I'm trying to do a better job keeping a consistent schedule about my writing. To maybe help that, I want to make a playlist that could somehow compliment the blog post. So here we go! This week's playlist accompanies the blog post about the mad genius of the late great MF DOOM. I included tracks … Continue reading The Return Of The Blog Playlist!
Ever since I’ve been equipped with a computer with a CD burner, I have been whipping up mixtapes of all varieties. The advent of iTunes and other applications have made it even easier for people to create playlists that defy time restrictions that otherwise limit a cassette or compact disc. With the Halloween season quickly … Continue reading The Playlist Is Coming From Inside The House!
It's about that time where I think about rewriting an old blog post of mine from many years ago about a blueprint for creating a good halloween playlist. It was one of the first things I wrote that I felt proud of. Around this time every year, I would remember to try and recreate the … Continue reading Ghosts appear and fade away
When I first started this blog I had come up with twenty-six albums to listen to so I can re-examine them and how they become a part of my life. At the time I came up with this idea, the letter K was not designated for Khalid. In fact, I had at least two different … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Khalid, “Free Spirit”
I love a great band teeshirt; especially parody ones. The first one I fell in love with was the Deftones' "Dickies" shirt. I had seen it in some trashy rock magazine like Hit Parader or Metal Hammer where there was a picture of Zach de la Rocha wearing the infamous shirt. The classic horseshoe design … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Jawbreaker, “Dear You”
This album is basically the whole point of writing this blog and how clueless I can be. I have heard about Interpol for years and I was aware that many people I know and many other people that I don't know have told me that I need to listen to them. With some things of … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Interpol, “Turn On The Bright Lights”
The first time I came across The Hold Steady was in the summer of 2008. They were playing a free show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, and the only way you could get in was by signing up for a new social media website called going.com. The memory of the site is fuzzy and … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: The Hold Steady, “Separation Sunday”
When I was growing up I had this Rage Against The Machine poster thumbtacked to my walls in my bedroom for years. The moment I saw it in on my friend Mike's room, I also needed to have it. We weren't the only two. It seemed like a lot of my friends followed suit and … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Girls Against Boys, “Venus Lexure No. 1 Baby”
This morning music fans around the world woke up to the tragic story that singer/frontman Keith Flint from The Prodigy was found dead at the age of 49. It really sucks that it usually takes the loss of a member of a band for the masses to go back and re-listen and re-discover the works … Continue reading You Need To Listen To: The Prodigy, “The Fat Of The Land”
In preparation for writing/reviewing this album, I have been overwhelmed almost to the point of some acute version of writing paralysis to come up with some sort of angle to approach this album. I mean, I tried to set up guidelines as to why I selected these albums to write about. I had to have … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: The Faint, “Danse Macabre”