A Hockey-Music Medley

I’m only weeks removed from having participated in my first fantasy hockey draft, and even as a decades-long fan of the sport I felt I was in way over my head. If we got to draft from the rosters in NHL 95, I’d have had the league locked up before the first puck dropped. Regardless, … Continue reading A Hockey-Music Medley

Music Anti-Videos

The evolution of music videos is an interesting one. Back in the 60s and 70s, it was fairly common for pop/rock artists would burst into the mainstream with appearances on late-night talk shows or through performances on shows such as Top Of The Pops, Old Grey Whistle Test, or Don Kirshner’s Rock Concert. Bands did … Continue reading Music Anti-Videos

1996 Sports Time The Beatles Cards

As promised, here’s the second portion of my Etsy purchase from Wonderland Toys. In actuality, these were the first of all the packs of cards I decided to buy when I found the seller. As The Beatles were also known as The Fab Four, this came in a bundle of four. I don’t think that … Continue reading 1996 Sports Time The Beatles Cards

Dandy Rock’N Bubble Playing Cards

After completing a recent entry where I drew some music trading card designs, I got an itch to buy some old cards and rip open packs. I’m well aware that pretty much any cards I obtained as a child had little-to-no monetary value, but I've always found something satisfying behind the mystery of what can … Continue reading Dandy Rock’N Bubble Playing Cards

Please Make My Album Cover!

While I’ve never had a musical project that escaped the confines of a jam room or apartment, I often find myself admiring album art in wonder of what artistic styles would be appropriate for any particular sound. As good as the work of many of the more heavily-utilized cover artists can be, I feel I’d … Continue reading Please Make My Album Cover!

Brothers

Tomorrow is my brother’s birthday, and as a result of being his twin, tomorrow is also my birthday. For some reason, we never bother to get each other presents to help ring in the occasion. We usually just hang out and go have a nice meal somewhere, so it’s not much different than any other … Continue reading Brothers

The In-Betweeners – Dean Menta

Did you ever see a band tour with a new member only to see that person be replaced before heading back to the studio for a new album? I’ll call these types of musicians ‘in-betweeners’, if only to give their distinction more of a cute title. It’s an occurrence that’s not all that rare. In … Continue reading The In-Betweeners – Dean Menta

Artists from Parts Unknown

Have you ever made an incorrect assumption about a musician regarding where they were from? Not that it’s necessarily all that important, but I’ll safely say you have been mistaken on more than one occasion. Nobody is perfect, and I’m definitely among the flawed. I’m not sure how someone is able to tell where an … Continue reading Artists from Parts Unknown

Tales Of The Unauthorized – R.E.M Interview Disc & Fully Illustrated Book

I’m always leery when I approach an album that falls outside the scope of a band’s studio discography. Smartphone technology allows a for quick check of an album’s legitimacy, but there are some occasions where you are willing to throw caution to the wind. The time that I found this little R.E.M.-themed package was one … Continue reading Tales Of The Unauthorized – R.E.M Interview Disc & Fully Illustrated Book

Alternate Album Cover Art III

This series of entries is always fun for me to knock out. The cover artwork is a large part of the appeal to those who still insist on carrying a physical music collection in their living spaces into 2019 and beyond. Looking at these images through iTunes, Spotify, or other means of digital playback leaves … Continue reading Alternate Album Cover Art III