Saturday, November 05, 2005

The Melvins

Has anyone heard of the Melvins? I just bought a cd by them and I'm wondering if it is worth keeping. Album: Stoner Witch.

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Friday, October 21, 2005

The Cure

I have been listening to the Cure lately. They are another British band. Their style is absolutely unique and I've never heard the Cure on the radio. Ever. I've been recently introduced to them. I always seem to find a good band based on what someone I know recommends. It's strange: I can search through many different bands and songs, and not find something appealing, but when someone I know forces me to listen to something they like, I find that I hear what they hear. I don't know if it's me or if it's them or if it's just a major coincidence. The Cure is now one of my favorites and I'm very glad they formed and made such wonderful music.

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Sunday, October 02, 2005


Who's better than Alice In Chains? Almost anyone with no musical background would name many like Nirvana or Backstreet Boys. But what about those that are musicians? How many experienced guitarists like Nirvana. It's not too many. Nirvana is so simple and easy. There's not much to their song-making. It's just a couple of power chords and two or three notes between. What's so great about AIC? Or what about Soundgarden? Or what about Candlebox, Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone, or Temple of the Dog? Where do they fit? It's not known because if you ask someone if they like these bands, they say, "Who the f*** are they?" I've just been wondering lately why Nirvana is so worshipped, but better musicians are often put aside. Forgotten. Why is talent despised so much in our current era?

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

British Bands

Ever since the Beatles, it seems that music has been different. Very often, new British bands or British styles have completely changed the styles that people listened to in other countries. I think that we owe all in "True Music" today to what British bands have played over the years. From rock to metal to pop, it seems that Britain was the leader in defining the direction of many styles. It's so hard to say that any certain British band is my favorite, but there are probably many out there with one British band/musician that they can say is their absolute favorite.

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Monday, September 05, 2005

Untimely Passings

Why is it that so often, great musicians pass away? It hasn't always been drugs. There has been cancer, plane crashes, auto accidents. Why does it always go after many of the great ones, yet those mediochre ones are left to pump out their trash? Bob Marley never deserved the cancer that spread from his foot to the rest of his body. Cliff Burton of Metallica died in a bus turnover. I begin to wonder what would have been if many of my favorites had never died.

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Sunday, September 04, 2005


This has nothing to do with music, but is about a topic I feel strongly about: the current monkeys presiding over the U.S. gov't. The post compares election year response with non-election year response. Could it have been much less of a tragedy? The answer is yes and this post helps explain why. I feel bad for the quarter of the population of the region that didn't even have a car or car rental money to leave the area. I wish peace to all those who perished.

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Monday, August 29, 2005

What happened to our favorite bands?

You've been there. You've told someone how you like some band, but only back then, when they were good. What's one of your favorite bands that really turned around into an awful one that you are embarrassed to say that you listen to.

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{And really, how often does a band or musician go from unlistenable to one of your favorites? It doesn't happen much. It usually goes the other way, which is a shame. It's like they run out of ideas and are just trying to force them out.}

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Where did country music come from...

...and why is it so popular amongst everyone that I come across? Is it just because I live in the Midwest and not on the coasts? It's really aggravating. I don't understand how the same music can be remixed over and over again and still be appealing to people that listen to it. That's basically what country is: the same G C D combination that's existed from the beginning of country music's existence (with a weak little solo thrown in occassionally). Please tell me why when I listen to the radio, all I can find is country with an easy listening station here or there.

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The Tragedy of the 9 Volt Cell Battery

Shouldn't merchants be required to say that a bass requires a 9V battery before you purchase it? I bought a bass awhile ago and much to my surprise, the sound quality kept getting worse and worse. I thought it was just because it was a bass plugged into a guitar amp. I was starting to wonder if I got ripped off. Had I spent all that money just so the thing could f*&% up on me? I knew just a little about bass guitars when I was buying. I certainly didn't know they needed a battery to help power the electronics. Today, I decided to open up the cover on the back to see if there was a wire loose or a dead mouse in there clogging up the works. As soon as I took the plastic piece away from the back, there, staring up at me, was a bright green battery with Asian words all over it. (Sorry, I don't know the difference between Asian languages.) The tongue test revealed that it had no power left. I would like to start a movement, I don't know if anyone's with me on this, that requires musical instrument sellers to tell you whether or not your potential purchase must have a battery to operate properly. If anyone is with me, please sign up below.

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