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My Top 10 Albums of 2010

March 8, 2011

Once again it took me a while to get to my best of 2010 list. The delay does give me a chance to see how the Grammy’s gives deserving musicians the shaft. Arcade Fire gets album of the year? Sorry folks, but “The Suburbs” is boring. Let’s face it, 2010 was not exactly a stellar […]

Saying Goodbye to Alex Chilton

March 18, 2010

I am sitting here still trying to decide what it means to me. I have been honoring Alex by playing his music all day long. Right now “No Sex” is jamming on my stereo. Apart from the Box Top hits, Alex Chilton has only been part of my musical world for a relatively short time. […]

Christmas Tunes

December 25, 2009

As with most businesses this time of year, restaurants usually switch to all Christmas music for the season. This means that year after year, I have been subjected to incessant carols while I am at work. By this point, I can’t stand most of it anymore. However, there are a few that I still really […]

Interactive Time

August 4, 2009

I had a brainstorm a couple of days ago. I was thinking it might be fun to try doing reviews by request. My library is pretty large, and there are other sources at my disposal. I have also become very adept at locating hard to find items. Of course, it has to fit my criteria. […]

Nearfest 2009 Recap

June 29, 2009

  Okay, here it is, the rundown of this year’s Nearfest. Only a week late, but I did have to go right to work when I got back. Before I get to the actual festival, I want to say a bit about my trip. I went to New York first to visit my oldest friend. […]


June 9, 2009

Just a little blurb today about something that is becoming an annual pilgrimage for me. NEARfest, or the North East Rock and Art Festival, is an event held every year (at least at this point) at Lehigh University in Bethlehem Pennsylvania. The title says rock, so that means it is not tied to one genre, […]