Category Archives: Written for The Bringer of Song

MUSIC: Bringer Roulettes and Playlists I (November 2007-March 2008)

From 2007-2009, I ran a music blog called The Bringer of Song under the name Alden. It was a wonderful experience, promoting music I loved while honing my ability to write, and I regret having to leave it behind when the form of music blogging I preferred became untenable. I’ll be reposting some of my better pieces of writing from that blog here. I’d hate to lose them into the ether of the endless internet.

Often I’d share a handful of connected songs, with a small blurb about why they were worthwhile listening, or with a personal story about them. Below, I share the text of most of the early ones, for those intrigued…

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MUSIC: Album Review, Alanis Morissette’s “Flavors of Entanglement” (May 2008)

From 2007-2009, I ran a music blog called The Bringer of Song under the name Alden. It was a wonderful experience, promoting music I loved while honing my ability to write, and I regret having to leave it behind when the form of music blogging I preferred became untenable. I’ll be reposting some of my better pieces of writing from that blog here. I’d hate to lose them into the ether of the endless internet.

This particular piece is my favourite album review I did for Bringer; a review of an artist I’d been listening to for a decade, both subjectively reviewing the quality of the music while also placing it in context with her previous work and her very public life. this piece ran in the The Bringer of Song on May 25, 2008…

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