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The Quest For Kickass: Episode 1

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Summer will be upon us soon, and your evenings will soon be bombarded by the usual late night scene.  Picture this:  You are sitting at a bar with your friends which has been playing the Top 40 on the radio all night long, and yet somehow seems to play the same six songs every time you’re there.  You see a giggling group of fresh graduates heading over to the jukebox and know you’re about to be subjected to about a half hour’s worth of Justin Bieber.  That’s about the time you decide it is time to hit the old dusty trail.    What I’m saying is sometimes you have to make your own night, and sometimes to that end you need your own handy playlist of music; your “kick ass” mix.  But Kickass comes in many different flavors and they don’t always mesh.

So, during the month of May, I will be giving you my suggestions for a variety of songs to fit any mood in what I have dubbed my “Quest For Kickass”.  

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Album Review: Light The Torch “Revival”

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"Revival" by Light The Torch

It seems like, for me, these days it is very difficult to find a new album that makes me want to listen to it on repeat over and over again.  The last record that made me feel like that was last year’s “Material Control” by Glassjaw.  That’s not to say that new music being put out isn’t any good at all.  That’s far from the truth.  I discover new music all the time and I will go back and give another listen to a lot of that stuff in due time.  However, there are those records that every once in awhile just find their way in heavy rotation for me.  The new release from Light The Torch, “Revival”, has become one of those rare records for me.
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Wakanda Forever – A Review of Marvel’s Black Panther

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Marvel's Black Panther movie poster

I have thoroughly enjoyed most of the films from the Marvel cinematic universe.  They are mostly entertaining, exciting popcorn movies.  Sometimes they are a bit thin in the plot department.  Most of the time the villains are pretty one-dimensional.  Marvel, however, has found a winning formula.  It’s keeping the movie goers coming back for more.

With that said, I just have to say that Black Panther is the movie that Marvel fans have truly been waiting for. Continue reading

Review of Daredevil # 599

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Cover art for Daredevil # 599

A lot of people feel like Marvel’s comics have been a pretty big let down of late.  There’s been a few bright spots here and there but for the most part people just haven’t been liking some of the new directions.  Personally, I feel like it has been a pretty up and down ride since 2015’s Secret Wars event.  However, there have been a few Marvel titles that I feel have been thoroughly enjoyable and consistently good.  One of those titles has been Daredevil.

The current creative team on Daredevil, Charles Soule (writer), Ron Garney (artist), and Matt Milla (colors) is incredibly solid.  They are bringing a very gritty feel to the best of Marvel’s “street level heroes.”   Continue reading

Down That Same Ol’ Road Again…Looking Back on dredg’s 2002 Masterpiece “el cielo”

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Cover artwork for "el cielo" by Dredg

“Here we go down that same old road again, sympathy unfolds the shell that holds, all beauty within” – lyrics from “Same Ol’ Road” by dredg

One of the things that I will be regularly writing about on this site is retrospective looks at records that had an influence on me or that I truly enjoyed.  Today’s article is taking a look back at a record that helped to shape my concepts of what music is and what it could be.  It introduced me to a new side of music that I don’t really think I new existed until then.  The record I’m referring to is the 2002 release from dredg, “el cielo”.
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