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...the legends and music of Bob Dylan...a little girl, a whole life

Some of my earliest childhood memories were set to the soundtrack of the crack and pop of vinyl on the record player in my parent's living room. There were tapes too, but our household was one of records. Played loudly through the speakers that seemed so huge, they might as well have been suspended from the ceiling of Madison Square Garden. Dancing, singing, spinning in circles in the living room to the music that was so infused in my blood from such a young age that it seemed like part of me. Part of my family. Learning early that I could only dance so hard otherwise those wonderful sounds that escaped from those huge speakers would "skip".



Nowadays, my own home is also filled with music all the time. I find myself still dancing, only now I have a child of my own, a son, who I delight in infusing with the music that means so much to me. Ours comes mostly out of my iPod or computer speakers. I look at my son...and I realize that while he knows what a record is (I still h…

Shayfer James...nothing borrowed, something new...

What is this noirpop?

Pop on over to those interwebs, do a search for Shayfer James, and you have found it. And I promise you, you will never be the same.

An amazing blend of haunting and emotional vocals expertly laced through delicately pounding and softly touching piano work. Combine this with his mischievousness in storytelling, and what you walk away with is amazing and different. It's something new and something old simultaneously. It's Shayfer James. Try as I might, I can't find a category that accurately depicts exactly what this music is, but it moves me. Oh, how it moves me.



Flashback to September of 2010. I accompanied my best friend and super terrestrial rock DJ Lindsay Klein to a battle of the bands she was helping to judge at Parlay Studios in Jersey City. A converted warehouse now serving as a studio, gallery, and event venue, I was enthralled in all the energy of the many people that milled around inside. Lindsay went off to her judging duties, and I stood …

...and so it begins...

...I am a blogger. I have been one for a couple years now. I am also a weekly internet DJ in the wonderful world of punk, ska, and alt rock. It's about time I blended the two...so here we go!

This blog will be dedicated to the music I love and those amazing artists who make it possible...

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~AJH