Garbage In, Garbage Out

Early in my childhood I became a fan of the Christian band “Petra”. I made friends from church camp and youth retreats who shared their music with me. I especially connected with the song “Computer Brains” (link below if you’re so inclined). This thought is similar to what Brian posts, follow along and be prepared for some sobering thoughts to consider.

Thoughts lead to beliefs, beliefs lead to…

Brian Roemmele’s Twitter

Petra - Computer Brains

Tycho - we interrupt this program to share some exciting news @iso50

Years ago I began following an incredible, photography focused Instagram account named @iso50. After following for a short time Scott posted about some music he was working on and shared the accompanying art work. I took a listen and was hooked. Instantly hooked. I had never heard anything like it and was immediately changed.

I’ve only had a few events like that in my musical life. Speaking to the randomness of my musical tastes I recall the same emotions when hearing the album “Leftoverture” by Kansas, “Soldiers Under Command” by Stryper, and “Days of Thunder” by The Midnight. However, Tycho was the stronger. I’ve had the honor of seeing them live twice and have tickets for The Greek show later this year.

Tycho’s newest album sounds amazing and Scott ties it all together with amazing visuals.

Check out the newest release and video, “Japan”. Wonderful!

Within Temptation - Live Music is still a thing

Was supposed to have been at their final tour stop in LA last week but was unable to go due to work commitments. Such a great band, consistently impressive new material, and an impressive live show.

Hey, at least I got a lot of clips from the show and knowledge that I linked up two other people that hit it off.

CoS provides an interesting, deeper look into the band.

Garage Band vs. Logic Pro vs. Reality

As a musician of 40 years and a regular user of Logic Pro I must admit that I haven’t spent much time in Garage Band. I keep reading positive accolades like this article from Apple Insider and wonder if I should pay more attention. It’s interesting to see the word “Emagic” in an article! Flashback.

Will avoid my usual long diatribe about the death of real music. #saveforanotherday

Appleinsider article

Confession - I'm a new Robin fan

Confession - I’m new to this whole “Robin” thing. My first listen of Robin was some guest vocals she did with Röyksopp. Yes, I heard Röyksopp before I heard Robin. TC ( fame) first turned me on to Röyksopp 10+ years ago. Robin’s next appearance in my life was when the single for “Honey” came out. I was instantly hooked.

Sad to know I missed seeing this recent tour but at least we have the memories of awesome performances like this.

Double confession - I also dig Ellie Goulding.

Robin performance on Colbert - Consequence of Sound article

This one goes to 11 - None more biopic

Vivid memories of seeing Spinal Tap for the first time in the 80’s when all my musician buddies starting quoting it all the time. CoS is an excellent blog, too!

From the post, “To paraphrase the movie, “This pretentious ponderous collection of religious rock psalms is enough to prompt the question, ‘What day did the Lord create Spinal Tap, and couldn’t the rock ‘n’ roll biopic have rested on that day too?'” Amen.”

Also, I agree that Dminor is the saddest of all keys!

Consequence of Sound article on Spinal Tap

Vintage sound - a question I’ve had since the 80s

Such a great article taking me back to a question from my childhood (that’s also a great Kansas song). I remember sound systems from the late 70’s and early 80’s sounding so full and rich. It borders on waxing all nostalgic about times long ago, or does it….

This Cnet article is a great read with real word comparisons of then and now…

Imagine Dragons and the curse of Nickelback

What a burden and genuine care that Dan displays. His passion for others and transparency about his own challenges do inspire me. I’m openly a fan of Imagine Dragons and vividly remember the first time I heard “Radioactive” performed at a friend’s church in Denver followed by hearing "On Top of the World” in a movie that same day. Amazing work from a real human being.

RE: Slipknot’s Corey Taylor’s comments, still wondering why we seem so bent on dividing and using social media to divide….

Stereogum Article