Deep Forest

Instead of doing a “current tunes” post, I thought I’d take a minute to talk about one song in particular, and that song is Fukai Mori (translation: Deep Forest) by Japanese band Do As Infinity. Some folks may know this song as the 2nd ending theme for the anime Inuyasha, which is how I, asContinue reading “Deep Forest”

Current Tunes #5

AKMU – How People Move Since my trek to the Blackpink concert earlier this month, my interest in K-pop has reignited a bit. I only just discovered this brother-sister duo, and I am obsessed with them. They have such a unique style and sound that is incredibly pleasant to listen to. This particular song, anContinue reading “Current Tunes #5”

Current Tunes #4

Judah and the Lion – Suit and Jacket One of my local radio stations has recently gone from mainstream pop to alternative and indie rock, and this great song is one discovery I’ve made thus far. The whole theme of not “trading my youth for no suit and jacket” while still grappling with matters ofContinue reading “Current Tunes #4”

Current Tunes #3

Some selections from my current writing playlist… Stranger in the North – Namewee ft. Leehom Wang (or G.E.M. Tang) Though I was quite the J-Pop aficionado back in the day, my appreciation eventually grew to cover C-Pop and a bit of K-Pop. Though I haven’t kept up with it much in recent years, this tuneContinue reading “Current Tunes #3”

Current Tunes #2

 Perfect – Ed Sheeran ft. Beyonce I haven’t been the biggest fan of Ed Sheeran’s music (with the exception of “I See Fire” from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, which I love) but the new duet with Beyonce is literally PERFECT. It’s so sweet and lovely and the lyrics totally hit the mark, and thisContinue reading “Current Tunes #2”

Current Tunes

For a bit of a smaller post this Friday, I thought I’d take a moment to list some of the songs that feature on my current playlist and have helped to boost my motivation lately. Lauren Aquilina – Fools  I only recently discovered this artist and am super bummed she doesn’t make music anymore (performing-wise,Continue reading “Current Tunes”

Top Superhero Film Themes

With so many superhero and comic book films coming out over the last few years, and more still looming on the horizon, I decided to scroll back through my music library and compile a list of what I consider to be the best superhero “themes” from these films. There may be a few films IContinue reading “Top Superhero Film Themes”

Writing Techniques: Music

When it comes to my own writing projects, I typically construct playlists to listen to while working. I LOVE when I read a great book and the author includes a list of songs they listened to while writing, either on their website or in the back pages. It helps readers get a glimpse into theirContinue reading “Writing Techniques: Music”

B.A.P. Concert in Washington D.C.!

Let it be known, before I launch into this post, that I am not a K-pop aficionado. I do harbor a long-running deep love for J-Pop/J-Rock (Do As Infinity, L’arc-en-Ciel, Ayaka, Ayumi Hamasaki, Every Little Thing, Utada, FLOW, etc) and an appreciation for C-Pop and Mandopop (Jolin Tsai, Jam Hsiao, S.H.E., Mayday, Leehom Wang, etc), andContinue reading “B.A.P. Concert in Washington D.C.!”

Odes for Short Attention Spans

Though I am not a musically-inclined person, as I possess a voice that sounds like a wailing rhinoceros, I am a big fan of music in general. However, I also have the attention span of a hyperactive dog. A hyperactive chihuahua, specifically. Thus, it is very rare for me to listen to one album inContinue reading “Odes for Short Attention Spans”