The Nine Worst Albums of 2018 (according to me)

One of the ways I offset some of my podcasting overhead is by freelance reviewing music for a small publication. Since I’ve had this job for over a year now I have a hearty backlog of reviews from my listening to at least four new albums per month. Let’s dive into the backlog and look at the worst examples, be they downright offensive or just bland wasted potential. 

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The Top 9 Best Albums of 2018 (according to me)

One of the ways I offset some of my podcasting overhead is by freelance reviewing music for a small publication. Since I’ve had this job for over a year now I have a hearty backlog of reviews from my listening to at least four new albums per month. Let’s dive into the backlog and look at the best of the best! Presented in no particular order.

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The Grinch (2018): The marketing sucks, I still cried.

Universal Studios has set this movie up for failure among critics by launching a marketing campaign that feels like they had a bunch of slogans for a second wave of Grumpy Cat ads that never came to be and just slapped the Grinch’s face on it. Yesterday I enjoyed a stack of green pancakes while sitting in the shade of an Ihop window vinyl with the words “I’m not impressed” next to that smarmy looking green fuck.

The next day I was crying over  a nice thing that smarmy green fuck did in his movie, so there’s that.  Continue reading

Three Awesome Episodes: A Newsletter Excerpt

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For the two of you who haven’t seen me running around hat in hand on Twitter, I’ve started a monthly newsletter! All the other cool kids are putting out newsletters, it felt like just the kind of thing to motivate me to get some writing done on a regular basis. What follows is a fun section from last month’s publication!  Continue reading

The DIY acoustic box that only cost $10 (and my dignity)

A secret weapon of many podcasters and voice actors on a budget is the acoustic box (or mic box or whatever random-ass name someone has come up with for their YouTube tutorial). At its core the concept is simple: take a box, line the inside with foam to deaden any sound bouncing around, thus giving a more professional-sounding final product. No more need to drop dollars on acoustic foam tiles that make ones’ bedroom look like they’re trying to be the next hot YouTube gamer. Continue reading

Top Ten Mainstream Podcasts: Criminal.

While I share Wil Williams‘ passion for highlighting indie podcasts, I’m new in town and feel a sample of what my core must-listens are (at the time of writing, these change every few months or so). Over the next ten days I’ll be sharing a mini-post per day highlighting one of my favorite mainstream podcasts. Continue reading

My Podcast Subscriptions [As of 1-16-18]

Above you see every podcast I am currently subscribed to using the Podcast Addict app on Android. The first two black squares represent subscriptions to my own projects used for monitoring and self-testing. The other two black squares are because I didn’t do the math on how many rows it would take to make this picture look nice and just plopped the final seven podcasts into the bottom row.

Some of these I listen to almost daily, some of the shows I haven’t even listened to yet. The amount of un-listened episodes is not an indicator of how much I like or listen to the show in question!