Australia Week :: Let us rejoice for we are music

To end Australia Week let us ask a question. Where would the world be without the music coming from Down Under? Consider the cultural impact made by these bands and artists: AC/DC, Midnight Oil, INXS, The Vines, Hoodoo Gurus, The Church, Natalie Imbruglia, Nick Cave, Counting Crows and so so many others. And don’t deny… Continue reading Australia Week :: Let us rejoice for we are music

A Message For You…

It ain’t Friday…but I figured there is no time like the present for a flashback.  From their 2008 appearance in Tokyo, Sting, Andy and Stuart rock it old school with one the all-time iconic tunes.  Such a cool version… Check out this and other songs by The Police on [itunes link=”https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/message-in-a-bottle/id110871?uo=4″ title=”The Police on iTunes!”… Continue reading A Message For You…

Happy Hour is Starting Early Today

Twas many a moon ago when a certain English gentleman, Marty I believe his name was, was here from the Great Isle visiting a friend of a friend.  I don’t think I had known him for more than (5) minutes before, naturally, I felt it my solemn duty to pester him until he told me… Continue reading Happy Hour is Starting Early Today

Flashback: Descendents

[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-descendants/id293375772?uo=4″ title=”Descendents on iTunes”] Ever wonder where the emo-punk got it’s start?  Contrary to what Billy Joe may think, it wasn’t Green Day.  Sorry to disappoint but, while they were prolific early adopters of the genre, it was actually a band nearly (400) miles to the south in Hermosa Beach, CA that many point… Continue reading Flashback: Descendents

Flashback :: NYC's Urban Blight

It was a Saturday, many moons ago.  I remember sitting at home and, after counting all of the ceiling tiles in the family room, quickly determined that I was bored out of my skull.  It got the point where even hard labour was starting to sound appealing. Was anyone going to call?  Finally, there it… Continue reading Flashback :: NYC's Urban Blight

Blue Friday

Much like the Phoenix rising from the ashes, so it was for the remaining members of Joy Division. After the tragic death of vocalist Ian Curtis, bandmates Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook and Stephen Morris were faced with a very difficult decision…would they keep pressing on or simply quit the music scene altogether.  Well the answer… Continue reading Blue Friday

Another Big Country?

[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/big-country/id373911?uo=4″ title=”Big Country on iTunes”] I was in Mississippi visiting my grandparents for the summer when I first heard them.  I had snuck out of my room to catch Saturday Night Live and the musical guest that evening was…you guessed it…Big Country.  It was their American television debut and I was completely blown away.… Continue reading Another Big Country?

Flashback :: Violent Femmes

The consummate  forerunners of folk-punk, Violent Femmes began with the formation of their rhythm section consisting of Brian Ritchie on bass and Victor DeLorenzo on percussion.  Gordon Gano (singer/guitarist) would join later, completing the trio that would eventually be discovered by the Pretenders who, back in 1981, were playing the Oriental Theatre in the Femmes… Continue reading Flashback :: Violent Femmes

All Hail the Working Man

Dig it? Get in on [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-spirit-of-radio/id521302?uo=4″ title=”Rush on iTunes”] Flashback highlights one of the greatest, if not the greatest, progressive rock bands of all time.  Rush formed in Toronto, Canada back in 1968 and are still going strong today.  Although the band got it’s official start back in ’68 it recognizes 1974 it’s official… Continue reading All Hail the Working Man