Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

I happened to be watching a favorite movie of mine last night which is based on a true story, one I hadn't seen in quite some time. You're likely familiar with it as well... It's called "Awakenings", based on the book of the same name written by Neurologist Oliver Sacks, starring Robin Williams as "Dr. … Continue reading Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory

New Blog Page: Multimedia Lyric Videos

Lyrics are the balladry which allows music to tell a story, and I’ve always found them to be especially important for just that reason. However, the style of some artist’s vocals often make them difficult to understand, or worse yet misheard as other phrases entirely. Hopefully, the videos I produce for this new page will … Continue reading New Blog Page: Multimedia Lyric Videos

The Death of a True Legend

I'm absolutely floored, and literally in tears. My hero has passed, and what a totally monumental loss for the music world it is. Neil was voted best Rock drummer so many times by "Modern Drummer" magazine that he became no longer eligible for that tally. As anyone who's seriously listened to or witnessed this man … Continue reading The Death of a True Legend

New Album from KC and SLY Sound Studios – RUN: Works of Man

My good friend and audio engineering mentor Christer Karjalainen, owner and operator of the KC Sound Studio in Turku, Finland, was kind enough to send me a copy of their latest production. Following is my review of this exceptional album. As far as Rock music in general goes, Finland has quite the reputation when it … Continue reading New Album from KC and SLY Sound Studios – RUN: Works of Man

Review: Ballads and Love Songs

Warning: I've no doubt that certain folks will find these songs "corny", and for that matter maybe this entire post as well. That said, if you're not into this type of music, better stop reading now. But bear in mind, always explore every musical genre you can find. Otherwise, you're likely missing out on some wonderful stuff … Continue reading Review: Ballads and Love Songs

Top 10 Most Overrated Drummers of All-Time

I've read so many "best of all time" musician lists online, and 90% of them are total bullshit. I'm sure you've run into a few yourself, where you've felt the same way. A word of advice: At the very least ignore anything originating from Rolling Stone magazine, as they don't know their asses from their elbows. … Continue reading Top 10 Most Overrated Drummers of All-Time

Review: Grand Funk Railroad(s)?

I was just listening to a recording this morning that I haven't spun in a long while, that being Grand Funk Railroad's “Live” album. Wow, what a trip down memory lane. I damned near wore my record needle down to the nub listening to this double album back in the early 70's, when they were … Continue reading Review: Grand Funk Railroad(s)?