Everyday Albums of 2010, Kasey Anderson, Nowhere Nights

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. I hadn’t heard of Kasey Anderson until I was in Portland to see Matthew Ryan play in February of 2010. He was opening for Matthew Ryan. Earlier in the […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Josh Ritter, So Runs The World Away

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. If you’ve been paying attention to MKinMotion for anytime at all, this comes as no surprise: Josh Ritter is incredible…prepare for a string of superlatives. The last three albums […]

Everyday Albums of 2010, Arcade Fire, The Suburbs

Everyday Albums is a series of album reviews wherein the album could be listened to everyday. This series will examine the best of those from 2010. I’ve said before that I learned about Arcade Fire late enough to not be considered in-the-know, but early enough that I rode the wave in 2005 as they caught […]

ACL Recap Day Three: A Few Jaw Dropping Moments

Sunday was bittersweet. The bitter in that it was the last day of ACL, but the sweet that it promised to be a great day. On the agenda for Sunday were Blind Pilot, Dawes, The Morning Benders, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Band of Horses and The National. I loved Blind Pilot’s set. It […]

ACL Recap Day One: Black Keys, Vampires, and Monsters Oh My!

Thursday was an off day from the Festival. I got to have lunch with my former boss who moved back to Austin. I got to take a tour of his offices and facilities in West Campus of University of Texas. His company is doing some exciting things and growing like crazy, it reminded me of […]

ACL Recap Day Minus One: Getting There From Here

I went to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2005 and every year since I’ve seen it come and go wishing I made the effort to get there again. 2010 was the year. The lineup was solid, not as much in the headliner department, but the mid-major and small time bands made up for […]

Bourdain Should Not Come To Anchorage

I’m a big fan of Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations on the Travel Channel.  The cinematography is incredible, Bourdain’s commentary is consistently good, and I tend to walk away from every episode wanting to go to the places he visits.  From Livingston, Montana to The Azores or even the Maine episode there is a care and […]