13 essential squad five-O

Sometimes ingredients for success are the opposite of what it takes to become noticed, and sometimes the lack of self-definition erodes any chance for sustainability or attainment. This was the unfortunate fate of Squad Five-O, the dearly beloved and often overlooked Tooth & Nail band from the super-early, it’s practically the 90s, 2000s. Read More

a conversation with @cleanlined: artist for The Few


Sometimes you have to totally geek out. Go out on a limb, or “do something weird because you can”. I did that. Last month I initated contact with the artist of one of my favorite comics that has come out this year. Over the course of this last week him and I bantered back and forth as I allowed him to “talk-shop”.  Read More

13 essential say anything songs

I am traditionally terrible at keeping with tradition. I am often confused as I lose myself being absentminded. I am overtly opinionated but currently despise discussing politics. I am afraid of change but want something so desperately that isn’t what I already have. Read More

13 essential linkin park songs 

You didn’t have to be a superfan to be devastated by the news from last week when Chester Bennington took his own life.  You didn’t have to own every Linkin Park album to be moved to tears after you hear Castle of Glass on the radio soon after the news broke either.  You didn’t need to own any of their shirts or to have gone to any of their concerts. You needn’t justify your feelings at all.

All you really had to be was a fan of modern music. Read More

13 essential alkaline trio songs 

Let us not forget that before anyone got radio-famous they always traveled a certain path to get there.

Long before radio knew Matt Skiba as the new member of Blink (and probably before Mark Hoppus did too, because we all know that Travis is the cool one who heard of him first *eyeroll*), Skiba was in Alkaline Trio. Read More

13 essential kurt vile songs

The price of honesty is vulnerability sometimes followed by the necessity to overcompensate. And if you are unsure what I mean by that than you missed the last list of essential’s that I brought to discussion last week.  Read More

13 essential DeLonge songs

At the risk of sounding fanboy, juvenile, and in some ways – repetitive (refer to previous post here), I thought it’d be therapeutic to dive in to the music of Tom DeLonge. Read More

13 essential blink 182 songs 

Humor me while I revel in nostalgia for a few moments. (Well – nostalgia outlined with bitter resentment for change.) Read More

13 essential spoon songs

“What should we call us?”
“I don’t know…Spoon?”

That’s how I envision the conversation going when Britt Daniel tried to decide what to call his rock band with the rest of the guys. Read More