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”
I keep meaning to get more heavy music into my posts, but very few suggestions I get are in that vein, so it only happens from time to time when it occurs to me. I can’t remember who turned me on to The Sword, but I have always enjoyed their brand of grungy metal. TheyContinue reading “#160 – Used Future by The Sword”
I really loved this album, and may have discovered a new artist to be obsessed with. A large amount of my listening has always consisted of live recordings. As passionate as I have always been about the magic of live music, I have always sought out live albums as being the best representation of whatContinue reading “#159 – Moon Cabin by Goose”
As we continue to approach what may prove to be the most important election in American history, and the evidence of the president’s misdeeds continues to pile up, various factions are getting more desperate and paranoid and are ramping up their rhetoric and activities. The news of the plot to kidnap the governor of MichiganContinue reading “#158 – The Fragile Army by The Polyphonic Spree”
This album contains an amazing cover of “This Must Be The Place” by The Talking Heads. That is all. EDIT: Someone who I assume is not the real David Byrne pointed out the fallacy in this post, thereby negating it entirely. The cover referenced is actually by Imaginary Future. Drunk posting has it’s risks, people!
This band comes up in my Spotify account so frequently, it’s a little weird that I’ve taken this long to choose one of their albums. I always thought they were a Spanish speaking artist, which now seems a little silly, knowing of their cult-like following in the indie rock world. So now I have discoveredContinue reading “#156 – Sleepless Night by Yo La Tengo”
As I’ve been thinking about Eddie Van Halen over the past couple of days, the sheer number of artists whose careers arguably might not have existed if not for him is pretty amazing. A whole genre of virtuosic guitar technicians came about, with almost classical-style instrumental compositions. There was a time in my musical journeyContinue reading “#155 – Fuzz Universe by Paul Gilbert”
If you’re looking for a crazy, jammy jazz album, look no further. If these guys weren’t on acid, I don’t know who was. It’s definitely not for everyone, but it is an amazing journey.
The world lost a guitar legend today. In the ever-increasing history of guitar music, there are people who come along now and again who create something completely new an original. Eddie Van Halen is one of these, whose contribution to the guitar world was so massive that he will continue to inspire young musicians forContinue reading “#153 – Diver Down by Van Halen”
It’s incredible the sheer volume of music available and the relatively narrow selection from which most people partake. I’m certainly not claiming that I have the largest frame of reference of any music fan, but I am open to listening to anything. The random artists that your friends or coworker are aware of could beContinue reading “#152 – Abandoned Luncheonette by Hall & Oates”