Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Band Concert - Galena Style

What can a man learn from middle and high school concerts, and is it possible that an educator can have such an impact on parents as much as he has the children he teaches?  By attending the concerts of both of my children in the past week has taught me so much, but does the necessity of education in "musical arts" have a real place in our schools?

Friday, December 16, 2011

Hairball - Mississippi Moon Bar

Feline issues are not the kind of things one might expect from a music blog and yet I have decided to write about hairballs.  It is surprising that such an issue would be talked about by a man that doesn't own a cat and the thought of me trying to ascertain how such a condition occurs is mind numbing.  So imagine being presented with the chance to see "Hairball"...  Live at the Mississippi Moon Bar.  I was scared.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Devil's Heir

In my "journey" through the music I dial up every so often I find myself gravitating toward bands of a certain type.  Its not because I am a music snob, it has to do with the list I have created based on suggestions people give me or contacts I have made.  What I find is so interesting is the quality of music I have been hearing and more importantly I find that its music that YOU listen to.  When I found the band "The Devil's Heir", I was really happy that they were on that list.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"Do They Know It's Christmas?"

As I was driving this evening I was listening to XM Radio when the (in)famous Christmas based cry for global help simply known as "Do They Know It's Christmas?" made its presence known.  That little blast of reality made me think back to a time that had me firmly entrenched as a junior in high school but it opened my eyes to the past and forced me to think back.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Fallen Legend - Dimebag Darrell

Legends are merely what we make of them, yet at times those legends become so inflated that we lose the basic reality of the legend.  While its true that legends endure and continue to retain that inflated state, it is also true that with said state, piety takes hold.  Music has an indelible quality to raise the simple musician to the pious state of "Rock God" and as with every legend there are always those that truly are legends.