Titus Andronicus is one of my favorite bands in the world right now. 2010’s The Monitor was a revelation of sloppy punk facades covering aspirations of Springsteen. It instantly became one of my all-time classic records, and I spin it at least a few times a month over two years later. So, the news that a new Titus album was on it’s way got me … Continue reading Titus Andronicus-Local Business
Valentine’s Day is a made up holiday designed to boost retail sales of jewelry, candy, stationary, and any other foolish thing people may want that has a heart on it. I think we can all agree there. It’s ridiculous, old-fashioned, and all of the good tv shows are forced to do stupid Valentine’s episodes that generally suck. However, it’s also a great time for romance … Continue reading Valentine’s Day For Indie Kids
I don’t intend to get political in this forum often. Mainly because it can turn ugly very quick, and I’m not here to spread any hate toward anyone-with the exception of Michelle Bachmann. After she announced she would be running for President of the United States of America, Colin Meloy offered her the use of “Calamity Song” by his band The Decemberists, to use as … Continue reading Michelle Bachmann Is A Crazy, Ignorant Bigot
I stayed up way too late last night, watching the news waiting for the inevitable end to this thing we call life (or depending on what you believe at least this world we call Earth). I went to bed at 1:05 Chicago time (6:05pm Auckland) ensured that life would go on for at least another 19 months. So now I’m a little tired, maybe from … Continue reading We’re Gonna Live!
Record Store Day is one of the few holidays I truly celebrate. I came to it late, as I do most things, but I’ve cherished every one. So, this week I’ll be reminiscing about some of the official Record Store Day purchases I’ve made over the past couple years. Initially I was unsure about picking up this release. I am a pretty big fan of … Continue reading Record Store Week Begins Today!!!