Album Review: The Avett Brothers, “Magpie and the Dandelion”

I started preparing this tirade after The Avett Brothers released The Carpenter last year. Every time I put The Avett Brothers on shuffle, it was all I needed as proof of producer Rick Rubin’s slow ruination of my beloved folk rock/pop/country band. “Rubin has over-produced, glossed over, and thoroughly destroyed the raw charm of Seth […]

A Tale of Study Abroad: Scotland Edition

It’s amazing what can be found in the unexpected and the unknown, especially when your own predictions have little to do with reality. For instance, when I left for Scotland on September 1st to spend a semester at the University of Stirling, I thought I’d packed a reasonable number of shoes, when I actually only […]