Category Archives: Musings

Recommended Read: “Dark Matter” by Blake Crouch

What’s it mean to be you? That’s the premise of a stunningly plotted sci-fi thriller that interrogate the common fears we all have about our life’s journey. Continue reading

Posted in Late Night, Musings, Recommended Reads | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Recommended Read: “Williamsburg Shorts” by Lucio Zago

Lucio Zago’s vibrant graphic novel is a collection of short, punchy stories that preserves the local history of Brooklyn for the last quarter of a century. Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Recommended Reads | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Matt Chylak’s Top 10 Albums of 2016

I have been in love with music for more than two decades at this point, and it’s led me to believe in a few essential truths. Continue reading

Posted in Album Reviews, Late Night, Music, Musings, Recommended Tracks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Review: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo

I have to give Kanye West the benefit of the doubt. It’s taken me a long time to type that sentence. The first 6 weeks of 2016 have been an incredibly exciting and frustrating time to be a Yeezy fan… Continue reading

Posted in Album Reviews, Music, Music Business, Musings, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Short Prose: “New Song”

It had never come this easy before. He’d done reggae, rap-rock, jazz fusion, moody blues, dark punk, death metal, doo-wop, blue-eyed soul, classical, afrobeat, crust punk, digital hardcore, and alternative everything. He’d pumped out techno beats, layered six-harmony a cappella tones, and once rapped for four and a half minutes straight using only obscenities, but it had never come this easy before. Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When Did It Get Like This?

6 months since my last blog post. Here’s where my head’s at tonight (music and article recommendations at the bottom): Made in America has done a phenomenal job giving Philadelphia its own festival. 70,000 people a day took over the Parkway … Continue reading

Posted in Late Night, Life In The Real World, Music, Music Business, Musings, Recommended Reads, Recommended Tracks | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Updated The Blog

As you might be able to tell, I’ve been making a few changes to how the blog looks and feels. I’ve updated the theme and font a little bit, but there’s still a few changes I want to make for … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Technology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

I Feel Sexist When I Listen To Beyoncé

I Feel Sexist When I Listen To Beyoncé I’ve spent a week with Beyoncé’s new self-titled album, and after sufficiently gushing over her groundbreaking release strategy I’ve finally come to the same conclusion as literally everybody else who’s listened to it: … Continue reading

Posted in First Impressions, Music, Music Business, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why I Quit My Job Today

Life In The Real World, Day 52: Why I Quit My Cushy, Entry-Level Job Today There are so many things that I don’t know. I don’t know what small gestures mean. I read too much into an off look, a curiously … Continue reading

Posted in Late Night, Life In The Real World, Musings | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Memorial Walls: Why We’re Never Going To Die Again

Yesterday was the first time I’ve ever heard my grandfather speak. He appeared out of the blue, as an undistinguished YouTube link in my Facebook inbox: “Brooks Robinson & Nestor Chylak Baseball PSA 1976”. My aunt had passed it along … Continue reading

Posted in Musings, Technology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment