April 18, 2018

Myths on Introversion

The landscape of personality types have always fascinated me. Increasingly so, the older I get, because I am finding that I am discovering parts of myself that need further clarification. For the past couple years, I've been giving a lot of thought to the spectrum of introversion and extroversion. And in my attempts to sort out the pieces of me that I am being introduced to, I have been aligning myself onto the array of personality types to better understand the way that I think, work, and feel.

It is no secret that I am an introvert. I am an INFJ (Myers-Briggs) through and through, and I am proud of it. Amidst all this though, certain myths have come to light in terms of introversion that I want to clarify -- in my own point of view, and my own experience anyway.

Contrary to my degree in Psychology, I have no expertise in this field of study. I've read about it in textbooks and have written essays on the topic, but I surely have no qualifications that deem me to be scientifically and empirically sound. Essentially, these are just my thoughts on introversion as an introvert. Maybe they don't ring true for all introverts, but they are truths that I live out everyday for myself, and so I thought I'd share em' anyway.

April 11, 2018

April 4, 2018

Cover Your Tracks

   Reinvented, re-imagined, retold -- covers have a way of breathing new life into the songs that we're normally already acquainted with. New arrangements and varied tempos allow a shift in meaning despite the same lyrics. And yet, we are still drawn in because of the sense of recognition. 

Covers are a magical blend of old and new; a way to mix up the routine sameness by delving into a kind of foreign that is still familiar. This collection of covers features a tune from the eighties surprisingly modernized by a mandolin and heart-wrenching harmonies. As well, down the list is a hip hop, reggae meets funk classic from the early 2000s slowed down to an acoustic rendition wholly distinct from the original. Lastly, there's also a classic Sam Smith tune of heartbreak revived into an upbeat guitar and bass driven, almost Motown sounding, groovy tune.

If those run-on sentence descriptions weren’t enough to convince you, then just let the songs speak for themselves. Links to each original and their respective covers can be found below the jump.