At some point in the early 2000s, I downloaded a track by Alaskan singer/songwriter Matt Hopper called "This Is the Sound (Of My Heart Breaking)." It was a slight thing, just an acoustic guitar, a lone electric lead, and some harmonies, something Hopper wrote for some sort of 365-songs-in-365-days deal, but I played that MP3 'til my computer crashed and it became lost to me forever. I met Hopper years later at Modified Arts and asked him about it. I don't think he remembered it. That hasn't stopped him from writing wry, subtly funny pop records in the meantime.... More >>>