When Two Become One: The Beatles (aka The White Album)

We all have albums in our collection that run a bit on the long side. There are several reasons why this might be, and hopefully for the artist’s sake, it’s not because they aren’t as good at writing songs as they think they are. In many cases, the artist or band may have written and … Continue reading When Two Become One: The Beatles (aka The White Album)

1991 Premier Rap Pack Trading Cards

My rap and hip-hop consumption has been rather low over the past few years. I can count all the albums from the genre I’ve purchased in the past year on one hand with a pair of CDs in Dr. Octagon’s Dr. Octagonocologyst and Jurassic 5’s Quality Control, as well as cassette copies of Grandmaster Flash’s … Continue reading 1991 Premier Rap Pack Trading Cards

Music Press Photos

You know those glossy, black and white photos that celebrities like Jerry Seinfeld would sign for fans while on the road, and write quips on them as regrettable as “Nothing’s finer than being in your diner” or worse? I collect those. I’ve seen plenty of bars and dining establishments display signed pictures of musicians or … Continue reading Music Press Photos

Collect-A-Books (Music Edition)

What childhood was complete without having a few pocketbooks scattered throughout your room? They made for a great quick gift idea since they were a fraction of the cost of a full-sized book, and allowed you to keep a reduced book collection in as little as a shoe box versus the necessity of shelving (yes, … Continue reading Collect-A-Books (Music Edition)

Alternate Album Cover Art IV

There doesn’t seem like much to do as a music fan these days. Thankfully, I can still order albums over the internet, though the stacks of them flooding my modest apartment make me look much like a hoarder. Organizing music is always a good activity, especially when you find the odd record that you haven’t … Continue reading Alternate Album Cover Art IV

Music Meets Gaming – Crüe Ball

Electronic Arts and the Sega Genesis were a match made in heaven. The number of games with EA branding that you’ll see garnering mentions in discussions of underrated Genesis gems, never mind the diversity of said games, makes for as good an introduction to the 16-bit era of console games as any. From my own … Continue reading Music Meets Gaming – Crüe Ball

My Complicated Feelings About Kiss

Kiss are probably one of the bands I have known about for the longest, but didn’t necessarily put their image and their music together right away. I may have heard “Rock and Roll All Nite” or “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” on a radio, and seen a variety of parodies of groups with their … Continue reading My Complicated Feelings About Kiss

Small Things That Upset Me (and other Blog B-Sides)

“What’s for dinner, mom?” “Leftovers.” That dreaded L-word could ruin an evening for me when I’d come home on a school day. There were never leftovers of my favourite foods (Shake N’ Bake chicken, Cheesy Beefy Potato Pie), just those that were kind of less… sexy (sexy in a food sort of way). But as … Continue reading Small Things That Upset Me (and other Blog B-Sides)

Captured Concerts

One activity that I’ve been meaning to do before I get too forgetful is to type out all the concerts that I have attended in my life. It may lack a few of the gigs that I saw in high school or some from smaller-scale local bands, but I’d estimate that the so-called ‘significant’ shows … Continue reading Captured Concerts