Friday, September 30, 2011

Cornfed Bruiser

At one point in my existence I was a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician and during that little slice of heaven I never had a boring call (I had some bogus ones, but never boring).  There were more than a few trillion broken hips, cars upside down, puking nightmares that always had to eat about 60 heads of freaking garlic before I got there and traffic accidents but one type of call always got my attention:  Motorcycle accidents.  Motorcycle accidents seemed to always occur where gravel would just "pop up" on the unsuspecting motorcyclist and with that came "Road Rash".  I know you're bored right now, well keep reading I promise it will make sense.

Monday, September 26, 2011


Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but that doesn't mean that beauty cannot be judged subjectively.  Music is the same really and the true test is whether one can judge subjectively despite being blind to the reality behind its face.  I actually understand what I meant by that statement but until you have listened to "Chalcedony" it may not make sense to you.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Winchester Rebels

Beside the fact I know very little about the City of Santa Barbara, well short of the old soap opera named "Santa Barbara" (I was ill occasionally in the '80's, don't judge me), there was no hesitation to learn more about a band from that fair area.  When "Winchester Rebels" entered my radar I thought it would behoove me (neat word huh) to learn more about Santa Barbara, or at least the "Winchester Rebels".

Saturday, September 17, 2011

7 Seconds Bad Luck

Distortion.  Reverb.  Hard edged guitar and driving base.  Deep vocals.  Interesting.  Real meaning.  Despite the fact that these words mean nothing as they were initially read by the reader, they actually mean quite a bit.  7 Seconds Bad Luck.  What does that mean you might ask, that's the name of the band that I penned all of those "meaningless" words at the beginning.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


Objectivity is the thing that separates us from apes (and you thought it was the thumb) and utilizing that trait is important in all of our decisions.  Music as a rule cannot be objective rather it can be subjective (I think) but utilizing that rule we can select the best music possible for our enjoyment.  MirrorMind is a band where subjectivity can go out the window.  Why is that you might ask, keep reading...

National Overdrive

When you talk about Minnesota a few things are a no-brainer, the Twins, Vikings, cold, snow and Jesse Ventura seem to be the topics of interest (did I mention cold and snow).  When talking about music from Minnesota usually one performer comes to mind and yes that means the artist formerly know as Prince (or one of the variations upon the name) and for most people that's really think of, but is there another performer in Minnesota that should be talked about too?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

It feels like I have said in nearly every post that I am so happy with all of the great music people have recommended, so today I have decided to say something different.  I am "elated" with the suggestion I received on "Grace Potter and the Nocturnals".  I can't help it, its the truth but to what extent?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

September 11th

Its 12:25 AM on September 11th and I just spent the last hour trying to find music that I could share with my Facebook friends.  I chose several great versions of classic patriotic music, intermingled with some versions of Christian music, and as I was closing up shop for the evening, I had a moment that made me reflective and made me want to write it up.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Hunting Accident - It Was No Accident

Band names are one of the best ways to spark interest in the band (if you haven't heard their music first), and at times can be a clue as to the type of music they perform (i.e., Ratt, Twisted Sister, Metallica, Megadeth  and judging by the names, not an easy listening band).  When I heard of the band named "The Hunting Accident", I had to listen.

BoH - Birth of Happiness

Through the magical world of the internet, I was contacted about a band called BoH (Birth of Happiness) and as I dug through the chaff that lay upon the floor, I discovered a band that I really have to talk about.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Asia featuring John Payne - Mississippi Moon Bar

The decade of the '80's means so many different things to oh so many people, but to me the '80's, more specifically 1982 was the year I entered high school.  This portion of the '80's was intertwined with school, girls, and music and all of the trappings that went with it.  The music of the '80's had a profound effect on the generation, it was an era that helped shape my musical palate, and bands like Asia were building blocks to that palate.

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Worshyp

Remember the era of the "Hair Bands", and how any band that played heavy metal was labeled the same way?  It was assumed that all of the musicians were nothing more than neanderthals that could play an instrument and had big, huge Aqua-Net enhanced hair.  Even today metal bands seem pigeon holed and those beliefs seem to still have a white knuckled grip on the genre, but that is simply inaccurate.

You don't believe me, then take the time to listen to "The Worshyp".

Or Nothing - Boston's Very Own

Using the electronic media for good instead of evil, I posted that I needed to find some new music to listen to and write about, damn if that wasn't the best idea I've ever had.  Through the miraculous "Twitter", I learned about the band, "Or Nothing", and I couldn't be giddier if I tried.