Monday, December 12, 2011

What I'm listening to today

"Roundabout" by Yes
In and around the lake/mountains come out of the sky/and they stand there.

Hilarious album cover of the week

David Lee Roth picture of the week!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

You know who's cool?

Roger Dean
Roger is the incredible artist behind some of the best musical album covers. His trademark sci-fi/fantasy landscapes provide the perfect images and representations of the coolest bands. His style and works produce a sense of wonder, mystery, and imagination. Roger is the bomb!

What I've been listening to lately

The Babys: Broken Heart
Gentle Giant: Gentle Giant
Camel: The Snow Goose

Hilarious album cover of the week

Thursday, September 29, 2011

What I'm listening to today

"Rebel Rebel" by David Bowie

Doo doo doo-doo doo doo doo doo...

Hilarious album cover of the week

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

My hero

Who: Rick Wakeman Why: Because he's awesome! Because he is the most retro yet innovative keyboardist to have ever graced rock n roll, in the sense that he incorporates technical and virtuosic classical elements into his style of playing--a la the greats (Bach, Mozart, Brahms (see: Wakeman's tribut to Brahms on Yes' "Fragile," 1971), etc.)--and combines it with cutting-edge sounds and technology. Rick is the face of prog-rock and is the one to have popularized Moog synths in rock/pop music. I love that 40 years later, now in the age of digital music and simple stage set-ups, Rick continues to surround himself with a wall of keyboards and vintage analog synths. He truly knows what's cool!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What I'm listening to today:

"Tangerine" by Led Zeppelin
Measuring a summer's day, I only find it slips away to grey/The hours they bring me pain

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

What I'm listening to today:

"I Me Mine" by The Beatles

No one's frightened of playing it/Everyone's saying it/Flowing more freely than wine

Hilarious album cover of the week

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Did You Know?

A little rock trivia for ya...

It is pretty well-known that Eddie Van Halen played on the Michael Jackson song "Beat It." But, what most people don't know is that Eddie only played the guitar solo on the track. It was Steve Lukather, of Toto fame, who actually played on all other parts of the recording. Steve was also the guitarist on "The Girl is Mine" and "Human Nature" (which was written by Toto member Steve Porcaro).

Monday, April 25, 2011

A sweet find

I went to an antique store the other day and found this treasure: a tool box full of 8 track tapes. No, I do not own a working 8-track player, but heck, they're still cool to have! This is the most eclectic collection I have ever seen: Willie Nelson, polka compilations, cocktail piano pieces, the "Deliverance" soundtrack, Jackson 5, Kiss' "Love Gun," and more. Good stuff!

My new toy

A vintage (most likely from the early '70s) OSCILLOSCOPE!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

What I'm listening to today:

"Modern Day Cowboy" by Tesla

Thunder rolls and the lightning bolts come crashin' to the ground

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Did You Know?

A little rock trivia for ya...

Joseph Williams, who was the lead-singer for Toto in the mid-80s, is the son of film composer John Williams.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

What I'm listening to today:

"Stay with Me" by The Faces

In the morning, don't say you love me/'Cause I'll only kick you out of the door

Sunday, March 13, 2011

You know who's cool?

Phil Ehart

"Death of Mother Nature Suite" (w/ Kansas):

"Icarus: Borne on Wings of Steel" (w/Kansas):

Awesome interview w/ Phil on

Friday, March 11, 2011

What I'm listening to today:

"Feel Flows" by the Beach Boys

Unfolding enveloping missles of soul recall senses sadly/Mirage like soft blue-like lanterns below to light the way gladly

Hilarious album cover of the week

Thursday, March 3, 2011

What I'm listening to today:

"Rainbow in the Dark" by Dio

When there's lightning, it always brings me down/'Cause it's free and I see that it's me who's lost and never found

Monday, February 21, 2011

You know who's cool?

Bill Bruford
w/ Yes, "Heart of the Sunrise":
w/ Allan Holdsworth in a cool 70s jazz-fusion jam:

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Precious Songs of the 60s, Part II

Go Now (The Moody Blues):
Let's Live for Today (The Grass Roots):
God Only Knows (The Beach Boys):

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

You know who's cool?

Aynsley Dunbar
He's done it all and has played with every awesome group and musician imaginable (including Journey, Whitesnake, Frank Zappa, David Bowie, Jeff Beck)! Aynsley Dunbar is hands-down one of the greatest drummers ever.
"Kohoutek" w/ Journey, 1975:
"Nickel and Dime" w/ Journey, 1977:
"Jean Genie" w/ David Bowie, 1980:
"Jane" w/ Jefferson Starship, 1980:
"Sorcerer" w/ Montrose, 1990: