You might be surprised by the music that makes the list

Ahh, the 2010s, don’t we all already miss those simple times? It seems like only yesterday we lived in a world without COVID-19, Capitol breaches, or an ever-widening political divide.

Thankfully, though, we still have music retrospectives to remind…


Drop the shopping mall playlist and try out these Christmas tracks

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Christmas music is a funny thing. It can either inspire waves of nostalgia when you hear your favorite childhood song, or pure hatred when you hear tracks that really get on your nerves.

At this point I often find…


Answering this question can help us design better urban areas

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Whenever we make a decision about our cities, we often take too narrow a view of the impacts of that decision.

When the larger implication of these projects is not taken into account, we can often end up with cities…


The high prices and lack of access in the United States is a problem we need to tackle

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It’s getting close to noon in Southern Arizona, which means one thing is about to get really frustrating: The Internet Access.

For some reason, around the middle of the day the internet…


It’s time our cities talk about vehicle speed and pedestrian deaths

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It’s about time we talk about speed on American roads. As citizens and road users, we don’t talk about it enough, and that’s a problem.

Why? Because vehicle speed is one of the major reasons pedestrians die on roads…


Is Taylor Swift’s new album a slap in the face to the indie music world?

Rating: 3/10

Unsurprisingly, one of the biggest albums of the year has been released by Taylor Swift. What is a little different this time is the style of her music, and the image she’s attempting to sell.


The former indie music publication is now just another pop music guide

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Going through a reddit forum of music lovers the other day, I stumbled on a discussion that peaked my interest: Pitchfork.

If you’re a music lover, chances are you know about Pitchfork. The publication started in the mid…


A songwriting savant who disappeared into obscurity

Judee conducting the orchestral recordings for her album

Looking back, the music industry in 70s would have us believe it was a sunny time to be alive. …


And you’ve probably never heard of him

The back image of Weber’s album As The Time Flies

Whatever happened to Frank Weber? I find myself asking that question as I sail through the sunset light on the outskirts of town, a song by Weber playing loud out of my speakers.

The song is “‘71”, Weber’s ode to his younger years in the early 70s. And oh what…


A few midnight ponderings on the nature of running and meaning

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Usually I don’t write about running, but with all the time at home during the pandemic, I’ve found myself running (haha) a bit dry on all the topics I usually write about.

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Eric Carlson

I write, I play music. Work in Urban Planning, Graphic Design, and Marketing. Sometimes I feel like I need less hobbies. https://ericcarlsonportfolio.weebly.com

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