Bands That Don’t Matter, Part One: KISS

KISS is a band that I never truly understood the fanfare for. Sure, they put on a good stage show, but their music is just awful. I’ve tried to listen to their albums, but the music and their image never really matched. When you look at the classic KISS lineup, with the ghoulish painted faces,…
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Music Appreciation

As I teenager, I dreamed of being a musician. I played guitar for hours everyday, learned how to play bass, some drums and some piano. I would record my music on an old 4-track recorder and entertain myself with my music. So when I decided on what I was going to do with my future,…
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Lou Reed And Metallica?

Imagine a crazy, mixed up world where ex-Velvet Underground frontman and punk rock pioneer Lou Reed makes an album with thrash metal pioneers Metallica. Well, this is not a hypothetical world I’m describing, it’s really happening. I, like many, were absolutely baffled when the news of this collaboration was announced. The album, titled “Lulu” will…
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When A Show Jumps The Shark

Most of my favorite TV shows are canceled after two or three seasons, thus forcing a series finale that is usually good and ends on a proper note. This includes “Arrested Development,” “Party Down” and “Twin Peaks.” With the exception of “Party Down,” the rest did have moments of absurdity that one could claim the…
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The Return Of ‘Arrested Development?’

It was on Sunday night, late into the evening when suddenly, out of nowhere, I began seeing rumblings once again of the fabled “Arrested Development” movie. In an act so foul, series creator Mitchell Hurwitz threw fans yet another painful and cheap curve ball. Not only will there be a film, but out of nowhere…
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