Strong Odors Favorite Albums 2018

I haven’t been myself lately. So a lot of albums released this year by perennial favorites (Neko Case, Courtney Barnett, Hop Along, Mitski, Brandi Carlile, Tune Yards, Father John Misty) just didn’t connect. I found myself much less drawn to fist-pumping or religio-political commentary and far more likely to play ambient drone. (Low’s record is hitting the spot right now). …

30 Strong Women paintings by Troy DeShano

30 Strong Women

Over the past two years, I created 30 versions of this figure. All inspired by the women in my life who have been models of fortitude, strength, endurance, passion, long-suffering, grit, or have simply inspired me in some way or had a significant impact on my life.

2017 Favorite Albums

Strong Odors Favorite Albums 2017

While last year my soundtrack was sadness, as I reflect on the music that stood out to me in 2017, it appears the theme has been conflict of faith. In a world where religion seems increasingly absurd, the voices calling it out publicly naked into the light to be examined, exposing the leprosy beneath… they are the ones that ring …