I’m finishing off my week of “also ran” artists today with Soundgarden. When I told my wife they didn’t make the official top 40, it was one of the only bands she was surprised about. Admittedly, I was a little surprised as well. I know it was the right decision, but still, they came close […]Read More Give Me Little Bits of More Than I Can Take
I don’t have a whole lot to say about the Offspring. They are the band equivalent of a high school girlfriend for me. They seemed so important to me at the time. I had a poster on my wall and everything. But by the time college rolls around, you try to stay in touch, but […]Read More Well I Guess I Should Stick Up For Myself
In many ways, Electric Six is like the bad ass vulgar version of Weird Al. They will sing about literally anything, and I find myself grooving out and laughing in equal parts. Most people remember Electric Six from their “one hit wonder” Danger! High Voltage. While that is an excellent sampling of their style and […]Read More Put a Little Mustard on that Mustard!
With the definite exception of Belly, this week has been filled with old school beats. I started with Wax Tailor, followed it up with Blackalicious, and after my minor detour to Nineties grrrl rock, I’ve returned to the old school beats of the Beastie Boys. Fair warning to anybody looking forward to post after post […]Read More You Think That You Can Front When Revelation Comes?
If no one has bothered to do the math at this point, this should make it pretty obvious that I’m a Nineties kid. In fairness, I was a kid in the Eighties, I was an angst-ridden teenager in the Nineties. And, like the rest of my flannel-wearing, pretentious poetry writing kin, I listened to a […]Read More So What, You Think this is Usual?
I may have put myself in a quagmire of sorts. I’m white, I’m from the suburbs and I’m going to try and talk about hip-hop and rap. Better than that, the group itself is called Blackalicious. Yeah…not sure if this is going to work out. So be it, though. I really like Blackalicious. I can’t […]Read More We Vibrate at Higher Frequencies
I didn’t plan it, but I think it’s entirely appropriate to start with Wax Tailor. If you’ve ever listened to his Dusty Rainbow From the Dark album, and feel half as moved by music as I am, you’ll completely understand. But we’ll get to that. First, some basic information that I feel is relevant and […]Read More Yes love, you found your dusty rainbow from the dark.