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)
I’m a simple man. I see a pretty woman, and I react accordingly. No, not with cat calls or other inappropriate comments, but there’s something about beautiful people that can have a healing quality. I know I’ve encountered women in my day-to-day that have changed the day’s trajectory from negative to positive just by a … Continue reading Music Video Crushes
It seems like it’s been awhile since making a post, but I have a good reason for the absence. I’ve had my head buried in comic books. Well, that’s a good reason for me, anyway! Gathering up back issues of The Punisher, G.I. Joe, and Mad magazine at various locations during summer vacationing got me … Continue reading Comic Strips in Album Sleeves? What a Concept!
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
Have you ever heard a single song of a band or artist that gave you a misleading impression about their overall sound? That is exactly what happened to me when listening to Anthrax for the first time. My initial exposure to the band may not have been very different from most people’s, by finding the … Continue reading My First Exposure to Anthrax
I’d like to shine the spotlight on an advertisement that is, well… shining the spotlight on a musician, for lack of a better term. Here’s a La Bella Strings clipping from the December 1981 issue of Musician magazine featuring bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma. There’s a certain level of charm to this advertisement that I find lacking … Continue reading La Bella’s Musician of Note – Jamaaladeen Tacuma
Here’s another tale ripped straight out of Dream Land. As some of you may have surmised by the title, to say I’m looking forward to seeing Slayer in a few weeks is an understatement. While Jeff Hanneman is unfortunately no longer with us, Gary Holt is a more than capable replacement, as any fan of … Continue reading Dream Notes – Hell Awaits (The Man Who Forgets His Tickets)