• Laid Back

    Nap Time with Nils

    I’m lucky enough to work from home. Usually when my “lunch hour” rolls around, I’ll throw on the running shoes and jog a few miles around the ‘hood. This arrangement has been surprisingly good for my health. Breaking up the…

  • Laid Back,  Pop

    All the Dark Horses

    This tune came out of nowhere one day, swooped me right up and carried me along with it. Beautiful song, beautiful lyrics, and judging by the strong 2004 album that this song is a part of (‘Weightlifting’), a grossly underrated…

  • Laid Back,  R&B

    The Mellowness of the Shug

    Like Michael mentioned in his 100 Words post today, when your music library gets too big, the challenge is to figure out what to even listen to. A lot of great artists and songs seem to go underground for a…

  • Acoustic,  Folk,  Laid Back

    Little Sea Horse

    Non-parents may want to move on to the next post, ’cause this one’s a little ch-ch-cheesy. I’ll make it short & sweet – my four year old daughter attended her first day of kindergarten today. I’m a proud papa, and…

  • Acoustic,  Laid Back

    A Heavenly Day

    There I was this past weekend, wrapping up a late Sunday afternoon car wash in the driveway (washing the hell out of my wife’s car due to the guilt of trading myself up for a new Honda Ridgeline – naughty,…

  • Indie,  Laid Back

    The Bird and the Bee

    Ickmusic contributor the Great Gonzo returns! – Pete Hello, Ickies. I know I’ve been pretty quiet, sorry about that. Last semester was a doozy, and things have been hectic over the holidays. But I’ve returned! Today, I give you The…