Faux Fix

This is how music discovery should work. I hear a great track by a well-established artist and it happens to feature a relative unknown with whom I begin to fall in love. Such a love story happened yesterday, when I posted Son Lux’s “No Fate Awaits Me” featuring vocals by Faux Fix. Well […]

[MP3] Son Lux: “No Fate Awaits Me” (feat. Faux Fix)

This is one doozy of a new song from Son Lux, aka Ryan Lott, off the Original Score & Songs Inspired By The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby, for the movie which, if you can’t tell by the title of the album, Son Lux scored. So many commas. This track, “No Fate Awaits Me,” featuring […]

“The Cure: In Orange”



I first caught a glimpse of a dewigged Robert Smith on a spotty VHS copy of “The Cure: In Orange,” a videotape a friend popped into his VCR and told me, then in 1998 when I first started playing the bass guitar, “man, look at Simon, you need to learn how to play like that.” To see Simon Gallup at that point in the Cure’s history, during the heyday of their reign over the goth-pop worshiping masses in the mid-80s, was a moment I will never forget.  Strumming his bass during a smoke-hazed set that included some of my personal favorite Cure songs, such as  “Push” and “A Forest,” kept me glued to the screen in awe of the grandiose setting, and equally magnificent performance. For me, at that very moment, Simon Gallup playing his bass and wearing all black was the coolest thing I had ever seen.

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Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ Lyric Video is Live!


There you have it, it’s live. We don’t usually post newsy news, but this one is…uniquely grand. After months of teaser videos and guerrilla marketing maneuvers that annoyed even their most die-hard fans; Arcade Fire’s fourth full-length studio album Reflektor is streaming on YouTube. It’s live, and well, it’s a lyric video of epic proportions.

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This is all happening five days ahead of release, and the entire record (85-minutes in length) is streaming on YouTube to the a classic Brazilian movie “Black Orpheus.”  Watching this reminds me of the classic Wizard of Oz film to Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon. And yes, there are occasional moments of synchronicity in “Black Orpheus” that seem to match the music in Reflekor. It’s a trip man, and worth spending 85-minutes watching a Brazilian film you probably haven’t heard of.

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[Abby’s Road] From the Ridiculous to a Little Less Ridiculous III: The Final Chapter

Or: Films I took Seriously Back in the Day – a new AR series. This is the third and final installment. See the first two here.

Writing about the movies of my youth has been a good time. From the beginning I knew the series would conclude with film #3. But which one? […]

[Abby’s Road] From the Ridiculous to a Little Less Ridiculous II

Or: Films I took Seriously Back in the Day – a new AR series. See the first installment here.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times: 1990. The year I began what my father would later refer to as my “smoking career” and G.H.W. Bush was in the […]

[Abby’s Road] From the Ridiculous to a Little Less Ridiculous

Or: Films I took Seriously Back in the Day – a new AR series.

Firstly, excuse me for not showing up two weeks ago. My brain wasn’t allowing me to write. It happens.

This year marks my 20th year out of high school. While I’m not celebrating it per se, I am thankful […]

Casey Shea offers new MP3, featured on “Mr. Rogers & Me” documentary

Casey Shea is a rising singer/songwriter, having plied his trade in the fertile music breeding grounds of Nashville, Tennessee and moving his way on up to New York City. His newest album, Love Is Here To Stay, (released on one of our favorite up-and-coming labels, Family Records) is available for a mere five […]

The Smurfs teaser trailer because the art of film is ALIVE, you guys

I know it’s popular to be all “I hate Hollywood for taking my favorite childhood tv shows/cartoons/video games/board games/bubble gum mascots and turning them into dumb new movies,” but since The Smurfs was never a great part of my childhood, I feel unbiased in my look at this new teaser for the […]

Trailer leaks for new J.J. Abrams/Spielberg movie "Super 8"

We all know that J.J. Abrams just LOVVVVES secret movie trailers and we all know that a new collaboration between him and Steven Spielberg is bound to get a lot of blood pumping. But after a lot of people were so let down by the actual movie Cloverfield turned out to be (myself not […]