EVH 1955-2020

Everyone has their “entry” Van Halen album, at least those of us that grew up in the late-70s and 80s. Oddly enough it wasn’t an older brother or that dude at the record shop that always looked tired and smelled like incense that got me into Van Halen at the age of 5. It was […]

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Dead Malls Are My Youth’s Coffin

I recently found a pocket of solace and peace in “Dead Mall” videos on Youtube. A guy drives around the country(or maybe just the Midwest) and tours malls showing their architecture, getting into the history of the malls, and the current state of said mall. As you’d guess, the state of most of these malls […]

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Ooh La La

Maybe it’s the irony of life or the universe thumbing it’s nose at me, but with each passing day I’m truly feeling that expiration date on my existence getting closer and closer. Getting closer to death as we age isn’t ironic, but the fact I keep getting more content in life and happy within it […]

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McCoy Tyner : 1938-2020

The first jazz album that really re-wired my brain was McCoy Tyner’s The Real McCoy. I’d been listening to jazz here and there over the years, but it wasn’t till 2008 when I bought my turntable that I’d made a concerted effort to really dive deep into records by Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk […]

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Dallas Campbell : EIV

Sometimes when the real world has you down, nothing remedies those Monday blues like a deep dive into heady synth territory. The kind of dense, galactic tones that envelope you in analog goodness and galactic electro groove. For me, anyways, that’s the kind of record that acts as a reset button in the brain. One […]

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Majeure : Mass Flashback

AE Paterra is one half of the progressive/heavy synth duo Zombi. The half he resides in creates Neal Peart-like drum fills as the prodigious rhythm maker while synth/bass duties are covered by Steve Moore. For well over a decade the Philadelphia-based music duo have made prog-rock relevant again. Brains, braun, and horror vibes abound, Zombi […]

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