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Music and Concert Review: Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane

Hello Hurricane is not a love-at-first listen album but after a few listens it is amazing. Read More »

Concert Review: “Thud Rock’s Two-Headed Monster” Rocks San Diego – 11/25/07

The real Van Halen finally returns to San Diego and exceeds all my expectations. Read More »

Switchfoot Goes Independent

Sony and Switchfoot have parted ways and now Switchfoot will go independent. Read More »

Concert Review: Switchfoot at the Roxy – October 18, 2006

The best bands are better live than in the studio and Switchfoot is in that category. Read More »

Switchfoot’s Nothing Is Sound – One Year Later

A look at why the album didn't do as well as it should have. Read More »

Movie Review: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

I finally had the opportunity to see The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe today. As a fan of the C.S. Lewis series I had the fear that the movie wouldn’t be faithful to the book, but I heard that Doug Gresham, Lewis’ stepson, was an executive producer. Another fear would be that the story would ... Read More »

Movie Review: It’s A Wonderful Life

Believe it or not, some folks haven’t seen It’s A Wonderful Life. Until a few minutes ago I was one of those. Sometimes there are experiences in life that shouldn’t be put off and seeing this movie is one of those. I watched it with my two sons (ages 10 and 7) over the last two nights. In terms of ... Read More »

Switchfoot, House of Blues – San Diego, November 12 & 13, 2005

Last weekend I was able to see Switchfoot perform live for the first time in a long time. It was also the first time I’d seen them since the new Nothing Is Sound album dominated the set list. Here is the setlist from 11/13 was (hat tip): 1. Dare You to Move (Acoustic) 2. My Lonely Nation 3. Gone 4. ... Read More »

Stupid CD Copy Protection – Switchfoot Responds

The moronic and behind the times record industry has made some of their best selling artists have copy protection on their CDs. It only happens on Windows machines and here’s what happens: if you have auto run on enabled and you put the copy protected CD into your CD drive it puts up some type of license agreement. If you ... Read More »

Album Review – Switchfoot: Nothing Is Sound

I was finally able to listen to the complete Switchfoot album, Nothing Is Sound (NIS), by pre-ordering via Amazon. The quality is only 64K but is good enough for me to get the vibe. I can only listen to it when I’m on a computer so I haven’t gotten the car CD or iPod effect yet. So, full disclosure, I ... Read More »