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It’s Only (by Odesza feat. Zyra) 

Odesza’s A Moment Apart is one of those rare albums where nearly every song is a banger. I can’t count how many times I’ve let this album play for me in my iPod Nano on the motorcycle rides home from work. The title song is…

Just Us – by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross 

When I think of Reznor/Ross lately, I’m reminded of “In Motion” from their Academy Award winning score for The Social Network, the dark piano tones in “Hypomania” from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, or the slow building craziness of “Technically, Missing” from the Gone Girl…

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Music: Pork Chop Express (by John Carpenter & Alan Howarth) 

I try to listen to music whenever I can. It serves as the soundtrack to the things I do, be it working out at the gym (when I go), writing up something or riding on the highway. Music can take the most boring task and turn it into something wonderful. I’ll share some of these now and then.

Director John Carpenter is well known for both his movies and the music he’s created for them. Musically, I’ve always felt his best works were the ones he did with Alan Howarth. They collaborated on Halloween II, Escape From New York, Big Trouble In Little China, Christine, They Live, and Prince of Darkness.

Pork Chop Express is the theme song for 1986’s Big Trouble in Little China, a fitting song for a dark and stormy night, or a long work commute.

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