If it's one thing I will take away from the year—aside from an inflated fear of Ebola, a few too many late nights and my new catch phrase (#GoSports!)—it will be an appreciation for the influence that my friends and colleagues have on my musical palette. Let's face it, it's impossible to know everything there is to know about music at all times. Even as a Music Supervisor, there is no way to take on the tidal-wave of new songs and artists that come out in a calendar year by yourself. You're bound to miss something good, and if you tell me otherwise you're either a fool, or you're Google.
2014 was one of the most memorable years of music that I have experienced in my life. In addition to the bands, I owe a lot of thanks to the gifted ears of those around me. So this is The Way I Heard It: 2014, a collection of my favorite songs and artist from the year, pulled from hundreds of music projects and dozens of late nights. It's the sonic thumbprint to my 2014, and it's dedicated to the fiance, the Melted Bodies, the Curmudgeons, the Eth-Beefs, the MoRockins, the Holy Undergrounds, the Kids Dangerous, the Dave Roccos, the Crispin Porters, the Warner Brothers, the concerned Mothers, the Labels and Publishers and to anyone else who had a role in shaping the soundtrack to one of the most memorable years of my life, I thank you.
Happy listening. Happy new year.
"Direct Support" is our series dedicated to new & emerging music. This is a place for artists with < 1K Facebook fans (for now). You may know them as the show openers, the warm-up acts or the bands you got there "too late" to see. We know them as the next class of influential music makers, and we think you should hear them. We profess in their potential to make an impact on the music scene very soon, and it's fun to see if we are right.
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