Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

We’ve Got Tonight, The Saddest Love Song Ever

7th January 2013 by admin 2 Comments

On occasion, listening to the radio can really enlighten you. When you’re a kid, you hear songs without really listening to them. It’s only when you’re older that you start to actually hear a song, and you realize things. For example, I now know that “Beat It” and “Thriller” are actually incredibly lame songs that […]

Snow For Africa

19th December 2012 by admin 1 Comment

I love rock-and-roll Christmas music. Not sure why, maybe it’s the juxtaposition of peace-and-love songs coming from millionaire smack addicts. Hard to say. Anyway, one of my all-time favorites is the charity song from Band-Aid, “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” I love this song for many reasons. I still remember all the musicians on the […]

The Sound of Not-Distant-Enough Drumming

17th December 2012 by admin No Comments

To begin with, has anyone actually experienced this entire “12 Days Of Christmas” song in one setting? It’s the Bataan Death March of the yuletide season. It’s the “99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall” of Christmas songs, a nightmare of obscure gifts made even worse through recursion. No one can make it through the […]

Joe Elliott Has Moobs: Def Leppard with Poison and Lita Ford

10th September 2012 by admin No Comments

Joe Elliott has man-boobs. I know, as far as opening lines go, it’s not exactly “Frank Sinatra has a cold.” It’s important to the story later, though, and not even in a negative way. An old friend of mine, Matt Pool, called me last week and wanted me to come with him to see Def […]

Reid’s Day & Night On The Warped Tour

27th August 2012 by admin No Comments

One day, ninety-five bands. one forty-two year-old man.

“Little Red Corvette” And Low Standards

11th April 2012 by admin 1 Comment

You ever get that moment when you see something from your youth, and because you are now an adult, you actually take the time to think about it and it makes no sense? Happens to me all the time, which kind of sucks. I’ll be listening to the radio and hear something like “Beat It” […]

Live Blogging the Grammy Awards, 2012

13th February 2012 by admin No Comments

7:00pm – Bruce Springsteen kicks off the show with a song called “We Take Care Of Our Own,” which is then immediately co-opted by both political parties for the 2012 election. 7:40pm – Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson perform in what appears to be a giant clock. 8:00pm – Rhianna appears, apparently disguised as Tina […]

Rick Springfield, Live At The Glass Cactus

13th December 2011 by admin No Comments

I went to see Rick Springfield in concert this weekend. And no, I didn’t travel by flux-capacitor-powered DeLorean. To begin with, if you’re a fan of forty-year old boobies, this was the place for you. Luckily, I am, and there were many many of them on display at the Glass Cactus. Rick Springfield is like […]

Springsteen’s Statutory Anthem “I’m On Fire”

7th November 2011 by admin No Comments

I wrote about Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” a while back as a fine example of something from your youth that you used to enjoy, but now if you actually listen to it, it raises some questions. I listened to that song for almost thirty years, and only recently realized that a girl who carries used condoms […]

American Idol Podcast: And Then There Were Three

19th May 2011 by admin 1 Comment

We’re down to three on American Idol, and a surprising three it is. Kimberly Kerr and I break down the week and give you what we think will happen, and what we want to happen. It’s two different things at this point. Check out the podcast here. — Reid Kerr hopes you dance, especially if […]

American Idol Podcast: The Final Four

12th May 2011 by admin 1 Comment

Our new American Idol podcast is up, with the final four contestants singing it out doing double duty. This week… Why we’ve started to take James for granted. How Randy’s “Yo” is its own language. Who my new favorites to make the finals are. Why Haley’s gotten the dick move now two weeks in a […]

American Idol: Five Alive

5th May 2011 by admin No Comments

American Idol is down to the final five, Kimberly Kerr and I break it down on this week’s Podcast. Who the odds-on favorite to win is, and why I don’t think he’ll do it. Why Scotty’s really stepped up his game the past two weeks. What an IFB is, and why the Idols look ridiculous […]