“Rush” to Judgment?

Rush. Canada’s beloved power trio. The standard bearer of Prog Rock. Staples of terrestrial classic rock radio stations for decades. Geddy Lee, Neal Peart, and the blonde guy on guitar (Alex Lifeson). You all know Rush. You always have. Question is…what did you think of Rush? Be honest. When you were a high school kid, […]

Life vs. Art

Note: First time in a while since I chimed in on the ol’ blog. When I started this two-plus years ago I envisioned blogging on a regular basis. Turns out the combination of work, raising six and four-year-old boys, and home-owning makes blogging an easier-said-than-done hobby. For the few who have followed my infrequent musings, […]

Pearl Jam: Wrigley Field

Those who know me well certainly know my affinity for music. Not a day goes by where I’m not either listening to tunes in my car, the kitchen, the garage, or singing along to the ever-ongoing songs in my head. As much as I love my albums (most of which are now conveniently housed on […]

Van Halen: 40 Years

Reunion tours and anniversary reissues are quite commonplace in the music world, yet this year marks a major anniversary for a very major band in rock history and odds are you had no idea. 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of Van Halen’s landmark self-titled debut album and the beginning of what grew to become one […]

Rock Hall Snubs

In my last post I blogged about the 2018 Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. This of course got me thinking about some of the bands we didn’t see that evening. I’m sure there are myriad reasons why some bands get in and some bands don’t. I imagine it comes down to more than just the […]

2018 Rock Hall

Last weekend HBO once again aired the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. Hall of Fame inductions are certainly subjective, possibly corporate political, and to many folks just downright pointless. Though I don’t always agree with the Hall’s choices, I always find the ceremony interesting for some reason. Last year’s Rock Hall ceremony […]

Nostalgia: What Do You Miss?

I recently read the founder of Tower Records passed away. I never had a Tower Records in my little hometown, but it got me thinking about record stores in general. In South Bend we had Tracks Records and Orbit Music. During my college years in Bloomington, we also had a Tracks, as well as Karma […]