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I started the website on an outdated notion, spurring from the dot com boom, that we had to protect our names.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.

 

Van Halen a No Show at Grammy Nomination Ceremony

Fans of legendary California rock band Van Halen were disappointed last night as the Grammy nominations ceremony came and went without an appearance by the group. Speculation that the band would be announcing a world tour and a new album was spurred on by a tweet sent...

Album Review – Nickelback “Here and Now”

It's an indisputable fact that everybody hates Nickelback. When confronted with the often overlooked idea that these Canadian purveyors of mindless, generic post-grunge have sold a combined 21 million albums across 6 releases, you can't help but ask yourself a...

Fugazi Announce Massive Live Show Collection

Fans of Washington, D.C. punk legends Fugazi were stunned to see the group on the front page of The New York Times this weekend. The article in question left some fans even more dumbfounded as it revealed the existence of hundreds of live recordings of the band, along...

Album Review – Chris Cornell “Songbook”

For some reason though, the Soundgarden singer always seemed like a grunge outsider. One has trouble picturing him hanging around with Mudhoney or Tad. Maybe it was his habit of always appearing shirtless in public. Cornell has never really had an agenda other than...

Album Review – Rihanna “Talk That Talk”

Since 2009, Barbados-born Rhianna has been in headlines a whole lot more often for her personal life than for her music. This isn't exactly a unique problem, but most pop-megastars on the world stage have the chops to back it up. Rhianna has had precisely one...

“Chimes of Freedom” Dylan Tribute Details Revealed

The track-listing for what is perhaps the most hotly anticipated charity album of all time has been revealed. "Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International" is a 4-disc set of Dylan classics recorded by a veritable...

Album Review – YelaWolf “Radioactive”

When people talk about YelaWolf, it's pretty much impossible to not talk about Eminem. This isn't really his fault, though he might've been better off choosing a record company other than the one run by the world's only other respected white rapper....

R.I.P. Disco Queen Andrea True

Andrea True, the 1970's disco queen, has died at age 68. According to an obituary filed by the Gilpatric-VanVliet Funeral Home, she passed away in a hospital in Kingston, New York. No cause of death has yet been determined. True was best known for the disco song...

Sugarland, LiveNation Sued Over Stage Collapse

Country-pop duo Sugarland are now at the center of a massive lawsuit brought on by victims of the now-infamous Indiana state fair stage collapse that occurred August 13th. The group were the headline attraction that Saturday, but after a performance by Sara Bareilles,...

Questlove Mocks Michele Bachmann on Late Night

The Roots, Jimmy Fallon's Late Night house band, are mired in controversy this week after having a little fun at Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's expense. The Philadelphia hip-hop crew played a small snippet of Fishbone's...

Album Review – Kate Bush “50 Words For Snow”

Nobody would ever accuse Kate Bush of being overly prolific. "50 Words For Snow" is only her 2nd album of original material in 17 years. The last time she released an album, Tori Amos was a young upstart. Florence Welch was 8 years old when "The Red...

Taylor Swift, Adele Win Big at American Music Awards

Taylor Swift took home 3 more trophies at last night's American Music Awards, including the coveted "Artist Of The Year" award. This is the second time the 21 year-old country pop star has won the highest honor at the AMA's. Swift was also awarded...