Hi. Welcome to my website!  Honestly, I don’t do much here.  It’s a place that I had hoped to use to stay focused by organizing my thoughts, schedule, and goals. I’m not sure it’s done that… but there’s still time.

I started the website on an outdated notion, spurring from the dot com boom, that we had to protect our names. So here I am to defame myself! 😂

It’s my hopes that I will use the website to talk about things that are interesting to me, music, coding, Japan, and yes, benzo dependency, all sprinkled and decorated with random thoughts that don’t fit into any of those categories.

If you’d like to know a bit more about me from a time that I had few accomplishments, but wanted to make myself look good, here is an extended bio that I did not write.

 

Jet Break Up (Jet Was Still Together?)

Australian garage-rock outfit Jet have decided to call it a day. After 12 years as a band, they've released a farewell statement to their official website. "After many successful years of writing, recording and touring we wish to announce our discontinuation...

The Flaming Lips Make Ke$ha Bleed For Her Art

The Flaming Lips always have a nice surprise for their fans on Record Store Day, but their latest offering is leaving more than a few people squeamish. "The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends" will be a double-record, available exclusively on April 21. The record...

Top 5: Classic Blues Albums

While we here at Music Forte love modern music, sometimes we'd rather cue up some tunes written and recorded long before we were born. With few exceptions, all modern music, from Odd Future to The Black Keys, can be traced in a straight line back to the distinctly...

Album Review – Madonna

Reviewing a new Madonna album is a difficult task. It's not only a matter of deconstructing the merits of a particular set of songs, but also a review of the woman herself. In her 53 years on this planet, she's been a lot of things: a chubby boy-toy, a silver...

Soul Asylum To Return With “Delayed Reaction”

Soul Asylum, the band best known for the 90s karaoke staple "Runaway Train", are preparing to release their first album in six years. Dubbed "Delayed Reaction", the record reunites front-man (and onetime Winona Ryder arm candy) Dave Pirner with the...

Aerosmith Plot “Global Warming Tour” With Cheap Trick

While still right in the middle of another lackluster season of American Idol, Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler took the time to announce a slew of American shows beginning this summer. Interestingly, legendary power-pop band Cheap Trick has been confirmed as the opening...

Top 5: Movie Soundtracks

In the wake of "The Hunger Games Soundtrack" and its semi-unlikely chart domination, we here at Music Forte thought it'd be nice to run down the list of our favorite movie soundtracks. While everyone seemed to love "Dirty Dancing" and "The...

Album Review – OFWGKTA

As much as he pleads to the contrary, Tyler The Creator is Odd Future. The latest (Internet only) OFWGKTA release tries really hard to de-emphasize that essential truth and, to a large extent, it succeeds. "OF Tape Volume 2" is the best collective statement...

Drake Announces “Club Paradise” Tour Dates

As promised earlier this year, Drake is taking his blockbuster album "Take Care" on the road. A slew of just announced dates will keep him busy through the middle of the summer. The trek, dubbed the "Club Paradise Tour" will feature Drake-approved...