The Golden Globes are usually the official beginning of #OscarSeason for those of us who don’t have the time to closely watch every end of year festival and limited release. Generally, they’re pretty fun to watch and much more lively than the stuffier, longer Oscars. They’re also less regarded on a prestige scale, so everyone is a little less on edge.
Hey, y’all. It’s pretty weird to be back on the ole WordPress considering I’ve only posted here once in 2017. And even then it wasn’t as much a post as it was an ad. I’ve spent most of my time writing over at Rock M Nation (SB Nation’s Mizzou affiliate) and Cinema Faith (of which, I’ve been rather inconsistent these past few months.) But I’m still going to get to my EOTY stuff here.
Here’s my latest piece for Rock M Nation. I understand you probably won’t get what I’m saying unless you follow college football and recruiting, but I still felt the need to say it.
I was kind of iffy on this piece, considering I felt like a lot of it was navel-gazing. But even if one person reads it and re-evaluates their attitude toward the recruiting cycle, I’ll be cool with it. Even if that person is me.
Thanks for reading.
As a Midwestern kid growing up in the ‘burbs, I’ve never found my musical identity in one particular genre. City-slickers tend to favor pop, rap and electronic. Country folk defer to their country and rock. And different coasts prefer different strokes. But I’m just about as middle-America as middle-America gets. So anyone who listens to Schmilco might understand why it hits all the right notes for me.
As is the case every year, there were too many releases to be included in the EOTY list. But that doesn’t mean they should go ignored. Here are a few albums, mixtapes, and collections that I enjoyed listening to this year (in alphabetical order). Continue reading