OcTerror

Pumpkin Songs 2022: 31 Tracks for Treats

               In 2021, OcTerror returned to its roots with an eclectic mix of music from inside and outside horror films. This year we’ll be continuing our celebration of diegetic and non-diegetic sound mixing, soundtracks, and scores with another list of amazing musical moments from some of our favorite movies. In the past 20 years, we… Continue reading Pumpkin Songs 2022: 31 Tracks for Treats

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What I’m Listening To: September 2022

               In a normal month, I’d have a nice, tidy list of songs prepared. They would be songs I’d listened to regularly throughout September. Songs I’d made a strong connection to. Maybe even a few that might qualify for the Best Of list at the end of the year. This month, however, has been anything… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: September 2022

Lifestyles

Getaway with Soleil: A Night at The Cordis

            Most of the time, my accommodations fall cleanly into the ‘affordable’ category. On family road trips, we’d sometimes stay in Best Westerns or Motel 6s: pools rarely open, itchy comforters, views of small towns or open fields, free cable TV, and reasonable pricing for a night between here and there. My current holiday will… Continue reading Getaway with Soleil: A Night at The Cordis

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What I’m Listening To: August 2022

               When Taylor Swift said, “August slipped away into a moment of time”, she really nailed it. Somehow, this month has both gone by in a blur and dragged. Maybe it’s because I’ve been preparing for The Getaway or busy helping where I can; all I do know is the favorite songs of August came… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: August 2022

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What I’m Listening To: July 2022

               July not only brought the heat, but also a fine selection of music. I listened to jazz and classic rock while writing. Pop and alt rock kept me company while cooking or driving. Soundtracks and scores made me love their films and series more. Maybe it was too hot for midnight dance parties, but… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: July 2022

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What I’m Listening To: June 2022

               Two years ago, in the midst of isolation and boredom and a search for something to do, I began tracking my favorite songs each month. That first list didn’t have any rules—just vibes—but it created an outline for what was to come. Here we are now, twenty-three monthly, two annual, one honorable mention, and… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: June 2022

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What I Listened To: 2012

            Not only is this June the second anniversary of my What I’m Listening To column, but it’s also been ten years since I started keeping track of my annual favorites. That initially began as YouTube videos, transformed to iPod playlists for a few years, and has been a feature here on the blog since… Continue reading What I Listened To: 2012

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What I’m Listening To: May 2022

            You know that feeling when the weather warms up and you want to blast music like every day is a party? Where your daily drive feels more special because the sun is shining, the sky is a gorgeous shade of blue, and the radio is playing your song? That dancing in the kitchen, singing… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: May 2022

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What I’m Listening To: April 2022

            The first quarter of 2022 seemed like a crawl musically. I found comfort in the old rather than the new, or sought out silence. April, at the very least, seems like a new note for the year ahead. A lot of my reoccurring artists make appearances on this list with some recent finds. I… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: April 2022

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What I’m Listening To: March 2022

            March took its time finding a groove. Coming from a relatively quiet February, my musical moods constantly shifted this month as I discovered new and old connections. Some of them were directly tied with current events—finding a form of escapism through relatable songs. Others came and stole my attention in the way certain ear… Continue reading What I’m Listening To: March 2022