#168 – Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith by Roy Harper

Not sure who recommended this one, but today’s selection was another amazing discovery.  After doing a little research, I’m a little embarrassed that I haven’t come across Roy Harper before now.  He’s basically the British Bob Dylan, and his influence on both lyricists and guitarist alike is pretty clear.  Many of my favorite Brit artistsContinue reading “#168 – Come Out Fighting Ghengis Smith by Roy Harper”

#166 – White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground

The Velvet Underground, responsible for a lot of musical experimentation, is also like a blueprint for generations of indie rockers.  Especially in terms of drug usage.  They’re a great example of a cult following developing in the years after they were active.  The artists who came after them and the genres they inspired comprise someContinue reading “#166 – White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground”

#165 – Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend

Here is another band that I have been aware of for many years, but never really given a chance, for whatever reason.  I have had many friends recommend them to me, but now, with the awesome responsibility that comes with blogging, this album has inevitably come up in my queue.  Perhaps I am being lazyContinue reading “#165 – Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend”

#161 – Ego Death by The Internet

I can’t bring myself to actually watch the confirmation hearings that have been going on this week.  The pageantry of it all is ridiculous, with both sides pretending they aren’t just going through the motions in the process of a foregone conclusion.  There does seem to be, however, a pretty good drinking game to beContinue reading “#161 – Ego Death by The Internet”