My Favorite Albums of 2011, Part II

I’m back! Seeing as is the list about, y’know, 2011, I had to make sure to get this posted before the year is out. Also, I’ve made an executive decision and increased the number of albums on my list to 20. (There was a late-breaking addition.) This means that this post will be even longer…

My Favorite Albums of 2011, Part I

The time has come for my last posts of the year, and they’re two posts I’ve been excited for a while to make. This year I’ve curated a list of my 19 favorite albums (yep, I know I said 15 earlier, but the times, they are a-changin’) of 2011, plus a few fine EPs I’ve…

My Best Songs of 2011

Alas, it’s the end of the year. The time when many “best of” lists are posted. Just like last year, I have utilized my handy dandy iTunes play count (and numerous Top 40/Top 100/Top 200-style auto-playlists) to formulate a list of songs I’ve downloaded this year that I’ve listened to constantly. To add to the…

Holiday Song of the Day: “I Believe In Santa Claus”

It’s Christmas Eve night, so for once, I’ll keep it short and to the point. Here’s an absolutely beautiful song by Courtney Cotter, a talented singer-songwriter from the Mesa area (who I know from high school). I highly recommend you pay special attention to the lyrics  of the song…it’s a very profound message, and one…

Cover Stories: Christmas Edition!

Remember when I said I was going to go all out for the Christmas season this year on Harmony Avenue? In fairness, I’ve done much more than I did last year. Still, it hasn’t been quite all I’ve hoped…but that’ s OK. Since it’s only two days before the big day (and I still haven’t…

Sketches: My Favorite Christmas Albums

Remember last week when I said I’d get this post out “today or tomorrow”? Or earlier this month when I planned a grand round of Christmas-themed festivities (aside from the Holiday Songs of the Day that I’ve thankfully already posted, for your reading & listening pleasure)? Ha. Like I can be expected to hold to…

Song of the Day: “Robots”

Alas, aside from the last lingering remnants of my “Sing-Off” recaps, I haven’t posted much else lately. Here’s a Song of the Day to whet your whistle (and for those of you who feel a bit oversaturated with holiday tunes, it’s a normal one this time around), and coming hopefully today or tomorrow, I’ll be…

“The Sing-Off Christmas” Recap: Good Feeling

So, I lied. I was planning not to recap this, but I knew that I’d probably end up doing so anyway. And I did. Blame the live-tweeting I started doing spur-of-the-moment, and ended up continuing throughout the whole show. It was my gateway drug. And now I’ve mentioned drugs in the first paragraph. Go me?…

Holiday Song of the Day: “Christmas Without You”

I haven’t posted since my “Sing-Off” finale recap last week (and there’ll be another coming up momentarily…I know, I know, I said I wasn’t going to do one for the Christmas special tonight, but I guess I just couldn’t resist), so here’s a great Christmas song for your listening pleasure… “Christmas Without You” by OneRepublic!…