Eleven Great Songs: November 2018

Foreword: November was yet another month in the life. I listened to music that month. Here’s some of my favorites. Sarcastic Sounds – “I Can’t Help” Sarcastic Sounds is the first “chill beats to study/relax to”-type artist that has really grabbed me. The music in that genre is meant to be inoffensive and that usually… Read more »

Eight Great Songs: October 2018

Foreword: Still catching up on my monthly music from 2018! I intend to write a year-end list and I given the pace I’m moving at I predict it’ll be time to proceed right into my favorite songs from January by then. Restorations – “Nonbeliever” The lyrics are what most drew me into this Restorations track…. Read more »

Six Great Songs: September 2018

Foreword: I did not write this list in the warmest glow of these songs. Listing my favorite songs from September of 2018 in January of 2019 means that songs that waned over time won’t be included, and songs with more staying power will be. In a sense that’s not terrible, but the goal of this… Read more »

Eight Great Songs: August 2018

Foreword: Note the publication date on this post–August was a long time ago! I unfortunately became very lazy partway through 2018 and neglected the lil’ world of eyesclosed. Now, here in 2019, I aim to rectify that. I did still listen to some good music in the missing months (August through December), music worth writing… Read more »

Sermon at the Drug Church

god, he’s indifferent and nobody cares Drug Church’s 2018 album Cheer fucking rips. The album is the first Drug Church I’ve ever heard and I’m blown away. The hooks are sharp. The vocals are raw. And the cohesive world the album paints is real and dark. The album presents a series of portraits of the way… Read more »

Seven Great Songs: July 2018

Foreword: July was a good month! I heard some nice songs. Here are my favorites: Kendl Winter – “Rise and Fall” I just like the sounds of Kendl Winter’s voice on this song. And the anaphoric “All of it is…” lines are a satisfying in an inexplicable way. Lucinda Williams – “2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten”… Read more »

Eleven Great Songs: June 2018

Foreword: June was a good month for music. Any month that sees an official SOPHIE release is gonna be a good one! Tanukichan – “Lazy Love” “Lazy Love” is a whispery shoegaze that’s a joy to listen to. Plus, finding this song turned me on to Tanukichan’s marvelous EP, Radiolove. Father John Misty – “Please Don’t Die”… Read more »

Eight Great Songs: May 2018

Foreword: I didn’t write any posts on this blog in the month of May.  I’ve got a bunch of drafts floating around about games I haven’t played for over a month! But, I did manage to listen to some sick tunez this month: Janelle Monae – “Screwed” I haven’t really been hooked by J. Monae’s musical… Read more »

Nine Great Songs: Apr 2018

Foreword: I listened to more new music in April than I did in March! Plus I did a better job of jotting down when I found a song worth writing about. As a result, I have a lot more new-to-me songs I want to write about now! Funny how a little effort can go a… Read more »

Heroes of Hammerwatch: When a Game is For Me

Heroes of Hammerwatch is a roguelite RPG that ably executes upon the expectations of the genre. It’s got a great set of interlocking systems and currencies to progress on in the meta game and every run gives a feeling of progression while maintaining tension over dying. I absolutely fucking love the game. It is exactly… Read more »