I’ve had the pleasure, in my life, of being surrounded by wonderful musicians. Instrumentalists, vocalists, songwriters—I’ve known a bunch. One of my very best friends is an electronic music genius who goes by the name Travelogue. Another good friend of mine and former roommate is singer/songwriter Tyrone Wells. He’s amazingly talented. And that’s just a couple of examples. When I think of the people I know who make amazing music just in their spare time (I’m looking at you, Erick), it boggles my mind.
Unfortunately, my musical talents are not that great. I wouldn’t call myself a music aficionado or claim to have any particularly refreshing insights about the art form. And sadly, I haven’t followed the music scene much in the past several years. You will probably hardly ever see me post about music. But I recently decided to try out Apple’s new streaming music service because (a) it’s free for three months and (b) I’ve missed music being a part of my life lately. Apple Music allows me to browse pretty much anything out there and discover stuff that wasn’t on my radar before. In that spirit, I stumbled across Joy Williams’s new solo album, Venus. And I’m kind of in love with it. Continue reading Discovering Joy Williams’ Venus