Music Jar – week 52

In this, the final week of the year, I have taken the final piece of paper from the pickle jar and have been joyfully listening to Childish Gambino, the performing name of Lando Calrissian Donald Glover. What I Knew BeforeIt’s impossible not to know of Donald Glover, he’s one of those incredible talents who transcends…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 52

Music Jar – week 51

Each week, I take a name from a jar and listen to that artist, someone that I wasn’t really into before but maybe should know more about. This week was a real Sophie’s Choice, as I was down to my final two. It is time. Charli XCX, I choose you. What I Knew BeforeI had…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 51

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Music Jar – week 39

Each week, I get to listen to one artist I haven’t previously taken the time with. This week was the turn of Seattle’s very own, Pearl Jam. What I Knew Before It goes without saying that I knew of Pearl Jam. It’s impossible to make it through thirty-three years without knowing Alive and Jeremy (thanks…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 39

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Music Jar – week 38

One Man. One Jar. Not that one. Each week, I take the name of an artist from a pickle jar and listen to their back catalogue. This week was the turn of American indie folk group, Lord Huron. What I Knew Before Absolutely nothing. I hadn’t heard a note. I didn’t know the name. They…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 38

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Music Jar – week 37

Each week, I listen to a musician that I don’t know enough about. This week was the turn of country singer-songwriter, Kacey Musgraves. What I Knew Before I knew the name, because two of my favourite women are big fans of her work but I had never really heard much of her music. I knew…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 37

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Music Jar – week 36

Each week, I listen to a band or artist that I’ve never really taken the time to understand before. The list of contenders was compiled by recommendations from friends and my own shame. This week was the turn of Australian pop/rock sex rockets, INXS. What I Knew Before When I was sixteen years old, I…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 36

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Music Jar – week 30

Inspired by A Beautiful Mess, I started my own Music Jar of 52 artists I did not know enough about. Each week, I pick an artist at random from a pickle jar and get to grips with what they are offering. This week was the turn of Texan dream-pop band, Cigarettes After Sex. The band…… Continue reading Music Jar – week 30

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