half a boy Half a Man

Growing up, I learned a lot about music from my dad. He started me off very early on a path of rock, metal, and blues. I can't say he was always right but there were many areas where he was dead on. I remember hearing George Thorogood as a kid and loving the energy and … Continue reading half a boy Half a Man

The Electric Hour: Time Well Spent

First impressions aren't everything. I know, that may not seem quite right, but I can promise you it's true. When I first saw this tape I had no idea what it was. Jeffertitti's Nile? What the hell is that? Based on the album art I expected to hear something far out, similar to Funkadelic. I could at … Continue reading The Electric Hour: Time Well Spent

Magical Mystery Tour

The Beatles are the most prolific and inescapable band of the 20th century. Their influence is unsurpassed by nearly anyone in the music world. (I'll maybe give you The Stones) The Beatles' catalog has been heard, analyzed, interpreted, and meditated upon for over fifty years. Many of my peers would consider The Beatles to be … Continue reading Magical Mystery Tour

The Glove: Doesn’t fit in

This tape is quite possibly the most '80s thing I have ever heard. Before I get into the sonic qualities at play here, that must be made clear. The Glove takes every cheesy element of '80s pop/anti-pop and milks it for all it's worth. There is a healthy dose of synths and echo filled instrumentation … Continue reading The Glove: Doesn’t fit in

Songs by Woody: Cisco Houston Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie

Woody Guthrie. The man's name is a statement in itself. Woody was able to create a legacy that is as seemingly endless as the highway. His guitar strumming accompanied his vocals delivered in a plain and simple fashion. Woody was able to speak the truth in broad strokes while painting mental pictures with precision. His … Continue reading Songs by Woody: Cisco Houston Sings the Songs of Woody Guthrie

New Stuff: Bargain Bin Classics

The junkyard. The Dead Zone. The scrap heap. The junk drawer. The clearance section. The bargain bin. Whatever you call it, this is an area we can all somewhat visualize in our minds. A section of a shop (I suppose this extends beyond record shops) that is full of stuff that nobody is buying because … Continue reading New Stuff: Bargain Bin Classics