Archive for April, 2012

Generally speaking, I can determine whether or not I like the sound of a song after the intro. I determined that I enjoyed The Rat long before the vocals even began. Why? To be honest, aside from the drums, I can’t fully put my finger on it. However, once Leithauser chimed in with the vocals, […]

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Every time a Monday rolls around, it takes every ounce of my being to refrain from posting Monday, Monday by The Mamas and The Papas. Nothing at all against the song. I love the song. I just think I might be the only person on Earth who would find it funny or ironic. Glad I […]


There are a few things in life I will never understand. Why buttered toast always lands butter side down, the Kardashians, Donald Trump’s hair and why Dave Matthews band is so popular. That last one is truly a head scratcher for me. Despite the fact that all of his songs sound the same, each with […]


I spent a majority of yesterday’s work day listening to Band of Skulls after seeing their name on the 2012 Lollapalooza lineup.  Out of that big, long list, why was I attracted to a group with such a morbid name? Because it sounded familiar.  Do I know why? No, not a clue.  Generally, I try […]


You’ve all heard the story. A music hungry individual moves to L.A. to satiate his dreams of becoming a successful artist. Between struggles to hold a day job, find the perfect sound and book enough gigs to make a name for himself, he becomes mentally and physically exhausted. And that’s the end of it. However, […]


There are very few TV shows I get into. That’s not to say I can’t enjoy a rainy day on the couch flipping through the channels but, in terms of fully committing my precious time to a cast of characters, I’m a little stingy. Because of this stingy-ness, when I do find a show I […]


There’s something to be said about an artist who has complete vocal control. That something is a big, bold lettered note saying “Congratulations, you truly have musical talent!” When a pianists slips on a note, it’s generally quite obvious. To those of us who aren’t tone deaf, it’s pretty obvious when a vocalist misses a […]



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