As much as I might like to think I know about music there are always going to be 999 things I do not know to every one thing I think I do know. In the face of such knowledge, and the likelihood that I never truly knew even that one thing, I can only accept the truth and move forward to try and even up the odds. Whatever the genre and whatever the era it might have been recorded I am setting myself out on a quest to experience it. I want to not only listen to, but truly hear, as many albums by as many artists as I can. If I can get my headphones strapped on tight and my head wrapped even tighter around all the music I'm hoping to encounter, I should have plenty to write about. Please feel free to suggest an artist or an album that you think might lead me onto the next stepping stone on my journey. In return I promise to always keep an open mind.
Taking a listen to the force of nature that is AC/DC in concert.
Doug Stanhope is an awful human being but an amazing comedian. What's worse?
Steel Panther is the hardest rocking "joke" band out there. P.S. The joke's on us...they rock.
Does Michael Jackson's Bad stand up in this 25th Anniversary Remastered Edition? Oh hell yes, it does.
Dave Brubeck's sons, both actual and honorary, serve up a delicious tribute album to his work.
Give a listen to a seminal punk band that never broke and yet broke all the molds to create some damn fine songs.
A new look at an old favorite. Pisces Iscariot gets a remaster but is it just as good as the 1994 original?
The Goat Rodeo Sessions LIVE shows how I learned to grow the hell up and start liking - loving, really - Yo Yo Ma.
Chris Robinson returns to the "Brotherhood" with his second album of 2012 – and the music is just as good the second time around.
The All-Stars return with another dub-step interpretation of an iconic album. This time around? Michael Jackson's Thriller.
Michael "Iron Man" Burks shines like a blues diamond on this posthumous release. It is his best work, period.
Matisyahu returns with a surprisingly (to me, at least) solid album which proves that he's much more than a novelty act.
Byrne's latest DVD, which was filmed during his supporting tour for Everything That Happens Will Happen Today, is amazing.
Paul Simon shows the album is still a valid art form and that he is still, well, Paul Simon.
Searching for new music leads me to listen to... an actor? Yes. Yes, it does.
Putting aside my usual musical taste and learning to love the flavor of classical music, one bite at a time.
The flu may have slowed me down but the music kept going.
Getting to know music all over again for the first time.