Sami Yaffa, New York Dolls: Then and Now

Most recently before rejoining Michael Monroe in his current band, bassist Sami Yaffa was standing in for the late Arthur "Killer" Kane in the reconstituted New York Dolls. The musical crossover could not be more fitting, much of the Dolls catalogue clearly having a direct influence on Hanoi Rocks and the song featured below lending its name to Sami' s … Continue reading Sami Yaffa, New York Dolls: Then and Now

Geekdom reborn: Rev. Monroe presiding

A long time ago, on a shoreline far far away there lived a boy who liked nothing more than rifling through his parents’ record collections, putting the headphones on, and disappearing to a place even further away. Particular favorites included: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s,’ ‘Apostrophe,’ ‘Cruisin’ With Ruben and the Jets,’ and ‘Out Of The Blue.’ The … Continue reading Geekdom reborn: Rev. Monroe presiding

Best of 2008: Music

I don't remember listening to 10 albums that came out in 2008, so that either disqualifies me from contributing this sort of list or gives me license to submit the following... My Top 10 Musical Moments of 2008: 1) Faster Pussycat - Live at Rock The Bayou 2) The Sword - 'Gods of The Earth' … Continue reading Best of 2008: Music

Rock the Bayou – Day 1

I could easily have lived there for four days. Coming and going for four days would've been a drag. But the combination of friendly yet functional security and a crowd to match would've made it a very nice place to live, listen to music, and sit in the sun. As it was, one day was … Continue reading Rock the Bayou – Day 1