adrift ‘American River’ by Jonathan Elias

I first discovered Jonathan Elias when someone gave my dad The Prayer Cycles on CD, which I fell in love with immediately and stole from him. He let me steal it because I obviously loved it so much. Every year since I got the CD, I would play it on the first day of the New…Read more adrift ‘American River’ by Jonathan Elias

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I’m on an album that’s available on Spotify

Last June 22, the Bigkas Pilipinas album was made available on Spotify and I have a track on it where I read my poem The Lamentation Suite. I'm on an album. How did that happen? It has always been my dream to have an album -- a musical one, though -- but I never thought it would…Read more I’m on an album that’s available on Spotify

Sky Full of Song (new song from Florence + the Machine)

Florence + the Machine has put out a new song and I absolutely love it. Sky Full of Song isn't as dense as the songs from How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful but it has all the things I love from Florence + the Machine -- gorgeous lyrics, powerful vocals, and an engaging melody with very intricate…Read more Sky Full of Song (new song from Florence + the Machine)

If You Could Read My Mind (Diana Krall and Sarah McLachlan)

I saw a note I had written in my phone and it said "Karen Souza -- Never Tear Us Apart" and I was wondering why I wrote that down. I knew it was a song so I went on Spotify and checked it out and it was a pretty damn good jazz version of the…Read more If You Could Read My Mind (Diana Krall and Sarah McLachlan)

Same Drugs (Chance the Rapper cover) by Misterwives

I found Misterwives through Spotify radio. I was listening to something, I can't remember what anymore, and when the album had ended (I am listening to full albums again) Spotify went straight to album radio and a Misterwives song came on. It was Machine and I loved it. I put it on a playlist and…Read more Same Drugs (Chance the Rapper cover) by Misterwives