But hearing it again, knowing that we’re not invincible — that I’m no longer 20, and he is no longer here — was odd. It’s as if the song died with him.
There’s just something about dubstep. It is unlike the music I used to go out and dance to. Good dubstep wraps around you. You get lost inside it. Or, it can get lost inside you. It morphs and shapeshifts, it clings to your body, it transforms into the moment.
I’ve been quiet here. After my post on online mourning—and an emotionally draining March—I needed a break from writing. For most of April, I’ve been reading and absorbing quietly, and getting frustrated over missed opportunities to post about a topic-du-jour. You should see the drafts I’ve written on nostalgia and […]
Just a quick one, folks. No words. Just music. My top 10 drum & bass tracks at the moment. For those who know, enjoy. And for those who don’t, welcome to my sonic world. “Heaven,” Emeli Sande (Nu:Tone Remix) “Celestial Navigation,” Marcus Intalex featuring S.P.Y “Refugee,” Wilkinson “Wastegash,” Mutated Forms […]
Dirty Bird Records, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. You know how you can see how many times you’ve played a song in iTunes? Well, the tracks below are heavily rotated; some of them aren’t necessarily my favorite songs, but I revisit them often for different reasons—no matter where I am […]
I can listen to drum & bass any time, all the time: early in the morning, before coffee—in fact, it acts as coffee—and very late at night, while the neighborhood snoozes around me. When I’m working on my home computer, blasting it through my headphones, sometimes I don’t even hear it; […]