Norm Houseman: Top 40 Radio

Most of the physical mixtapes that I’ve put together over the years were made up from songs that I heard on albums. Many of those albums would be obscure references to the (imagined) typical reader of this blog and the friends to whom I gave these mixtapes. I did my humble best to expand their…

Norm Houseman: Beatles Covers

Norm kicks off the Mixtapes projects of This Labyrinth I Roam with his carefully picked playlist of Beatles Covers

Covid-19 Pandemic Lockdown Jams

Instead, all my creative energy and ambition was channelled into creating a COVID-19 Pandemic Playlist full of coronavirus themed jams, lockdown tunes, peppy songs about being stuck at home. And while I started it as a joke, it has become a real mood-booster in these uncertain times. And because I’m the kind of benevolent, humble…

Going

“I’ve lived at least a thousand lifetimes, walked down a road with no end in sight, i’ve seen miracles in moonlight, and lonely goodbyes” On a windswept beach we were followed by a pack of wild dogs. With weathered features delivered to an unknown future. Watching the weather threaten to engulf us, to drag us…

Let it snow (x3)

It’s December again – SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAL! No points for guessing it’s my most favorite month and time of year – it probably has nothing to do with this Jesus thing. My dad and I are born two weeks from each other so it meant good old birthday celebrations, end of exam celebrations, the put on your…