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Episode 2 Is Out Now

Our second episode is out now, get it!


In just two weeks, we are already closing in on 50 downloads. That may not sound like a lot to you, but for me that is already a small miracle. Life is good, thank you for your support! We have a lot of distribution channels that are just opening up - Google Play, and Apple Podcasts, just started distributing us, so those numbers should start coming in soon, and I am excited about that.

For the moment, I am producing an episode every other week, but if the numbers get big enough I could certainly be convinced to go weekly. Time will tell!

If you have any suggestions, be sure to visit us at podcast.chillfiltr.com.

We Are In the Top Million

I want to set the record straight. I had a very vague idea about finding something to write about leading up my engineering contract expiring with Topps in January 2018. On the 6th day, there was domain registration.

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In 3 months, we cracked the top million list of websites for US traffic.

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It's a thing.

My first acceptance

So if you have been following me at all recently, my new music blog is taking all of my spare time right now. It's a labor of love, and things are just perfect right now. For the first time in my life I feel like I am making a very real, if small for now, difference in the lives of other musicians. And that makes me feel good. It's really nice to think that I might help someone connect with a song they wouldn't have heard otherwise, and help an artist connect with a fan they might not have found in some other way.

I started out just wanting to do playlists on Spotify, but I quickly realized that I really like writing about the songs I get. it occurred to me yesterday that as a poet, a decidedly non-academic one at that, it makes a lot of sense that I enjoy writing song reviews. The way I write them, it feels a bit like poetry, because music description is fraught with opportunity for metaphor. It just feels natural for me.

So I would like to announce that after 28 days of being a blogger for SubmitHub, I have been accepted into their "Really Good Bloggers" program (#RGB), which just means I get a star next to my name, I get to feel cool about it, and I make slightly more money.

Perhaps the first recognition I have ever had as a writer. They just put lil star next to your name.

And I get to do things like this: write a review that gets top listing, and help my artist climb the chart a bit. It's not much, but it's something.

Top 3 listing of 8 blogs.

Top 3 listing of 8 blogs.

If you are on the charts when your piece posts, I will vote for you.

If you are on the charts when your piece posts, I will vote for you.

And the best part is the thanks I get for the blogs I do. I feel more appreciated right now than I ever thought possible.

Thank you.

more Spotify love please

Hello friends! I have been spending a lot of time working on Spotify playlists, and I would appreciate some help. If you are on Spotify, please take a look at my user account (link here).

Apparently, the biggest thing you can do to support a Spotify 'playlister' is to copy a song from a playlist you support to your personal library. I have two playlists that are based around artist discovery from 2010-present in the Los Angeles scene; primarily artists that were part of the Hotel Cafe / Room 5 circuit. 

click the graphic to visit this Spotify playlist.

click the graphic to visit this Spotify playlist.

If you see anything that looks good to you please just sign in to Spotify and copy it to your library. Takes 10 seconds.