Monthly Archive: March, 2013

Slaughtering Your Sacred Cow

I think praise is overrated. While I enjoy the validation positive reviews about my favorite band and/or album elicit, I must admit to feeling infinitely more satisfied and downright alive when the discussion… Continue reading

Just ‘Cause I Think This Photo Is Pretty Bangin’

Another Fair and Balanced Bowie Review?

Sheesh. This one’s from the online zine called (sic) Magazine. I wonder what these folks will think as they look back on these 15-10-20 years from now. Is the world so desperate for… Continue reading

Album Review: David Bowie, “The Next Day”

“So this is what it’s like to be astonished by a new David Bowie album.” So starts one of the simply legion of glowing, perfect 10/10 reviews The Next Day is receiving. It’s… Continue reading

More Thrift Store Finds!

It’s been well over a month since my last thrift store CD hunt, as the last one yielded some pretty mixed results. I thought I’d give it a bit more time in between… Continue reading

What a nice, humble boy that singer from Echo and the Bunnymen is!

From the Quietus: Almost 30 years since the release of Echo and the Bunnymen’s apex album, Ocean Rain, Ian McCulloch remains characteristically modest in his appraisal of the record: “I go by my… Continue reading

The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories), by Steven Wilson

Do you remember way back in April of 1974, when members of Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis, Funkadelic and Rush got together and wrote and released an album, complete with the venerable Alan Parsons… Continue reading

Music To Imbibe In

Every now and then I need to cleanse my musical palate, and when I do there are a couple of ‘go to’ albums in my collection I always reach for. I am, first… Continue reading

A New PSB Album? Already?

The Pet Shop Boys have left Parlophone after 28 years, and will release a new album called Electric in June 2013 via Kobalt Label Services. The record will be produced by Stuart Price and… Continue reading

“We are the Skyscraper Condemnation Affiliate”: The Kinks (1966-1969)

I’ve spoken here before about the Kinks and, specifically, my love of this band’s output in the 1970’s. I saw them live when I was about 12 years old in the early ‘80’s,… Continue reading