It’s the sound of rust coming off. It’s the sound of bones cracking. It’s the sound of muscles straining. It’s the sound of getting back into the swing of things. Playing drums is yes, like riding a bike. Once you… Read More ›
Proper Rock Drums: Not To Be Denied!
Last night I faced both my mortality as well as my past self at the exact same time. And yes, opening lines don’t get much heavier than that. They just don’t. Look it up…the Google machine, the email maker, the… Read More ›
Top 5 1/2 Albums of 2011
I don’t buy as much new music as I used too. For years, I made weekly trips to Bull Moose in Portland to pick up a CD or two- sometimes three. Then I got into I-tunes and for a spell,… Read More ›
The Future of the Black Keys: two musicians, five questions, one concerned fan
Are the Black Keys selling out? This question has been stuck in my head since it was announced that their March tour date in Philly was at the big joint- the Wachovia Center. Why couldn’t they play the Tower Theater… Read More ›
Loyalty Preserved: a review of The Roots’ undun
There are some albums out there that take a little while to get into. The Roots’ new album undun is one such album. The first time I listened to it I almost didn’t make it the whole way through and… Read More ›
Constants in Consistency: My Relationship with Rustic Overtones.
My right foot is numb. I just spent a half hour watching clips of Rustic Overtones on YouTube. I should have picked a better way to sit before I started watching a couple of old Bill Withers’ clips before seeing… Read More ›
Kick out the Jams: a Mix Tape retrospective
For the most part, they are all gone. There were probably over a hundred of them. Could of been more, but a lot of them, they had been re-used. White out changed everything. Mix tapes. Not hip hop mix tapes… Read More ›