Thursday, June 11, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
On June 3rd, 1970 Deep Purple In Rock was unleashed. It was the band's fourth studio album and fifth overall in just under two years. It was the first studio release for the legendary Mk II line up (the live Concerto for Group and Orchestra was released just six months prior, but that's another song) and despite not receiving the lion's share of post-2K resurgent popularity which their peers have, Deep Purple In Rock stands monumentally as an icon of first generation hard rock and a blue print of the future for the genre of heavy metal.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Sometimes, an accordion rendition of the jazz standard is just what you need to hear to put a smile on your face. Props to Stanislav Samuel Raška for this performance. You do have to hand it to YouTuber Stanislav, as the majority of his accordion variations are classical pieces. And "Crazy Frog". So clearly this is a expansion of his musical boundaries, and in a very positive direction indeed.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
|"Mark" by Tim Beard|
It was 20 years ago today, that Rex Manning got his Day. April 8th, 1995 was the day portrayed in the movie Empire Records as the first Rex Manning Day. How do we know this? It's right there in the movie! While most of you probably knew that, it was very interesting to see so many people on social media today asking, "what is #RexManningDay?" Even more interesting though, were the new and clever ways the Rex Manning faithful have upped their game to celebrate the day where we mustn't despair!
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
45 years ago today, The Doors released Morrison Hotel, what many considered at the time to be a comeback album. Featuring songs recorded over several years and released as the follow up to 1969's The Soft Parade, the album featured the radio staple "Roadhouse Blues" along with 10 other Doors' classics. Come inside and check out how the exterior featured on the album cover looks today, and find out how another Los Angeles-born band is filling in a missing piece of the Hotel legacy.