My two biggest passions are music and writing, and I find a lot of satisfaction fusing the two. I'm a journalism graduate from the University of Kansas who recently began a career in communications. My favorite things include vinyl records, Breaking Bad, National Parks, and Chipotle. I'm straight edge, I follow the Royals and Chiefs religiously, and I'm a devout believer in Christ. In my free time, I'm watching movies, playing sports, and moshing at concerts.
The genre of pop-punk is known best for its hard-hitting melodies and slick hooks. Paralleling such musical contrasts with up-and-down lyrical disparities concerning adolescence, pioneers Blink-182 and Green ...On August 12, 2016 / By Tim Dodderidge
You probably have a ton of memories playing video games when you were younger. If you’re like me, you probably played a lot of Madden and NHL and miss ...On February 29, 2016 / By Tim Dodderidge
I wasn’t one for jumping on the so-called Deafheaven “bandwagon” when it first began taking off in 2013. I took my time and had my hesitations, and for ...On November 6, 2015 / By Tim Dodderidge
Not too long ago, I wasn’t a fan of hip-hop. Now, I see Kendrick Lamar as a soldier in a genre that I once despised. Growing up, I was ...On March 26, 2015 / By Tim Dodderidge
It’s obvious if you know me that I like sad music a lot. There’s something to be said about songs that make you second-guess the commonplace effects of ...On November 14, 2014 / By Tim Dodderidge
Jimmy Eat World’s Futures has led me through several years of unpredictable outcomes. I first heard the album as a senior in high school, in the midst of ...On September 26, 2014 / By Tim Dodderidge
“With music, you can’t lose.” For years, I used this statement to argue that music is better than sports. My dad, who works as the sports information director ...On March 31, 2014 / By Tim Dodderidge