October 8, 2014
I’ve been really digging the new stuff from
Flying Colors, the supergroup pop band made of prog virtuosos – and it doesn’t get much better than the group doing Spock’s Beard’s “June.”
The second Flying Colors album is great, but the first album hits some emotional high points for me, like “
Blue Ocean.” Just stellar work from a group of fantastic musicians.
October 3, 2014
If you want you can will it. You can have it. I can put it right there in your hands.
I have a theory that Mastodon, today, is like Metallica in the
Black Album era: approachable metal for non-metalheads and casual fans. The new video for “The Motherload” also shows what a fun band they are. They’re able to laugh at themselves, and the music industry itself, as they take the heavy metal doom and fantasy tropes and pair them with the unexpected.
I mean, just
look at those butts. It’s hypnotic.
has been a fantastic album. I mean, just listen to the Once More Round the Sun last minute or so of “Aunt Lisa.” That’s a band having fun.
“The Motherload” is Mastodon at its most radio-friendly approachability.
Now with twerking!
September 25, 2014
Gerry Rafferty – “Baker Street”
You’d like to
think that’s a smoke machine in the studio…
September 22, 2014
“I am done with my graceless heart – tonight I’m gonna cut it out, and then restart.”
Heaven probably sounds something like Florence and her heavenly choir.
September 18, 2014
We move in circles
Balanced all the while
On a gleaming razor’s edge
Dream Theater doing “Octavarium” live – the band at their absolute 30-minute best. Modern prog at it’s best, too.
September 5, 2014
Set aside 45 minutes, put this on in the background while you work, and enjoy a modern retelling of
The Dark Side of the Moon from Dream Theater.
And notice how effortless the “Time” solo is for a (goofy-haired) John Petrucci. Those bends? Ugh. They could never end, as far as I’m concerned.
August 28, 2014
You want to know how to make love to a Stratocaster?
Didn’t get much better than Dire Straits.
August 20, 2014
Pretty great, and visually interesting, video for “Under the Pressure” by
The War On Drugs. Lost In The Dream is easily one of my favorite albums of the year so far. Every song is beautiful.
And man, talk about making a good video on the cheap.
August 8, 2014
Faith No More’s Mike Patton at his most handsome.
Check out the
color grading in these shots. Lovely cinematic styling.
I’d love to be able to process my photos like that. Time to play with some curves.
“Ashes to Ashes” brought me back into the Faith No More fold. Glad to see
they’re back and making new music.
May 13, 2014
Neon Hitch and Mike Posner, performing at Albion College’s annual
Big Show concert.
One of my favorite projects to shoot all year.