Last night I was lucky enough to see The Joy Formidable do a live TV taping for local music show JBTV. It was pretty fantastic and the first time I had been able to catch them live. Here’s a blow by blow account because I was actually sober for this concert!
I totally got this from socialistworker.org CRAZY LEFT WINGED HATE SPEECH
So.. there’s this election thing happening tomorrow (or I guess today since it’s past midnight) and I’m going to be so damn happy when we can return to our regular bitching and moaning.
And this isn’t going to be a post backing any guy, that’s not what I want to talk about.
Yep that right there is another plug, the other part of my podcast is up. If you want to hear me talk about a band I used to be in (spoiler alert: we sucked) and me take jabs at people (which include former American Idol Chris Medina’s former band). I leave no stone unturned. And if you wait till the end the host left a special easter egg in there that I really wish wasn’t recorded… So yea if you also like me getting taken down a peg come on and listen.
And thanks for being a loyal D-Bonez (that’s how we say it in the biz) customer. And I’ll be doing more of these, so if you hated them… I’m sorry.
Hey everybody! Its that time of month where I get stir crazy enough to actually do something on this site! Yes I know I posted something a couple weeks ago. But that was just me plugging stuff, that takes little to no effort (which I guess is the problem?).
But I wanted to try something here and through a combination of finally being motivated, and the urging of someone who will remain nameless, I’m going to give it a go. I spend a lot of my time listening to music (in fact more time than I spend working) and though what I mainly listen to isn’t for everyone, it is for some people.
So I thought I would spotlight some of the bands I listen to and give you guys a primer so its not as daunting to get into something new. Depending on how this all shapes up I’d like to do more, and I invite the other people who post on here to do some as well since it’s always neat to find something new.
And to make this first go around easy enough for myself (I’m motivated but not THAT motivated) I wanted to give myself a bit of a softball for my first “Spotlight.” So without further ado I give to you one of my favorite bands of all time: Face to Face.
Now I’m sure a couple friends of mine just groaned but that’s because I’ve talked about this band in length FOR YEARS. And that’s why I picked them, its something I can’t exactly screw up. As a disclaimer I’m going to keep these spotlights pretty basic, because I’ll probably ramble anyway, and give you guys a couple tracks and let you make up your mind. Because after all, I’m not the police of you.
But yea, the real reason you’re still reading (or closed the page), Face to Face…
Hey guys, I did a podcast with my friend Matt Bauer. He does a music podcast and thought it would be a good idea to have me on (it wasn’t). This is actually Part 1 because we went a lot longer than planned, and to be honest we do a lot of talking about stuff that isn’t music. Hell even Dinosaur Boner gets a plug!
But we had a good time and check out his other episodes maybe you’ll find something you like. He says he wants to make this a thing so help him out, you guys.
Well I said I was going to start doing this, and with Riot Fest fast approaching, why not start my reviews with the new Gaslight Anthem album Handwritten? And all from the comfort of my own phone?? These days guys, these days…
Hey everybody! Just wanted to give a warning that I will be writing poorly thought out and poorly written Music Reviews!
I’ve been “gifted” some free time from work so while looking for new avenues in that department I decided I’ll be reviewing some albums as well.
Now I guess I could even review concerts that I go to, we’ll see guys THE WORLD IS MY OYSTER!
Oh hey, just The Avengers hanging out NBD
With literally years of build up The Avengers finally landed in movie theaters this weekend. And wouldn’t ya know it? I got a free advanced screening of the movie! Suck on that Scott! Someone beat you to the punch!
But enough gloating (Screw you Roberts!!), I walked into this movie with very high hopes. Joss Whedon, who a lot of you know has made shows like Buffy, Angel, and Firefly, directed and had writing credits for this movie. Now I have never seen an episode of Firefly (never really wanted to for some reason) but I did actually watch Buffy and Angel (start the jokes now) and I dug that. He also had a fantastic run on Astonishing X-Men. So this guy knows comics.
So I was curious to see how he was going to take all of these loose strands from like 5 movies and tie them all together and make a cohesive story. Luckily he did it in spades. I also mention THERE WILL BE SPOILERS. Continue reading
This came up in the search "stupid NBA photos" and since it's an election year it seemed apt.
So we have half a season in the books of what’s been a pretty whirlwind NBA season after that whole “lockout” business. And with the 2nd half getting underway, here are some quick thoughts about all 30 teams (yes even the Bobcats)! Maybe I’ll make some predictions!! Maybe not!!! I honestly haven’t thought that far ahead for this post!!!! Continue reading