Liner Notes (September 24th, 2022)

Moon

This week’s newsletter has some first impressions of the new AirPods, some results after experimenting with iOS 16 lock screens, and the usual commentary on music and entertainment I enjoyed last week. As always, there’s also a playlist of ten songs I liked, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (September 18th, 2022)

Fall Leaves

This week’s (kinda late) newsletter has first impressions of the new iPhone 14 Pro, some thoughts on iOS 16, and some commentary on one of the better release weeks this year. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I enjoyed this week, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (September 10th, 2022)

Forest

This week’s newsletter has some thoughts on the chaos of trying to order the first pressing of New Found Glory’s Coming Home and the unfortunate industry practices that lead to these dustups. I also share some commentary on music released this week and some entertainment I’ve enjoyed. As always, there’s a playlist of ten songs I recommend, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (September 3rd, 2022)

Pizza

This week’s newsletter has some thoughts on my first live concert in over two years (Dashboard Confessional and Andrew McMahon), some brief commentary on other music and entertainment I consumed over the past week, and a playlist of ten songs I enjoyed. This week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (August 27th, 2022)

Summer Light

This week’s newsletter has some thoughts on music released this week and random commentary on other entertainment I consumed over the past week. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I think are worth your time, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (August 20th, 2022)

Beach

This week’s newsletter has first impressions of the upcoming Death Cab for Cutie album, a realization I’ve been tying my shoelaces the “wrong” way, and some other thoughts on music and entertainment I consumed over the past week. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I enjoyed, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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The New Home Office

For years I worked from a giant 6-foot-long plastic table that I’m pretty sure I bought at Target. It was big enough for two (hilariously small by today’s standards) monitors, and I used to have a bunch of sticky notes, diagrams, papers, and stuff all over it while working on AbsolutePunk. It was mostly a means to an end. I needed a place to work, and I put most of the money I could spend into the website or my computers. Over the years, my setup has changed quite a bit. I finally got a “real” desk made of wood and everything. And my back greatly appreciates an ergonomic chair.

My wife, Hannah, started a new job a few months ago. Her office is a few blocks from where we live, within walking distance, and she has her own private office. With many of her co-workers still working from home, she discovered she liked going into the office regularly because it helped her focus and stay in “work mode.”1

This change led to me rethinking how I wanted my office at home, which we had been sharing during the pandemic, to be set up. My computer was over eight years old and needed an upgrade, so I figured that if I was going to upgrade the computer, I might as well think through the entire space, since I spend 9-10 hours a day in there, to make it precisely the office I’d always wanted.

And because I have a blog, I figured I’d blog about it and share some photos and links for future reference.

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  1. Unsure if my playing music constantly during work hours has any connection to this, but I’m going to assume the answer is yes.

Liner Notes (August 13th, 2022)

Flower

This week’s newsletter has a rant about Alexa, some thoughts on the new Pale Waves and Young the Giant albums, and some other random bits about other music and entertainment I consumed over the past week. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I liked, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (August 6th, 2022)

Jukebox

This week’s newsletter looks at those Blink-182 rumors and what I’ve heard through the grapevine. Plus, some early impressions of the new albums from Armor for Sleep and The Early November, and some thoughts on other new music out this week I’ve been enjoying. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I liked, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (July 30th, 2022)

Palm Trees

We are back!

This week’s newsletter is filled all the way up with thoughts on music from the past few weeks, including some Butch Walker first impressions, commentary on life with COVID, and all the stuff I’ve listened to and watched since we last talked. There’s also a playlist of ten songs worth your time, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (July 2nd, 2022)

Fireworks

This week’s newsletter has some thoughts on new music from Anberlin, some computer projects from last weekend, and my usual commentary on entertainment consumed over the past week. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I think are worth your time, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (June 25th, 2022)

This week’s newsletter tries to make up for missing last week by being jam-packed with treats. We have brief first impressions of the new albums from The Midnight, The Wonder Years, The Interrupters, and Yours Truly, and we have some thoughts on other music and entertainment I’ve been enjoying the past couple of weeks. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I think are worth your time, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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Liner Notes (June 5th, 2022)

Lights

This week’s newsletter has early first impressions of the new The Dangerous Summer album, some thoughts on other music I listened to over the past week, and my usual rundown of entertainment commentary. There’s also a playlist of ten songs I enjoyed, and this week’s supporter Q&A post can be found here.

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