Archive for the 'The Music' Category

Eddie and Felice

Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation – CNN My favorite Van Halen track is “And The Cradle Will Rock…” It used to be “Runnin’ With The Devil,” but I got hooked on the remastered version of “And The Cradle Will Rock…” on 1996’s “Best Of Volume 1.” I drove around in my BMW with the Alpine changer […]

Belfast Child

Belfast ChildĀ  – Spotify I know they’re Scottish, but the song that kept playing in my head in Ireland was Simple Minds’ “Belfast Child.” There’s this place in the city called the Oh Yeah Music Centre. Kinda like that song by Roxy Music? I don’t think so, but you should check that one out, it’s […]

Steven Wilson’s Chicago

Chicago II – Spotify We wanted to get closer to the music. We grew up in an era where music came out of a small speaker in the dashboard, a tiny speaker on the side of the all-in-one record player in our bedroom, the muffled speaker on the front of the console in the living […]

Steven Wilson’s Benefit

Steven Wilson’s Benefit – Spotify RADIOACTIVE TOY Prog rock bands were kind of like hair bands. They ascended from nowhere and imploded overnight. And one can argue that the pretentiousness killed prog rock, the capes and the multi-sided albums, but unlike hair bands, prog rock did not begin with cynicism, rather it was an exploration, […]