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?
In spite of a rather keen interest in music, I wouldn’t classify myself as a well-disciplined musician. I’ll pick up one of my basses or guitar every so often, but more of my time is spent noodling around the fretboard trying to figure out a song or do some sound experimenting of my own. It’s … Continue reading An Introduction To Musicianship (or How I Stopped Worrying, and Learned To Love The Bass)
If I were to nominate a single image to summarize the excesses of the hair metal genre, this one would certainly be up for consideration. I found this clipping in the back pages of one of my Rock 'N' Roll Comics issues. In comic books from the late-80s and early-90s, I’m more accustomed to seeing … Continue reading Call the Warrant Hotline!
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
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
I’ve got that bug back. The video game bug. In addition to the Super Nintendo Classic Edition I threw some Christmas money at, a recent Kickstarter campaign is bringing back the old cartridge format that I grew up loving, with a new Genesis/Megadrive game titled Xeno Crisis. Does this have any relevance to a music … Continue reading Music Meets Gaming – Revolution X
This was one of those dreams that took place within ten minutes of my alarm clock sounding, just after peeking at my cell phone for the time, and attempting to cram in one last adventure before resuming my normal life activities. The events of this dream took place in an environment in which I shared … Continue reading Dream Notes – Don’t Touch My Vinyl!!!