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 other genres. 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.
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. Consequently, I love finding new devices and technology that helps me both automate and fuel my OCMD state of mind. 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.
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.