Red Spot Rhythm Section-Hard To Give Thanks

With the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaching, I thought today would be a good time to share this track from Red Spot Rhythm Section. It’s about the inability we have to be thankful when things aren’t going well and that’s never been more relevant than right now. With the Coronavirus pandemic continuing to get worse, many of our traditional plans are being thrown out in favor … Continue reading Red Spot Rhythm Section-Hard To Give Thanks

Gloom Balloon-In Our Dreams We Are Beautiful And Free

So here we are. It’s election day, 2020. We are a country at the precipice, except our momentum has already carried us over the edge and now we are stuck in mid-air looking down at the ground below us like Wile E. Coyote. Our only shot at survival, pulling out that Acme brand trampoline we all have in our possession-our VOTE. It’s our best chance … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-In Our Dreams We Are Beautiful And Free

Old Gloria-Tennis Ball

I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many times over the last six months I’ve wished I had a dog. Spending weeks on end in solitude just doesn’t seem as bad with a four-legged companion. Sure, I have a cat, but she’s seventeen and even as a youngster wasn’t much for playtime and certainly didn’t go for long walks. And cuddling? Forget it. She’d … Continue reading Old Gloria-Tennis Ball

Mooner-The Alternate Universe Of Love

If you are still ignorant of the band Mooner, do not try to pin that on me. I checked, and Mooner (as well as their associated acts) have been featured on the pages of this site seven times. Perhaps fewer than they deserve, but certainly enough to avoid any claims that I haven’t been trying to tell you. For my money, Mooner is one of … Continue reading Mooner-The Alternate Universe Of Love

Gloom Balloon-So Bergman Uses Bach To Get His Point Across, I Feel Like I Have Chosen Rock But At What A Cost

Every Gloom Balloon release is a cause for celebration. Whether it’s a single or an album, there is something intrinsically heartening in knowing Patrick Tape-Fleming is out there making music. More than any other musician, I feel like his songs speak directly to me. Be it our close proximity in age and midwest upbringing, or just a case of being caught in the same cultural … Continue reading Gloom Balloon-So Bergman Uses Bach To Get His Point Across, I Feel Like I Have Chosen Rock But At What A Cost