The Art of Rush

When I was in art class in 7th grade I used to hang out with this ‘heavy metal kid’ – not because I was into heavy metal per se, but because I was good at hand-drawn band logos. We bonded over our versions of Iron Maiden’s unique workmark. One day I mentioned I played drums […]

The Long, Lingering Death of the CD

The Grammy winning packaging for Tool’s album, 10,000 Days, art directed by band member Adam Jones. Photo by Josh Janicek Best Buy to Pull CDs from Retail Stores It’s been at least a year, maybe two since I bought a physical CD. As someone who’s library was at one point pushing the 1,000 unit mark, […]

My Albums of 2011.

Here’s the albums I dug the most, mostly for 2011. No particular order. Enjoy. Sam Roberts Band – ColliderI had hailed Love At the End of the World as Sam’s finest record yet to most of the people I argue about music with (ok, well, ONE person). But I think this record stepped it up […]

The Live Album is Dead.

The Live Album is dead. Remember how monumental live albums used to be? The Who, Live at Leeds.Peter Frampton, Frampton Comes Alive.Pink Floyd, Delicate Sound of Thunder.Rush, Exit Stage Left.Led Zeppelin, The Song Remains The Same. Live albums used to be a bastion of a recording landmark in any bands career. It occurred to me […]