Friday, October 23, 2009

Rush fans: Neil Peart sighting (er, hearing)

For those of you who like Neil Peart's drumming but not Geddy Lee's singing (how could that be? but I hear you do exist), I've got a song for you: The closing track to Vertical Horizon's recent release Burning the Days, called "Even Now." Neil played drums, wrote the lyrics, and in classic Rush tradition, helped push the song length to nearly 7 minutes! It's an epic track and sounds really good. Nice mainstream American rock, with a Canadian twist.

Available here, among other places:
Amazon - Burning the Days on MP3

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Why don't they make 'em like this anymore?

Lush was a (relatively) short-lived band from London who combined "shoegaze" guitar dynamics (lots of fuzz and feedback) with broad spectrum girl-group harmonies. They reached a peak early on with the song Superblast from the 1992 album Spooky.

I can listen to this 10 times for any track from Nirvana (a band of some note active around that time).

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Do you shout over the music?

Talking over music is like spitting on a painting. It obscures the art. Turn it down, or better yet off, and have a good conversation.

Singing with music with all your heart is entering into communion. Turn it up and sing out loud!