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About ryanwells

I'm Ryan Wells, but you might have figured that out already. I was born in Sacramento, CA, and shipped up to Baudette, MN. Quite the change, right? I'm 20, even though I look like I'm 15. Feel free to ridicule me for that, by the way. I'm just a guy floating through life with a hankering for the written word and the strummed chords. My time is mostly spent listening to music or writing. Often, I'm sitting at a computer doing one or the other...or both, if it seems appropriate at the time.

Second time the charm?

I just posted this, and yet it hasn’t shown up. WordPress problem? Who knows.

Anyway, here it is again…my project writeup. It’s pretty bare though. I think i’ll add a notes section or something to it right now.

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Studio Tour – Ryan Wells

Well, I finished my studio tour. I had to skip the “Jessica’s Diary” blog because there doesn’t seem to be anything going on there anymore, but I did my three blogs nonetheless.

Games, Games, Games
Hanna Lulu’s Blog  
Lazyczech Playlist

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Dirty Blvd. Album Reviews Update

You know, I’m really considering changing that title; I’m not even a big Lou Reed fan, let alone a big fan of the song “Dirty Blvd.”

Anyway, things have been going quite well. I’ve got 20 detailed album reviews so far, and will have 22 by the time of class tomorrow. Just a matter of picking which drafts to publish; I have lots of near-finished drafts almost ready.

Surprisingly, my review on King Crimson’s debut album was put up on an official site dealing with King Crimson and their guitar wizard, Robert Fripp himself, who posts on that site. Talk about recognition! Because of that and a couple other hidden weapons of mine, I’ve been getting a lot of traffic in the past week.

Some other things…I’ve added a bit to my blogroll and I’ve added a tag cloud, as well as updated the “about” page. And of course there’s been plenty of posts besides album reviews. Oh, and either tonight or some other time in the near future, I’ll be adding posts that will serve as lists of the reviews ordered by date, artist, and rating. 

Anyway, check the place out if you want to see if I’ve reviewed any of your favorite albums. I’ve tried to do all sorts of things…from popular giants like The Beatles to indie artists like Neutral Milk Hotel…from bad and mediocre albums to absolute masterpieces. Just did a review on Boston’s ever-popular debut album earlier today. You know, that “guilty pleasure.”

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1:12 AM, Post-Superbowl

I sure put off posting to the Daybook for a while. Guess now is as good as ever, right? Hello and all that.

So then…the Superbowl. I didn’t watch it. I never watch it, actually. Is that surprising? As I said in my blog (oh, shameless plug!), the main reason I cared about the event at all was the debut of a new Smashing Pumpkins single. I’m a bit music-geeky like that. Lots of hoots and hollers over the whole ordeal in other rooms here in Oak 1A, but I myself just chilled to some tunes like always. 

Oh,  and I’d like to make a reminder to help out the wonderful people putting together the Rivers Meeting publication…any of you who are submitting had better do so quick! It’s February 2 already, the deadline for submissions.

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