Essential Ending (for now)

It’s pretty clear to anybody who follows this blog that things have slowed to a complete crawl.  Even my typically more-active summer was without any new posts or other commentary.  So I think it’s time to play the final track on Essential Listening.

I am not, however, quitting the blogging world.  You see, Essential Listening slowly became more tedious over time because I had limited myself from the very beginning.  If I was tired of writing about music, it was hard to push elsewhere in a place that had a title about music.

So today I am going to suspend operations on this blog and point you at my new one – In Words and Phrases.  IWP will be focused on “ideas and events.”  Of course, that’s pretty broad – and intentionally so.  I will still write about music (it is a very rewarding adventure), but also my other favorite hobbies and passions – sports, cooking, photography, and other far-reaching topics.  I do hope you’ll join me over there.

And if you’ve been with this blog until the end, I thank you for even so much as pretending to pay attention.  I think it’s time to play the final track:

New Music: The Invincible by Attaboy

The Invincible Cover Art

I don’t normally get a chance to be so far ahead of the curve, but here I am.  Check out the debut recordings of multi-talented musician Attaboy (known as Evan Bujold to some).  It’s called The Invincible and was just released yesterday.  We’re at the cutting edge!

I’ve only had a chance to listen once but I’m really enjoying it so far.  The Invincible can generally be defined as rock, with punk and alternative touches.  Clever structures and strong lyrics build a very strong outing after even one play-through.  It sounds like there should be rewards with future listens.  Be sure to support this up-and-comer and check out his website and bandcamp pages in the links below.  Hopefully we can see more from Attaboy in the near future.

Attaboy Website
Attaboy Bandcamp with The Invincible streaming