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Movies & TV

Four Things about ‘The Outsider’ – Episodes 1 and 2

HBO premiered a new limited series last Sunday titled The Outsider (based on the Stephen King novel of the same name) and OH BOY is it prime television. The first two episodes were dropped on the same night, and my understanding is eight more episodes will wrap up the entire story. Here are four things […]

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Music Library

Mackens’ Music Library: The Greatest Hits

While building up my CD collection throughout middle school and high school, many classic artists entered the library by way of a compilation albums of their most popular songs, colloquially known as ‘Greatest Hits’ albums. This was often less expensive than buying individual songs on iTunes at $0.99 – $1.29 a pop, and it was […]

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“Old Posts”

The “Old Posts” section of the site is where everything I wrote from the inception of this blog in 2015 through my one-off post in 2017 will live for posterity. I hope my writing will continue to improve from then to now and beyond; “keeping with the times,” while still maintaining my own voice. Feel […]

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Music Library

Untitled College Playlist, Part 2

So I found another maxed-out mix CD with eerily similar structure to the last mix I wrote about. Figured it best to add these songs to the previous playlist and keep the words to a minimum this time… 1. “Eulogy” – Frank Turner – Play this at my funeral. 2. “Send Me On My Way” […]

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Music Library

Mackens’ Music Library: Untitled College Playlist, Part 1

As I’ve recently mentioned on on Twitter, I’m making it a goal to write more about music in 2019 and beyond, and that means more than my single post in 2017 horrifically opened with the words, “what’s up fam.” I write a lot of emails for my full-time sales job, so I’d like to think […]

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Features

Return of the Mack

WHAT’S UP FAM?! (Photo Cred: Noisey) As you all know, I like music. Bit of a ‘music guy’. I like sharing and writing about music too, and so after a year-plus hiatus I’d like to get back at it. Hence the Mark Morrison reference. So to jump right in, let me give you my favorite […]

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Miscellaneous Album Reviews Music Top 5

My Top Albums of 2015

Here it is, my 100th post for Mackens on Music. And what a better post to have the honor than a review of my favorite albums of 2015. This will probably be my last post on this WordPress site,  so I hope you all enjoy it! The following albums are listed in no particular ranking […]

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Features Music

My Favorite Songs of 2015

Yet again, it has been a while. I guess my move to Chicago and the changes that come along with starting a career have affected my motivation to continue writing about music as often as I used to. Nevertheless, I’ve continued to keep up on what has been released, I do my best to listen […]

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An Update on Life // My Year With WUD Music

  Hey friends. It’s been a while since I’ve come to you from the casual online environment that is my blog. About five months to be exact. As I sit here on my grandpa’s old chair, listening to Surf and letting an Unknown Mortal Orchestra review loom over me, I ponder how I can sum up […]

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Features Music Top 5

My Top Albums of 2014

This year I definitely listened to a lot more (and a wider variety of) music, which led to me not listening to a select few albums nearly as much as I did last year. Consequently, I have a list of my top 10 albums from this year, with only direction for you to listen for yourself. These albums are listed in […]