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Album Review: "Thirteenth Step" by A Perfect Circle

Summary

This is a great album. It represents significant growth for A Perfect Circle, and gets better with repeat listenings. Addiciton is a dark subject, but APC takes a refreshingly honest look that most heavy-ish rock fans can appreciate. You can find the album on Amazon in CD and MP3.


Musings: My First Semester at Harvard Business School

HBS LogoThings have been extremely busy since my last blog post about music; the process of applying to business schools combined with the chaos of an extremely busy work life have taken a toll on the more creative pursuits that I try to make time for, including writing.

However, now that I have finished my first semester at HBS (Harvard Business School), I thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect on the MBA experience so far: the lessons, the challenges, and the great things yet to come. I will try to avoid repeating information you already know about the business school experience.

A Look at Varun's Personal Music Development

I've spent a fair amount of time thinking about how my tastes in music have changed and evolved. A little time in OmniGraffle yielded the chart you see here (enlarge). Obviously this isn't a complete representation of how my musical preferences have changed: there are many omissions in bands and genres, but I tried to capture the key ones from my past and a good list of current ones. There are several songs that I've picked out as pivotal to my development. It's a lot of information, but I'm curious: can any of you trace how your taste has changed over time?