Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tales from the Stage by Michael Toney

The world of music is a primordial soup that has so many flavors and styles that it is almost impossible to breakdown a small "chunk" of a genre so attacking an entire genre is not only impossible but it is truly an exercise in futility.  As an example for someone to claim they like "country" music opens the realm of possibilities within that open pit that is said genre.  Don't get me wrong, I haven't a predisposition either for or against the genre (country music), I do enjoy some of the works that have fallen forth from its artists.  Unlike the answer given to the characters of "Joliet" Jake and Elwood Blues in the classic movie "The Blues Brothers" when they asked the proprietor of "Bob's Country Bunker" what kinds of music they play in the establishment (her reply "Oh, we have both kinds: Country AND Western"), country music has so many variants within itself.  Why am I mentioning country music right now?...

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Molly Hatchet - Halfway Jam

Connotations of Lizzy Borden whirl through my head whenever I hear anyone talk about axes or hatchets, honestly the reason probably isn't that farfetched.  We all identify something with either an event, an experience or a simple comment (and it makes perfect sense).  Think about that for just a second then try to do it yourself, I bet you can.  As an example some might identify New Years Eve with Dick Clark or Times Square, others might identify a song on the radio and they think back to an old flame.  Expanding on the initial statement I made it makes perfect sense why I identify an axe with Minnesota.  Why?