Door to a Secret World

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Roger Taylor – Strange Frontier (1984)

Here is the second solo album from Queen drummer Roger Taylor. There’s a little Queen in there (to be expected) and some just ’80s goodness (also, to be expected), but it’s mostly just solid, straight up rock and roll. Continue reading

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As Good as Gold

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

I was going to suggest a different band this week, but Spencer thought it might be nice to do a Tom Petty tribute week. So that’s what we did.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers – Nobody’s Children (1995/2015)

Here’s their latest release, although it’s not their latest studio album. It’s disc six (tracks 81-92) from their Playback box set released in 1995, and re-released digitally in 2015. Or maybe the first of the six was released in 1995 and it took 20 years to release the final one. I’m not sure. Still, it’s part of a compilation. Continue reading

Live the Life You Please

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Dave Chisholm – Instrumental (2017)

Tim found this at Salt Lake Comic Con this year. This is the soundtrack to Dave Chisholm’s second graphic novel (he has a music background, and teaches at a conservatory in New York, so he has the musical ability as well as artistic storytelling), and each track is a chapter in the book. It’s about a guy with a trumpet that plays the most amazing music, but when he does someone dies. I’ve heard Scott Pilgrim and Jem and the Holograms are some of the best comics about music, so I’d love to see how this comic compares to those. You can check out all of Dave’s stuff at his website. Continue reading

That’s More Like It

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

David Guetta – Nothing but the Beat (2011)

Tim shared this after I made my suggestion, and I’m not going to say he did it in retaliation, but he must have known how I was going to feel about this album when he shared it. Continue reading

Always on the Run from Who We Are

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Big Something – Tumbleweed (2017)

Spencer is on a new album kick. These guys remind me of a Dispatch/Nine Inch Nails/Rush mashup with some sweet, sweet synth licks. It had tons of energy. Continue reading

Corpse on the Carpet

This week I was not feeling well. Actually, it’s been coming for a couple of weeks. I think I’ve been working so much it’s literally made me sick. But I’m on the mend now, so that’s good. There have been a couple of times over the last three and a half years where I took a week off to have a vacation. This week I could have and meant to participate, but didn’t. I totally missed it, but here’s what Spencer suggested.

Fictionist – Sleep Machine (2017)

Here is a local band that made good. I shared the stage (or more accurately, I shared a bill) with them once. I have their first two albums and I like them, but haven’t really been following them for a few years. Continue reading

If You’re Amused by the Polysonic Zoo

For a couple of years some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Reign of Kindo – Play with Fire (2013)

I heard about these guys from either the guitarist from the band Spencer and I were in together or the bassist from the band Spencer’s brother and I were in together. Either way, I turned around and shared it with the other one of them. Continue reading