Music On, World Off: It Takes A Village

Oh my stars. If you know me, then you know that I actually utter that phrase in the real world. Yes, it’s a bit old fashioned and I leave out the “and garters” portion but it tends to suffice in expressing certain levels of astonishment while doing so in a family friendly way. Because as often as I’d like to […]

Music On, World Off: It’s Getting Hot In Here

Hot. So damned hot as in today’s projected high temperature is 91 degrees. Bless your heart if air conditioning is a fixture in your life. Bless. Shifting the focus from hot weather to hot music on this New Music Friday, if you haven’t kept up with what’s going on in my Spotify MUSIC ON, WORLD OFF playlist, allow me to […]

Foo Fighters Throw Down The Rock Festival Hammer: CAL JAM 17

Some days you wake up and find that the gods and goddesses of rock and roll are smiling their asses off. First Foo Fighters announce that their upcoming new album, Concrete and Gold, is due out on September 15th. Cool. We’re into it and all of the rock guitar goodness that will come with. But they had to push the […]

Carrying On The Memory of Chris Cornell With Photofantasm

At this point in time, many are still at a loss with the loss of Chris Cornell and that is more than understandable. The best that I could do in editorial form manifested in the piece Euphoric Mourning. Because music and loving it is such a personal act, every music fan of a band or an artist has a very particular and […]

Music On, World Off: Thank God It’s Friday

It’s Friday. Thank God. Yay. Moving on. When it comes to cheery and/or optimistic commentary regarding the surrealistic shitshow that is current affairs, I’ve got nothing. I do, however, have some music for you to dig into with my updated Music On, World Off  Spotify playlist which I heartily encourage you to follow. Surrealistic shitshow aside, consider the art of noise […]

Music On, World Off: New Music Friday aka The Day After…

It’s the day after. When the unfathomable happens, what the hell do you do with yourself? The correct answer is you carry on…and yes, that is the title of one of Chris Cornell’s solo albums. I’ve already written out a few feelings about Cornell, and even though the news updates have confirmed what happened, I think we’re all still at a […]

Euphoric Mourning: Chris Cornell, Dead at 52

I was just about to fall asleep when I got a text…the text. That seems to be the way of the world these days. And, still, I’ve yet to go to sleep. What we know about the circumstances of his “sudden and unexpected” death are sketchy, at best, and we wait for further, but here’s what we do know: Seattle’s […]