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Bonded by Blood: Disruption in the Live Music I...14617

I’ve crossed over some of my “real” work and my “fun” work here before with my “I’m Your Biggest Fan”...

January 15, 2021
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You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory14588

“Feel so restless, I am,Beat my head against a poleTry to knock some sense,¬†Down in my bones.” Supposedly Bob Dylan...

January 10, 2021
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Psycho Holiday14580

It’s been over five years since I’ve written in this space… boy does time fly when you’re having fu….hmmm. Anyway,...

January 6, 2021
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I’m Your Biggest Fan (Part 3)12639

Part 1 “Being a hardcore fan” Part 2 “Music, Concerts, and Merch” Do you participate in your artist’s social networking...

November 8, 2011
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I’m Your Biggest Fan (part 2)12596

Read Part 1 here. How do you consume music from your artist? What format (CD, MP3, vinyl), where do you...

October 26, 2011
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I’m Your Biggest Fan (part 1)12573

Something I always try to keep in mind when writing my site is that I always wanted to capture what...

October 24, 2011
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The How, What, and Why of HRC at the GRAMMYs10685

I was sitting in my room at my parent’s house in Texas writing this review at about 2am when an...

February 6, 2010
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Contemporary Live Music Photography10073

‘A picture’s worth a thousand words’. As a writer, this phrase always makes me a little sad…..but it is often...

December 18, 2009
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HRC's Musings: Coming Soon10054

Quite a few people have asked me what I’m going to do now that the NIN shows are over. The...

September 24, 2009
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The Actor turned Musician…another look8757

I’ve blogged about this before…and now there’s a whole new breed of mostly WTF actors trying to be singers. So...

January 19, 2009
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Is it 1988 all over again?8346

1988: NKOTB releases Hangin’ Tough 2008: NKOTB releases The Block. Seriously. 1988: AC/DC releases Blow Up Your Radio 2008: AC/DC...

October 14, 2008
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The San Francisco Music Scene8334

SF Weekly recently posted an article about the neo-psych/rock scene in SF. But, really, the article makes the point that...

October 14, 2008
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Is rock music losing its cool?8125

Hannah Montana leads a double life- where she is a ‘rock star’ in one of them. Millions of preteen girls...

August 31, 2008
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What if you can't remember the best show y...8083

I was a not so sweet 16 years old. It was summer in Texas, and somehow, my parents agreed to...

August 18, 2008
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Where have all the posters gone?7808

Ummm…hellloooo?!?!?!? Where’s my poster? I’m paying more for tickets, dammit. Imagine my surprise when, a few weeks into living here,...

March 18, 2008
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Yes You Can vote7759

February 5, 2008
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The cultural relevance of music festivals7665

I was thinking the other day about music festivals, and how they don’t really appeal to me anymore. I thought...

January 27, 2008
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Nirvana Unplugged vs. Metallica Unplugged7675

With the recent release of Nirvana: Unplugged In New York, I thought about my recent live music experience with Metallica....

December 6, 2007
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Goth music7677

I ran across this great little piece today on Goth music. Enjoy.

November 26, 2007
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the vanity label7672

What’s a vanity label? The vanity label was a cog in the recording industry that reached its peak in the...

November 25, 2007
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I think they've got it covered7644

I’ve had Joy Division on the brain lately– more than normal. And either I live in a Matrix-like pod and...

November 13, 2007
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Mourning Musicmakers7565

Tony Wilson She’s Lost Control [audio:06 Shes Lost Control.mp3] Hilly Kristal Blitzkrieg Bop [audio:092 – The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop.mp3]...

September 16, 2007
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blaqk audio/AFI…bands and side projects7512

AFI…..the band I should like but never much got into…has some members that have a passion for new wave. So,...

July 31, 2007
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the rockin' debate: CD's vs. MP3s vs....7468

Going into a record store for this first time in my life was a defining moment for me. It was...

July 21, 2007
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the CD longbox7467

The CD longbox is a piece of almost forgotten music nostalgia. When I got my first CD player, A 6...

July 7, 2007
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D-TV7461

In 1984, to compete with MTV, Disney created a series of cartoon videos to popular songs. I absolutely loved them....

June 26, 2007
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The USO7389

We are at war. And that means that the USO goes into full swing to entertain our troops. While I...

May 31, 2007
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