The Vespers Sisters and Brothers

It’s been a while since I’ve written something but I just had to do so today to tell you about the new album that my friends The Vespers released today called Sisters and Brothers. I had the privilege of supporting this project through their Kickstarter campaign early last year and in doing so was able to receive the album in advance. The band is made up of two sisters Callie and Phoebe Cryar... read more

SXSW Part 2 An (un)Expected Journey

This is the continuation of the account of my SXSW trip. I shall call it SXSW trip day two, an (un)expected journey. I tried to go to bed at a decent hour Friday night, but I found it difficult by what was going in the rooms on each side of me. I tweeted the following at 10:50pm. @philstasyszen: So I’m staying in a hotel and I’m pretty sure I’m hearing the person next door snoring. I... read more

31, A Musical Reflection With No Accompanying Music

31 has come and gone, and I have tried to write a wrap up but couldn”t find a fitting way to put it into words. You see in many ways the promise that the Philscal year started with was broken, and in many ways better promises emerged. It should say a lot about a year in your life when the Bible verse you returned to the most was as follows:   Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful... read more