Reclaiming dignity

Something’s on my mind. It’s been for quite some time. This time I’m onto you.

This is nothing new for me.

There have been several times in my life when I have been forced to reevaluate the choices I’ve made about the people I’ve allowed into my world.

I don’t…


Melodic Similarity

Don’t let the days go by…No time to search the world around…

In the vastness of the musical world, there are inevitably times where two seemingly different songs are actually nearly identical.

Whether it happens by coincidence or design is not usually clear.

It’s not always obvious, especially to the…


Teen Spirit

Hello hello hello hello how low…

It was inevitable that I would eventually write an analysis on the quintessential grunge song.

Smells Like Teen Spirit is one of the primary songs that Nirvana is known for, all around the world.

And rightfully so. The song broadcasts edginess and angst through…


Love, peace, and harmony

With a little love and some tenderness…

Is anyone else ready to see this?

When I consider the lyrics to Hold My Hand by Hootie and the Blowfish, it seems to me that the songwriter had a vision. I almost wonder if that songwriter was a time traveler. …


My Confession

It’s okay. If you want my man card, I’ll give it willingly.

So it’s now been years since one of the most popular Disney movies of recent years was released. For the majority of the last decade, the world has been ablaze with the melodic tones of children singing Let…


An Unexpected Reversal

I’ve seen dark before, but not like this…

Over the years I have certainly seen my share of hopelessness.

There were times when I felt used, abused, and confused.

I have faced abandonment, neglect, betrayal, and unspeakable cruelty.

To top it off I’ve found that in the moments where I…


The Unforgiven

With the twelve tones of the chromatic scale, all of the notes that comprise music as we know it, the combinations and the potential for unique creations are endless.

Despite this, it is common for certain patterns to emerge within the genres of modern music.

For instance, blues will traditionally…


California here we come

With tropical palm trees, golden sand, and glistening waves, California sounds amazing right about now.

California here we come, right back where we started from.

I heard a band called Phantom Planet sing these lyrics many times at the introduction of one of my favorite shows.

The O.C. is an…


The folly of youth

Tony sat in the middle of a large room, waiting for the arrival of his literary mentor as he stared into the illuminated box that contained his latest piece of prose.

It was an idea driven essay on the movie Cruel Intentions, assigned by his professor.

Tony was now in…

Vince Coliam

I am a lifelong musician who loves to write about my passion. I am a pianist, a Top Writer in Music, a musical theorist, and a published composer

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