Classic Lineup Trading Cards: Armored Saint

Everybody has a handful of musicians and bands that they’ll lean on when discussing those who were underrated or didn’t get a good enough break. Among those in the hard rock and heavy metal genres, Armored Saint is one of my go-tos in that regard. I truly feel that they could have been America’s answer … Continue reading Classic Lineup Trading Cards: Armored Saint

Keys To Enjoying A Concert (and Proper Etiquette)

If you’re at all like me, a new year leads to new concert experiences. As of today, I’ve got Depeche Mode, Enslaved / Insomnium, and Herbie Hancock shows marked on the calendar, and I highly anticipate seeing what other events sprout up in Toronto and the surrounding area in the coming months. While I maintain … Continue reading Keys To Enjoying A Concert (and Proper Etiquette)

The In-Betweeners: Jonathan Mover

Any fan of Spinal Tap will tell you that one of the biggest bits of the band’s lore is their problems with drummers. It does seem to be a notoriously difficult position in a band to keep consistent. While I would call a number of drummers irreplaceable in their respective bands (like Neil Peart was … Continue reading The In-Betweeners: Jonathan Mover

Classic Lineup Trading Cards: King Crimson

It seems that whenever I long to do something involving visual art here on my little corner of the internet, I always come back to trading cards. I’m not the most gifted in the art department, so doing something where I mix the use of photography with graphic design is something that I am far … Continue reading Classic Lineup Trading Cards: King Crimson

What If… Chester Thompson and Daryl Stuermer Were Full-Time Genesis Members?

One of my many hobbies is comic book collecting, and I get a kick out of reading the What If issues that Marvel has released over the years (it has since become a Marvel TV series). The What If series would explore alternate timelines to tell tales about how one change in a character’s history … Continue reading What If… Chester Thompson and Daryl Stuermer Were Full-Time Genesis Members?

Music Meets Gaming – Road Rash: Jailbreak

I’m the kind of guy that never really knows what to watch. I’ll spend far too long flipping around Netflix, Tubi, or whatever streaming service I happen to be using, and it gets frustrating when you have to settle on a mediocre title. I don’t recall the same level of irritation when shopping at Blockbuster … Continue reading Music Meets Gaming – Road Rash: Jailbreak

Alternate Album Cover Art VI: The Undiscovered Variant

They stopped numbering Star Trek movies after the sixth one, so if I’m to continue this series I’ll need a new franchise to pay homage to in my titles. What goes beyond six movies, though? The Fast and the Furious series? I love action movies, but I’ve never been won over by Vin Diesel. I’ll … Continue reading Alternate Album Cover Art VI: The Undiscovered Variant

Five Overlooked Moments from This Is Spinal Tap

I’ve got a fairly long history with the movie This Is Spinal Tap. Like how many reacted when first hearing about this mockumentary, I wasn’t sure if this was about a real or a fake band. Having seen the group previously on The Simpsons did nothing to settle that uncertainty. To add even further to … Continue reading Five Overlooked Moments from This Is Spinal Tap

The Future of Music: The People’s Almanac Presents The Book Of Predictions

FUTURE… FUTURE….FUTURE... It’s not just the subject of one of my favourite SpongeBob SquarePants moments, but it’s a topic I think about quite a lot. Sure, my mind wanders into thinking of the consequences of various decisions by political leaders or even how my own choices will shape my future, but an old stand-by of … Continue reading The Future of Music: The People’s Almanac Presents The Book Of Predictions

When Two Become One: Metallica’s Load and Reload

It seems like almost every step along the way, Metallica have had critics jump on them for notable creative decisions. Ride the Lightning marked the first notable example of the band slowing their tempo with “Fade to Black.” ..And Justice for All saw them making their first music video in “One”, something that the band … Continue reading When Two Become One: Metallica’s Load and Reload

One-Album Wonders: The La’s

It should go without saying, but no music career lasts forever. It was once the industry standard for a band or artist to release a new studio album every year, sometimes as many as two a year with a live album or compilation every few years as well. While it is standard to release more … Continue reading One-Album Wonders: The La’s

Deep In The Discography: Elemental by Tears For Fears

What’s the general consensus regarding the two Tears For Fears albums that followed The Seeds of Love? I never see them getting discussed too much. Does a perceived lack of quality have them treated like Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter stories where you can’t even mention their names? Or are they just quietly appreciated … Continue reading Deep In The Discography: Elemental by Tears For Fears