Joy Division – Disorder

Sufficient to say that I love this song. It’s perfect for just zoning out to and daydreaming. Which is what Ian Curtis loved to do when he worked in a factory before starting Joy Division. The hypnotizing melodies will always represent Joy Division’s songs and this one is no different.

Vampire Weekend’s Modern Vampires of the City for the Intelligent Listener

This album delivers exactly what you would expect from Vampire Weekend.  Their smart and sophisticated lyrics definitely puts them in a unique place in modern rock.  The only real lyricist that can compete with frontman Ezra Kienig’s prose is Dashboard Confessional and The Postal Service frontman Ben Gibbard.  Some of my favorite lyrics on the […]

Firefly Music Festival

Here is what I think is the best festival going this Summer. Killer lineup with headliners Red Hot Chili Peppers/Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers taking top billing and countless other quality bands (Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs, Foster the People, Vampire Weekend, Apache Relay, The Joy Formidable, The Avett Brothers, Alabama Shakes, MGMT, Dispatch, Passion Pit, The […]

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories Sizzles

Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories feels like the 70s disco era come back and I’m welcoming it with open arms.  You can’t help but tap your foot, pop your hip and nod your head to the grooves of Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter.  The French duo originally set out recording a largely computer generated […]

Let’s Shake Hands – Live

White Stripes haters can suck it. I’m sick of hearing how Meg sucks, Jack sucks and the band sucks. If “anybody” can play like that they would, but they don’t. If “anybody” can do what he does they would, but they don’t. The band is special and Jack is special. Only he can bring out […]

#Beautiful By Mariah Carey and Miguel

This song is certain to run up the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and quickly as summer nears.  A catchy guitar rift invites you right into the dreamy lyrics of Mariah Carey and Miguel as big ole’ drums and a phat bass back the track.  I can’t help but put this song on repeat.  Mariah’s 13th […]

Luke Skywalker vs Marty McFly

It’s like discussing chips vs dip, who would you rather be?  It’s a tough question.  Luke, “The Chosen One” Skywalker or Marty McFly, the skateboarding, rockstar time traveler.  For me, it’s pretty simple, ya had me at rockstar and while Luke’s resume is nothing to laugh at,  Marty’s life just isn’t as messed up as […]