Monthly Archive: November, 2012

The Revolution Will Not Be Digitalized

There’s a place for digital music files. I have ‘em, my iPod is filled to the brim with them. They’re easy to store, to catalogue, to sort, to play, to back up. They… Continue reading

The Best British Artists Of All Time

1960’s Beatles: Because you knew they were always going to be #1. Key Album: Revolver Kinks: This is how the ‘holy trinity of rock’ should be ranked, with the Kinks just a tad… Continue reading

Point/Counterpoint: Elvis Costello

I’ve gotta tell ya, I had such fun reading the point/counterpoint on Queen by Nightmare readers Todd and Sylvia that I decided to invite them back for more. I do not know how… Continue reading

The ’80’s (Like Jesus) Is Just Alright

Take a look at any compilation CD from the 1980’s and you’ll surmise (quickly) that the decade was full of superficial, synthesizer and drum machine riddled, sugar coated drivel. And you’d be right.… Continue reading

Psych!

Psych rock. Or neo psychedelia, if you’d prefer. From what I can tell the definition of this particular genre is any band, or album, that takes the psychedelic sounds of the mid-late ‘60’s… Continue reading

MWS: Musical Withdrawal Syndrome

I’m going on a one week musical fast, people, and I’m excited! I tried and I cannot remember a day in the last 30 years that I haven’t listened to music in one… Continue reading

“No Soup (Dragons) For You!”

I saw a sight yesterday that will stay in my memory forever. As I was driving through downtown Placerville (Hangtown, to us townies) I saw a kid, couldn’t have been older than 17,… Continue reading

Going A Little Too Far

M83’s 2011 album, Hurry Up We’re Dreaming, is getting the “Deluxe” treatment? Already? A 3rd disk of remixes. Is that enough to make you buy an album you bought just one year ago?… Continue reading

A Case For The Alan Parsons Project

The Alan Parsons Project The back story: Founder Alan Parsons started a “project” with other “project administration personnel” to “drill down” on this whole “music” thing he’d heard so much about. So he… Continue reading

A Daddy/Daughter Project

The gurls are helping decorate my CD cabinet. I knew those old music magazines would come in handy one day. Whathca think? How many photos can YOU identify?