The Stick Figures – Archeology

Pittsburgh's newly established Floating Mill Records, a label that reissues underrated post-punk albums from decades past, recently re-released a 1981 EP by Tampa, FL's The Stick Figures (the group broke up soon after recording the original), adding a number of previously unheard tracks to the earlier iteration's four-song list. The Stick Figures' music combines off-kilter … Continue reading The Stick Figures – Archeology

Daily Listen-The Veldt-CCCP

I'm going to start featuring more classic "shoegaze" music on here, since I'm on record saying that it's the only music worth listening to. Exaggeration, but I do love me some swirling thunderclouds of distorted guitar. The Veldt (now known as Apollo Heights) are a criminally underrated band from North Carolina that likely suffered early … Continue reading Daily Listen-The Veldt-CCCP

Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010, Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella) Before I even get into the music talk, I just want to say, for the record, that I was as disappointed as anyone when Kanye hitched his wagon to the deluded, wheezing horse that is Donald Trump. That being said, it is worth noting that Kanye … Continue reading Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Daily Listen-Flying Saucer Attack-My Dreaming Hill

The tale of my quest to obtain Flying Saucer Attack's 1993 self-titled debut could fill the pages of a mighty, leather-bound tome. Well, not really, but it definitely wasn't an easy journey. I had wanted to buy the CD for a while; I knew that the English "rural psychedelia" band's first album was considered an … Continue reading Daily Listen-Flying Saucer Attack-My Dreaming Hill

Daily Listen-John Coltrane-Psalm

I listened to today's song while speedwalking back from the office to my apartment, trying to make it home before I got caught in a massive downpour like I did yesterday. In a way, the moody "Psalm," the closing track from saxophonist John Coltrane's 1965 classic A Love Supreme, mirrored the Pittsburgh weather. Elvin Jones's … Continue reading Daily Listen-John Coltrane-Psalm