Top 10 For 2010

Ok, so I know its a month early, but I was itchin to get this out.... 1. Armored Saint – La Raza (Metal Blade Records). Choice track – “Head On”. I was elated beyond belief when it was announced that The Saint was recording a new album this year. I traveled to L.A to see … Continue reading Top 10 For 2010

Top 10 Things I Learned From 80s Music

I'm a child of the 80s.  It's just part of who I am. So would explain why I have a soft spot in my heart for the music of that decade (much to my wife's dismay.) Inspiration is a funny thing.  I flipped on VH1 Classic while I was getting dressed this morning and saw … Continue reading Top 10 Things I Learned From 80s Music

Your Favorite Band Sucks

Your favorite band sucks. It’s true. I’ve heard them on the radio. They’re awful. Completely forgettable. Oh, sure, you think they’re great now, but wait a couple years. Get a little time and distance between you and your iPod and see how you feel about your shuffle mix then. I’m an XM subscriber. I grew … Continue reading Your Favorite Band Sucks

Fargo Rock City

..."Photograph" is the best Journey song ever made. I grew up in the 80s.  I grew up in what was, for all intents and purposes, a small town in South Louisiana.  I grew up liking 80s metal. There I said it. Ratt was my favorite band.  Or maybe it was Van Halen.  Eventually it was … Continue reading Fargo Rock City

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