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Flashback Friday-ish: The Cult – Born Into This

Flashback Friday-ish: The Cult – Born Into This

Last year I wrote a Flashback Friday piece about how I first came to know The Cult. You can read it here if you wish. Last week saw the release of The Cults’ eighth studio album (and first in six years), Born Into This. Since I am and admitted Cult fanatic, I decided to go […]

Flashback Friday: Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (1982)

Flashback Friday: Hank Williams Jr.'s Greatest Hits Vol. 1 (1982)

It was the summer of 1982. I was 11 years old and was either gonna be an NFL football player or a professional fisherman when I grew up. I spent Monday thru Friday working for hours at my Grandmother’s, where I shoveled horse stalls, fed calves and mowed/raked the yard for spare monies. In my […]

Flashback Friday is What I Am…

Flashback Friday is What I Am…

Do any of you remember Friday Night Videos? That’s where this tale begins. I was spending the night at my grandmothers one night watching Friday Night Videos with my aunt when “What I Am” by Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians came on. I was in love. Oh yeah, I also really dug the song […]

a new Siouxsie Sioux album?

a new Siouxsie Sioux album?

As I have mentioned before. I spent a great portion of my 20’s lurking about in goth clubs. One thing is for sure no matter if the club is in Tampa, New Orleans or Baltimore, Siouxsie Sioux will get some ear time and if your friends are from the goth scene then every cd case […]

Flashback Friday: Danzig

Flashback Friday: Danzig

Long before Thrall made “Mother” a rock radio hit, and long before some random fat dude knocked Glenn Danzig out on youtube, I thought Danzig’s self-titled release was the greatest thing in rock music. From 1988 to 1994 they could do no wrong as far as I was concerned. Right around 1994/1995 Chuck Biscuits (drums), […]

War Pigs:

War Pigs:

Normally, this would be where I post about this weekends events in the Tampa/St. Pete area but this weekend there is nothing going on in my world for a number of reasons: Last Sunday I tried to rip my arm off in a mountain biking accident and recovery has been a slow process. Wednesday night […]

Introducing: Hurricane Season 2007

Introducing: Hurricane Season 2007

Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dean, Erin, Felix, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Noel, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy. That’s this year’s list of hurricane names. There are six lists that rotate and they do not change unless there is a hurricane that is so devastating that the name is retired, then […]

Flashback Friday: Air Guitar to the Gods

Flashback Friday: Air Guitar to the Gods

When I was a kid my father had a Kenwood component stereo system that was l.o.u.d. and our house sat right in the middle of an orange grove and the nearest neighbors weren’t near at all. Over the Summers when we were old enough, we’d be home during the work week. During those times I […]

Flashback Friday: Consolidated

Flashback Friday: Consolidated

Here comes another band from my goth/industrial youth. I came to know Consolidated via their mega (at least in the Tampa clubs) dance floor hit; “You Suck” featuring The Yeastie Girls. A track with a female rapper tellin the male populous it’s time to go on down, if you know what I mean….if not, just […]

Flashback Friday: Nine Inch Nails

Flashback Friday: Nine Inch Nails

First, let me state that I haven’t seriously listened to Nine Inch Nails in years. I’m over it. Just don’t have the tortured confusion and self-obsession I had in my early to mid twenties. Does a band that is still actively touring and recording music deserve a flash back? This question oddly reminds of the […]