ALFONSO CUARÓN // ROMA – A REVIEW

I am not one that is moved easily and emotionally by watching films. Not to say I don’t love films or I don’t appreciate the craft or technique that goes into making films. From the very first frame of Alfonso Cuarón’s ‘ROMA’ something switched in me. This film was different, a good different and I [...]

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THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP TEN ALBUMS OF 2018 …

Here it is after careful consideration and many many rewrites. These are my top ten albums of 2018. This year my list features a lot of EPs so that's a big difference than previous years. So without further ado and of course in sequential order from the number one on ... 1. BASTILLE // Other [...]

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER’S TOP 50 SONGS OF 2018 // PART 1

It's that time of the year again. Yes, it's time for me to reminisce via blog post all of the fantastic music that was released and that I listened to this past year. Trying to narrow down and figure out which tunes stayed with me and stuck out the most has proven to be quite [...]

BASTILLE RELEASES “QUARTER PAST MIDNIGHT’ – (LIVE FROM ROYAL ALBERT HALL)” MUSIC VIDEO

Good grief! The Bastille boys have done it again, my favorite band has a knack for surprising us fans with music out of the blue and in this case beautiful shot soundcheck videos! If you haven't seen Bad News it's linked. So with only a day of warning my favorite South London based band released [...]

JAMES BAY SPOTIFY FANS FIRST EVENT – A FAN EXPERIENCE

Yesterday I had the absolute pleasure of attending Spotify's Fans First event for James Bay at Hubble Studio. The invite was sent out a few days ago to Spotify listeners that apparently stream James Bay a lot in the Los Angeles area. Anyway I took my usual plus one and go to gal, my Mom. As she is now a fan herself after seeing him in New York in 2016 and earlier this year