound of her voice: My 5 favorite Linda Ronstadt songs

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