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Summer Update

I am unable to articulate myself with much bravado and verve these days, yet an update seems necessary.

I scored the theme music for a new project from Threshold Collaborative, a documentary film project designed to provide a platform for high school students to share their unique stories. 134 more words

Life

2012: My Favourite Albums

M. Ward – A Wasteland Companion

This is by far my favourite album of the year. I bought it immediately when it was released back in April and listened to it a lot then. 248 more words

Blog

Record Bulletin, 11/7

New World Travelers

A busy work schedule makes it hard to write, even harder to find adequate time to listen to music, so no Honorable Mentions and such this time. 405 more words

Review

Soundtrack for the writing cave

Or if you have Spotify, here’s a link to a full playlist. It’s what I’ve been listening to non-stop all weekend.

At a journalism conference I went to over the summer, one of the journalists spoke about the mental place that writers go to write, calling it the “Pain Cave.” While it is a little painful most of the time, and quite painful at other times, I simply call it the Writing Cave, and I’m taking a step out of it and into the fresh air just for a moment before tunneling my way back in for the next 72 hours. 46 more words

Relevant

M. Ward – Celebrate Brooklyn – August 7, 2012

(Editor’s Note: This piece appears on The Bowery Presents The House List. Check it out here)

The nights are cooler now. After months of record-breaking heat, dusk is finally a time for relief. 263 more words

Music

My soundtrack for the weekend is "A Wasteland Companion"

By SHAUN SMITH
Blogger-in-chief

M. Ward will not disappoint fans of his stripped down, reel-to-reel sound on his latest album A Wasteland Companion.

Ward (Matt Ward) has obviously been influenced by his musical relationship with Zooey Deschanel and it shows on the upbeat piano-laded “Beautiful Girl,” which stands not as a detachment of his signature style but an expansion of his talented reach. 457 more words

Shaun Smith