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 … Continue reading Dandy Rock’N Bubble Playing Cards
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!
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
I can always find an excuse to talk about Metallica. If that excuse comes in the form of an obscure collectible I only recently learned existed, then all the better. A random eBay scroll showed me the above cover, and I knew I had to own this. I didn’t know why Metallica are … Continue reading Tales Of The Unauthorized – Metal Thunder Comics (Metallica)
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
Does music have a healing power to it? I wanted to start off this piece with a link to some articles or studies about the how music can help comfort or heal us, but I feel that would be a bit pointless. It’s just something I know to be true for me, and I’m hard … Continue reading King’s X and the Healing Power of Music
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