Down To The Cellar

Recently I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. Thinking about life, my goals, things that I can see other people doing that I’m not doing; And I’ve also been doing a lot of thinking about how my music tastes have changed since I was younger. When I first got into music, it was through Christian Radio. I’d listen to what my mom played in the car on the way to church, on the way to co-op (I was homeschooled.) and what she would play in the house. Once middle school came around, and I started being active in Boy Scouts, and other extracurriculars, my friends turned me on to Dubstep. I was hooked instantly. I spent 7 years listening to basically nothing but electronic music, expanding my horizons across the genre, and even learning how to produce it myself.

Then one day…

I decided to go to college.

I enrolled in the Music Management program at Hocking College in Fall of 2016, after having graduated High School in May that year. I didn’t move to college, but I commuted almost every day to class, and behind the glass door of Washington Hall was a whole new world.

Everyone was into something different. Trap, rap, hip-hop sat in the back of the class, the grunge/punk/emo kids set off on the side, EDM kids (including me) on the other, and in the front sat the classical and religious music emphatics.

I spent most of my time getting to know the grunge/punk crowd, learning what bands were their favorites, and finding new tunes through them. One of my professors was even in a stoner rock band, shredding the bass for them! I even started a metal band after I moved to campus, working with a close guitarist friend to put together metal tunes using my production skill and his guitar playing.

It felt like a dream.

“I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.” — Freddie Mercury

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My view while playing drums with the worship band of Kingdom Life.

I say all this as some kind of a memoir I guess; a geocache of my musical experiences.

That being said, now that I have expanded (and always will be expanding) my musical tastes, I felt it was time to go back to my roots. To dig open the deepest stores of my audial cellar, and share what I find with you! Here you will find postings about my favorite albums from the past, present, and future.

Keep on listening!

-N

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