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.
yo go girl!
You have a blog! Hooray!
Can’t wait to make this my daily read!!! Keep it coming!!
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.
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.
OCMD forever. Don’t ever medicate – I think it’s a good disorder to have.
I will never have to research again. between you and Mike I can be spoon-fed music forever! this is awesome.
Fabulous way to deal with the obsession. Thanks for the music love.
Been visiting your blog regularly for months now. More power! and much love from half way around the world =)
we have similar tastes in music, found you through a deerhunter post! Great blog, really! I added you to my blogroll, hopefully you’ll like my entries as well.
Julie, great to meet you at south by southwest 09. Looking forward to listening. Cheers, @kurtyD
I like the cut of your jib.
Recife is a city with many social problems, like many big cities in Brazil, and has a low level of vol- unteerism. ,
Great site, I have been working on my own project for a couple months now, it has become an obsession. http://www.harmondrive.com
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you are my heroine! more power to you ! I too have OCMD
I like that…heroine. Thanks!
I recently discovered your compulsion and I like it!
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.
I’m glad to hear im not the only one with this condition… and it seems you have found the remedy. Great blog, thnx!
holy shit, i think i’m in love.
Super-awesome blog Julie! Have you seen the video for Dilly by Band of Horses, decent song, weird vid!!
beautiful and honest presentation!
let’s be friends!
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great blog. We really enjoy your posts 😀 Cheers!
I must thank you for the efforts you have put in writing this website.
I am hoping to see the same high-grade content by you in the future as well.
In fact, your creative writing abilities has encouraged me to
get my own, personal blog now 😉
We are distracted professionals who NEED to make music, for no money, that is never played live.
We want E-fans.
We want YOU.
Listen to Bunko. Beware: The auditory input from CNVIII we send you may disrupt the medial geniculate body of the thalamus, leading to Other Music Dis-appreciation Syndrome. This may lead to dissatisfaction with your current favorite music.
We warned you: