Do I Secretly Like Goo Goo Dolls?

It’s funny how music travels with you over the years. The memories that are created around sounds can be so vivid…you might remember a conversation with someone or an intimate moment, maybe even a horrifying time at the drop of a dime if the right song comes on the radio. And it doesn’t matter what the song is, it’s just whatever was playing at the … Continue reading Do I Secretly Like Goo Goo Dolls?

Fiona Apple and Blake Mills Cover Conway Twitty’s “It’s Only Make Believe”

I realized that I never posted this short video from September of last year featuring Fiona Apple and Blake Mills performing together at Mayne Stage in Chicago. I was fiddling around with the camera and only shot the last minute or so of the song, but it’s worth checking out. Fiona delivers a really strong vocal and Mills is great as always on the guitar. … Continue reading Fiona Apple and Blake Mills Cover Conway Twitty’s “It’s Only Make Believe”

Canasta-The Fakeout, The Tease, And The Breather

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It feels kinda like 2010 is getting a second life around here lately. Last week I posted my old review of The Congregation’s Not For Sleepin’ and now I’m doing a review of another album that I missed two years ago. Some things are worth revisiting, though, and honestly my excuse for not reviewing it back then is just laziness. Now that I’ve actually heard Canasta’s album, I feel like an idiot.

If it hadn’t been for a record release show by Young Jesus back in January, I probably still would be ignorant to the sounds of Canasta. Luckily they opened that show with a tremendous set, capped off by the greatest version of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” I’ve ever heard. I’ve been listening to The Fakeout, The Tease, And The Breather off and on since then, but decided to wait until now to give it a review.

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Beats Rhymes and Life: MD Takes a Look Back At A Tribe Called Quest

When I was a kid, a tween by today’s colloquial, there was a routine I went through every day forĀ a couple of summers. I’d get up at around 9:30, shower, throw on my Knicks shorts and a t-shirt, and ride my bike over to my friend J’s house around the block. We’d play basketball from 10 until it got dark. If it rained we went … Continue reading Beats Rhymes and Life: MD Takes a Look Back At A Tribe Called Quest