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from ARCHIVES - District of Cacophony in category reviews

Frodus & The Van Pelt, Black Cat, 6/20/09

Over the past few years, I’ve become more accustomed to going to see reunions of bands I cared about in their heyday. It was one thing for me to see, say, a Black Sabbath reunion (though I totally liked Sabbath when I did get to see them), and quite another for me to see bands that actually meant a lot to me, and were around, when I was younger. It’s weird. I can’t tell whether bands have always gotten back together like this, and I just didn’t realize it because I was young, or whether this is …

from ARCHIVES - in category Harmonies

Dash 7 vs. Do the Lovers Still Meet at the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial?

When I started up this site a couple years ago, my “gimmick” was gonna be that I would like to share my musical tastes via song-to-song comparisons. Hence I have a section of this website called “Harmonies” that hasn’t been updated in eons. But I have maintained a list of songs to write about, and that list has become extraordinarily lengthy. Here in 2008 I think I’ll try to cut into my backlog. Tonight I am in a strange mood, wide awake for no obvious reason at 12:30 a.m. after little sleep the…