About

Hello.  My name is Julie and I have Obsessive Compulsive Music Disorder.

Okay, so it’s not a clinical affliction. But it should be; it’s a real problem for me. I collect, hoard and obsess over new music all the time. My voracious appetite for music has slowly evolved into a time sucking (but very OC satisfying) daily ritual of listening, reading and reviewing my carefully cultivated list of music resources and news.

I’m constantly on the prowl for the next new artist and audio masterpiece; that quintessential album you crave and can’t stop listening to. The one that gets better with each listen and doesn’t fade. I imagine it’s a similar experience a junkie might have looking for their next fix. There’s the anxiety and tension that builds from the search until finally the craving is satisfied with the sweet relief of a score. That’s me, but music is my crack.

Mostly, I’m indie rock girl, but I have been known to occasionally dabble in a little electronica. I was born and raised in Dayton, OH and cut my teeth on WOXY in Cincinnati (now based in Austin, TX). To my indie rock roots I stand true. In fact, WOXY is still one of only three terrestrial radio stations I’ll even consider listening to today. (KEXP and KCRW are the other two.)

I now live in San Francisco. I love the music scene here and wouldn’t trade it for any amount of square footage the suburbs can provide. Take away my ability to run out for a carton of milk AND sneak in a quick set at Bottom of the Hill and I might go bat shit.

You probably won’t be surprised to learn I make a living in Tech here in the Bay Area– software mostly. Consequently, I love finding new devices and technology that helps me both automate and fuel my OCMD state of mind. Wanna talk speakers? The best whole-house digital music management system? I’m your girl. I’m also fascinated by how technology is transforming the music industry. Everything is changing and there’s never been a better time to be a music fan.

Oh, I also just finished studies for another passion of mine, Patternmaking and Design.  Add to my resume ‘Blogger’ and my string of titles looks something like this: Entrepreneur/High Tech Marketer/ Patternmaker/Blogger.  Or maybe I should just shorten it to: Cliche – typical San Francisco overachiever.

So there you have it. A bit of perspective on me and my passions that will fuel the content of this blog. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my music recommendations and insight into what’s new and noteworthy in the music technology front. Please share and enjoy.

Julie

26 thoughts on “About

  1. Well done! I noticed a full-picture has replaced the artie one. The blog rocks!

    I liked the muxtape feature…very cool. Now if I can only get mojo to work on the Mac I just lugged home I’d be happy.

  2. Oh my goodness, Julie! I love your blog. Admittedly, I have terrible taste in music. Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears make just about everyone but me want to vomit. Your blog gives me something to aspire to – good taste, good writing, and good times.

    Yeah!

    OCMD forever. Don’t ever medicate – I think it’s a good disorder to have.

    Love,
    Carolyn

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  4. I didn’t realize San Fran was so saturated with over overacheivers that it’s now a cliche. I suppose I could classify myself as Meets Expectations Midwesterner – doesn’t really have a ring.

    Anyway, I appreciate your site – will check back on occasion.

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    Recently, our group decided to put together a brief guide about dangerous club drugs. We have received a lot of positive feedback and I wanted to suggest that we get listed on the above mentioned page under DrugAbuse.gov.

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