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

Jean-Baptiste “Rain”

I received a very short and polite email ten days ago from a rapper who goes by the name Jean-Baptiste. He stated that he considers “Rain” to be a fight song, and I couldn’t agree more. I’m keeping this post brief, but don’t think for a second I don’t love this track. After a super 70’s vibe to kick off “Rain,” Jean-Baptiste spits bars that … Continue reading Jean-Baptiste “Rain”

GROW: A Compilation In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

As someone who would like to think that every cloud has a silver lining, I’ve been appreciating all the work artists have been doing to raise money and awareness for Black Lives Matter and others across the country who need help. I’ve donated as much as I could while on the dole, and will get back to supporting those organizations in need when I get … Continue reading GROW: A Compilation In Solidarity With Black Lives Matter

Pinkerton Raid-Jefferson Davis Highway

The United States Of America is a weird place. The founders built the country on the ideals of a democracy a couple hundred years ago, and we still haven’t quite figured out what that means. Now, in the grand scheme of things The US is relatively new to the game. Democracy has been around for 2,600 years, with lots of hiccups along the way. So … Continue reading Pinkerton Raid-Jefferson Davis Highway