Silence, Redefined

Silence

noun si·lence \ˈsī-lən(t)s\

  1. A lack of sound or noise

Or,

  1. The sound of an empty school after the last student or teacher or cafeteria supervisor has left for the day.
  2. The sound of a house that was expecting its occupant to come home today, but they didn’t.
  3. The sound of someone who would like to speak, would like to shout even, but can’t breathe.
  4. The sound of a group of people, standing still, heads bowed, candles lit, wax dripping, thoughts sent upward.
  5. The sound one person not raising his voice against the systemic oppression of another person.
  6. The sound of a taillight, flickering out.
  7. The deafening quiet that immediately follows the crack of gunfire.

 

So you like to hear the sound of your own voice

For the past few weeks, I’ve been going to a recording studio in town and filling my brain with audio engineering information. It’s pretty awesome.

I find it easiest to cement said information in my brain by regurgitating it in writing form, so I wrote down a bunch of notes and info and stuff…and then I thought to myself, “Hey self. I have a blog now, which means that my own regurgitated information can now be published for the world to see!”

I got so excited about this realization that I didn’t stop to ask myself if the world would want to see it, but it’s too late for that now. Continue reading “So you like to hear the sound of your own voice”

Flash Review: Lewis Del Mar

 

I like to listen to music. I like to make music. I just really like music in general. And I think my taste in music is particularly tasty (I mean, to be fair, everyone likes their own taste in music by definition…) In any case, I am opening my spotify to your eager ears in the form of short reviews of music I am enamored with on any given day. Today, it’s Lewis Del Mar.

You may not have heard of Lewis Del Mar because they’re brand spanking new. The New York-based duo released their first single this summer: Loud(y), which I highly recommend (see link below) and their debut EP was released a little over a week ago. Continue reading “Flash Review: Lewis Del Mar”