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Music is the Balm We Need in Times of Uncertainty

I realized that the last time I posted was exactly three months ago, so it's somewhat serendipitous that I decided to post today. I have been teleworking the past couple weeks once the company discovered that there were two employees in our building that tested positive for Coronavirus.  Considering this, I have chosen to completely sequester myself to my domicile, and am happy to report that I have not exhibited any symptoms of the virus. I can't remember the last time I stepped outside when it wasn't for a trip to the mailbox or a quick stop at the grocery store. Is there really an outside? Is it going to feel like I've landed on the moon when my feet finally hit the ground knowing that I can actually interact in close proximity with others. Imagine what that first concert will feel like, engaging in communal activity with those who, like me, have been isolated for a very long time.

In reality, I've maintained a somewhat hermetic existence even when the planet h…

Favorite Albums of 2019

As I sit here banging away at my keyboard, I'm reminded that another year has practically transpired right before my eyes. It's been an eventful year for me in the way of dealing with one downfall after another, but uneventful in just about every other facet of life. When I say it's been a struggle, that's the understatement of the year. For the icing on the cake to this shit storm of a year, I have been gifted with a head cold that has had me up all night hacking up a lung throughout my entire Christmas break. If I'm being honest, I'd give anything to go back in Doc Brown's Delorian to 2016, change the results of the election so the cataclysmic events that have happened since are reversed and all is well in the world.

Alas, that's not how life works, but music will always be there for me. Even, when music appears to be letting me down, it still manages to boost my endorphins to a level that makes me smile. I went through a phase of a month this years …