Adam Tell: Past the Hypothetical (Album Review)

(You can buy Past the Hypothetical on Bandcamp and iTunes, and stream it on Spotify.)

I knew Adam Tell as a fraternity brother and as a jazz singer on the level of the likes of Michael Bublé. Heck, he’s got the ability to croon and play piano just as well if not better than Jamie Cullum, a hero of mine back in my middle and high school days. But man was I surprised when a week or so after its first release, I finally decided to check out Past the Hypothetical, Adam’s debut album. Now a month later, I can’t stop listening. Continue reading

Transitions & Plans: The Great Graduate School Change.

As I am beginning my fifth year as a student at the University of Miami, I’m leaving behind old habits and developing new constructive ones. I could never have anticipated six months ago that I’d be exactly where I am right now, let alone that my personal productivity and focus would jump 200%. I honestly could not understand what all of my Graduate-level colleagues were talking about the shift from Undergraduate education to becoming a member of a more elite echelon of the higher levels of higher education. Rumors of less courses but more coursework, “free” time absorbed by additional responsibilities and the like were all dismissed, and naïvely so. Continue reading