Right around the beginning of each year, NPR kicks its Tiny Desk Contest Concert Series into gear. The rules are simple… record yourself performing a song, and you must include a desk of some sort in this performance. This year, I plan to take part, but I also plan to showcase all of my musical friends and peers who are choosing to take part as well, in hopes that our scene can make some much needed noise. The first cat out the gate for 2017 I have seen is the incomparable Da’Shade Moonbeam, sharing a piece of work he has labelled as Untitled at this time. Don’t let that lack of title fool you, though… nothing that Da’Shade puts in the world lacks depth or substance, ever.