I haven't uploaded any new roasts because I ordered a sample pack from a local roaster and I've been drinking coffee brewed with those beans. The Tanzanian, Ethiopian, and Colombian were the best roasts out of the seven (7) different roasts included in the sample pack. I'm on the last one which is Guatemalan. Should be roasting again this weekend starting with the last of the Uganda Sipi Falls and then the Colombian, Ethiopian, and Sumatran from Happy Mug.
Belmont University is a local college with a great music program. I frequently attend shows and am amazed at the level of talent. Recently I attended the spring pop concert.
It consisted of Christian, Country, Bluegrass, and Pop groups. In the last two years I've grown fond of bluegrass music. A move to Tennessee certainly exposes one to a lot more country and bluegrass music. The bluegrass group at the concert was such a pleasure to hear. The harmonies were outstanding. More importantly, however, was that the singers could actually be heard over the instruments. With all the other groups it was hard to hear the singing over the pounding bass drum and bass line. The low frequency rattling grows tiresome quickly and makes it hard to differentiate groups. This made the bluegrass group drastically stand out compared to the others as it was a pleasant break from the pounding bass.
A sound engineer told me once that the most important instrument in any band is the vocals. They must always be heard. He said non-musicians can relate to singing and want to hear the singing. If you don't believe him have a band, who typically has singers, play three (3) instrumental numbers in a row. Even the musicians will be gone at that point.