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On a Friday

by J Frazzetta April 7th, 2016
During the alternative/punk rock boom of the early 90’s many bands were given a chance in the limelight that would have otherwise been left to stick it out in the underground.  Many of those groups formed, broke up, enjoyed moderate success, became superstars or wound up where they started
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The Ween-ness

by J Frazzetta March 3rd, 2016
When you’re in the eighth grade and decide to start a band there is a good chance it won’t last a year, let alone close to 30.  However, the duo of Aaron Freeman and Mickey Melchiondo from New Hope, Pennsylvania, managed to have the world scratching their heads as two guys named Gene and Dean Ween.  What started out as two kids huffing drugs and recording themselves on a four-track in the early 80’s would transform to a musical
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Too Loud, Too Old

by Jason Lightner February 25th, 2016
Sometimes I wonder if I'm getting old or if I'm simply becoming more aware of my surroundings.

One of my favorite ways to relieve stress, there's nothing quite like putting on a good album, and kicking back with a good cocktail to do some thinking. It used to be that I'd set the volume pretty high — like "I'm not even pretending to not hear the neighbors banging on the wall" high. At the time, I thought it made sense
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  • Same Trailer Different Park

    by Louise February 18th, 2016
    I'm not a huge fan of country, but I have to admit that I was impressed by country music artist Kacey Musgrave's performance of "Follow Your Arrow" at the 56th Grammy Awards. The 25-year-old singer was highly likeable and funny, all while taking on an important topic. I had never heard of Musgrave before, and was surprised when she took home the award for Best Country Album for her
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  • Linked Horizon — Jiyū e no Shingeki

    by Jason Lightner February 11th, 2016
    The incredible success of the anime series based off of Hajime Isayama's manga Attack on Titan is not without merit. The series, which tells the story of mankind, driven to the brink of extinction by a force of giants who seemingly want nothing more than to eat every last human being, is one of the most popular anime series to air within the past few years, and the continued
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  • Mo Meta Blues

    by J Frazzetta February 4th, 2016
    I’ve had a chance to accumulate a few new albums, Avid Reader, but I had this one book in the pipeline and I wanted to share it with you before moving on to some new tunes.  As I mentioned last time, when a book can push me to explore genres of music I’d otherwise pass over, then that is a book worth telling folks about.  Last summer Ahmir
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