It’s getting about that time of year, so I thought I’d put together my list. I honestly didn’t buy very much music this year, but this is the best of what I did. DISCLAIMER: These are not THE BEST ALBUMS OF THE YEAR they are just the ones I bought and liked. I’m sure the Lady Gaga and Flo-Rida albums ...Read More »
Author Archives: Sam
Weddings, Music and the like.
It’s been a while. I just got back from a trip back to Santa Barbara, California for Shep’s (my former band mate and best friend) wedding. It’s always bizarre going back somewhere you spent some important years of your life but this time just seemed completely foreign. We were sitting at the rehearsal dinner, sipping some nice wine, he has ...Read More »
Review: Brand New – Daisy
I find it hard to believe there are any casual Brand New fans out there anymore. The band hasn’t written a pop song since their debut “Your Favorite Weapon” and probably haven’t done any press (in the United States) since. While every Brand New record has been a giant leap from the one previous in terms of experimentation, Daisy is ...Read More »
Rants, Raves and other thought processes.
First up, a big congratulations to Edo on his recent nuptials and commiserations on the job front. These things happen my man and just look at it as another bend in the long road of life. Or something else you might find on a Hallmark card. Okay, first up, I didn’t get to do my weekly nostalgia idea because a ...Read More »
Sam’s Weekly Nostalgia: Midtown
I’ve decided that once a week I will post something I am nostalgic about. Be it a movie, a song, a record, a tv show…whatever. I always enjoy looking back on the stuff that really shaped me and this week I give you…Midtown. Now Mike will undoubtedly rip me a new one for this, but I recently found my old ...Read More »
I’m on a boat!
This Saturday I scored myself a spot on an island hop tour around the Caribbean and seeing as I had never been to any other islands around here, I jumped at the chance. After some bloody marys to ease the night before we got underway at 10am and were soon at full plane to the British Virgin Islands. First was ...Read More »
5 Second Review: Alexisonfire “Old Crows/Young Cardinals”
Let me get this out there: I LOVE Alexisonfire. I have since their first record. I even loved their last, “Crisis.” With that warning take this as you will. The immediate difference noticed is that George Pettit’s new vocals are gruff and rough around the edges, in comparison to the more generic screaming of past records. He seems to announce ...Read More »
5 Second Review: Manchester Orchestra “Mean Everything To Nothing”
Apparently everyone has been talking about his band for months and I was the last one to the party. I guess that’s what I get for not watching Gossip Girl. Amazon actually recommended this to me (and for once was actually right). This album is brilliant. Sounding like an amalgamation of Nirvana, The Hives, Weezer (circa Pinkerton) and Brand New, ...Read More »
5 Second Review: Grizzly Bear “Veckatimest”
I’ve honestly been holding off from writing this review simply because I don’t really understand what I am listening to. Grizzly Bear was recommended to me by an elite hipster friend and not wanting to be the only scenester at the party not drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon, I promptly ordered it on Amazon. Here’s the thing, its hardly pop music ...Read More »
Politics and why I hate indy rock
I read Matts update with interest although I feel he has made the same mistake that the democratic party have made throughout this whole election. Democrats are going to vote for Kerry, liberals are going to vote for Kerry. This is a given. Kerry already has their vote so he needs to stop trying to please them. In my personal ...Read More »