Song of the week 11/16/20

I’m going to start posting weekly links to some of my favorite lesser-known jams every Monday. Personally, I enjoy discovering new or new-to-me old music, and I assume there are others out there who do as well, so here goes: This week’s installment is Prince’s The Ballad of Dorothy Parker off 1987’s Sign O the Times. On the surface, the track sounds so sparse and … Continue reading Song of the week 11/16/20

Darth Vader from the Planet Vulcan’s brain-melting guitar solo

In Back to the Future, Marty Mcfly terrorizes his dad with a tape of Eddie Van Halen making a bunch of crazy noise. The piece was taken from the score of a 1984 film called “The Wild Life,” which featured a score composed and performed by Eddie. It’s interesting to note that Both Lea Thompson and Eric Stoltz were later cast in BTTF, the latter … Continue reading Darth Vader from the Planet Vulcan’s brain-melting guitar solo

The rediscovery of fire

For a couple of years now, I’ve been fascinated by the phenomenon of black people, usually teens or young adults, filming themselves reacting to old rock, country, rap, metal, R&B songs. I’ve particularly enjoyed Lost In Vegas, probably because they’re adults and closer to my own age, so I can relate better. But seeing teenagers react is even more powerful. The general public has taken … Continue reading The rediscovery of fire

Five of my favorite country songs

I’ve never been a huge fan of country. I hated it as a kid, but as an adult I’ve grown to appreciate it a lot more. Life experience makes it more relatable, I guess. Who knows? I’m currently traveling down a deep country rabbit hole, discovering old music I didn’t know existed and revisiting old favorites. Here’s a few. Willie Nelson: Blue Eyes Crying In … Continue reading Five of my favorite country songs

I don’t know what to say when people ask me what kind of music I like.

I don’t know how to answer that question. Where would I even start? I have an encyclopedic knowledge of rock n’ roll from the ’50s-’90s, same with metal from Black Sabbath to now: thrash, power, death, black, grind etc. I love death and power metal and trad metal. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of rap(my favorite one of the four elements of hip hop)from about … Continue reading I don’t know what to say when people ask me what kind of music I like.