2008 Upper Deck Heroes (Guitar Heroes)

Isn’t it a great feeling when you go somewhere with no intention of buying music, yet you end up buying music? I had been trying to cut back on music purchases in anticipation of hitting up a record shop in late-October, but nonetheless, these purchases somehow found me. Yes, I know how weak-willed that sounds. … Continue reading 2008 Upper Deck Heroes (Guitar Heroes)

What Genre Am I? – William Shatner’s The Transformed Man

Here’s what I’d call a good case for why it makes sense to keep your music collection sorted alphabetically without subdividing it further. Genres of music are descriptors that can be super-simplistic or so complicatedly-nuanced that classifications could cause months-long debates across internet discussion groups if you find two stubborn enough music fans not willing … Continue reading What Genre Am I? – William Shatner’s The Transformed Man

How Much Is Too Much Music?

Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing two great Canadian artists (Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good) share the stage at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Ontario.  Like any concert I attend, I made sure to track down the merch table.  I didn’t have any Matthew Good in my collection, so I hoped … Continue reading How Much Is Too Much Music?

Alternate Album Cover Art II

No need for a long-winded explanation of this post (see my first edition of this series here). I’m back with five more album cover variations I have encountered while exploring different musical avenues, so I’ll get right to it. Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation Even though I own From Genesis To Revelation, I often … Continue reading Alternate Album Cover Art II

Crate Digging Discovery – The Lists Of Mystery

Digging through record crates can bring about some unusual discoveries.  Some digs may lead you to pick up an album for it’s absurd cover image alone, others for a band name that is so bad-ass that you wish you came up with it, and a record or two may grab you for one song only … Continue reading Crate Digging Discovery – The Lists Of Mystery

Mega Metal Trading Cards

Most people grow out of it, but I still collect sports cards.  It did make a bit more sense to do so as a kid or a young teenager, giving me another outlet with which I could gaze upon some of my heroes.  I have long gave up aspirations of playing professional sports in any … Continue reading Mega Metal Trading Cards

Alternate Album Cover Art

While I consider myself an album collector, it’s a rare case that I purchase multiple copies of the same album. I’ll usually grab the first copy of the album I can get my hands on, but this doesn’t always go so well. When an album has been out for several years, it will often get … Continue reading Alternate Album Cover Art