Monthly Archives: October 2013


Album Review: Arcade Fire — “Reflektor”

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I’m ashamed to say that I came late to the Arcade Fire party. It was November 2010, and by rare chance I was tuned into Saturday Night Live. Don’t ask me who hosted or which political events they were preying upon that night. All I remember is Arcade Fire and how they proved that bands […]


Album Review: Toad The Wet Sprocket — “New Constellation”

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Alright, we’re not screwing around here. If you were a ’90s kid, you made out to All I Want by Toad The Wet Sprocket at least once. And if even you weren’t fortunate enough to have grown up during what I believe to be the last golden age of alternative rock, I’m certain that you […]


Research Trip, Part Two

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I was hoping to come back from this research trip for “Fresh Water from Ben Gile Pond” with some kind of near-death story to share here on the blog. As it turned out, something was either smiling down upon us or giving us the finger (perhaps a bit of both), because we did end up […]

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Research Trip, Part One

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The fall season has always been big for me. For some reason I always end up finishing whatever book I happen to be working on in either October or November. It’s very strange… and in no way planned. Seeing as the last book I finished was The Dominance Flush, it’s very exciting to think that […]