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A song written in 2005 about what is going down in 2011!

Into the Silos

Making love
Under silos
Trapped above
What do I know?
Whispering sweetest secrets
For all the World to hear
It’s live on television
Intimacy revealed
(more…)

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Powerline A.D. You are our only hope!

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It’s Not Unusual…

To be banned for stealing chickens…

Tom Jones allowed to return to Welsh town after 47 years of exile

You don't have to be beautiful to turn me on...

You don't have to be beautiful to turn me on...

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It seems Stephen Harper has been hanging out with Chad Kroeger lately…

Maybe Steve can use Nickelback’s “Burn It To The Ground” as the Conservative’s theme song moving forward?

Burn It To The Ground

Well, it’s midnight, damn right, we’re wound up too tight
I’ve got a fist full of whiskey, the bottle just bit me
Oh, that shit makes me bat shit crazy
We’ve got no fear, no doubt, all in balls out

We’re going off tonight to kick out every light
Take anything that we want, drink everything in sight
We’re going till the world stops turning
While we burn it to the ground tonight
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Here is an article on Rock Schools in the U.K. that supports my assertion that Rock is dying fast. I’m not suggesting that ROCK will disappear, no more than Jazz has. But does anyone truly give a care what goes on in the Jazz world? When schools of [insert musical style] appear you know the bell is tolling LOUDLY for that musical style’s demise.

Nothing stalls a transformative social phenomenon like codefying it.

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Behold Steel Panther

For some background see:

http://bit.ly/bsn8Dl

I first saw Steel Panther a few months back while watching Much Loud… a torture that I submit myself at least two or three times a week.. I like to think of it as tuning into what the kids are listening but then I’m not so sure that Much Loud is such an accurate barometer. My 16 year old nephew doesn’t watch Much Loud and neither do any of his friends.. instead they find obscure technical metal bands online and share them through Crackbook.

In any case I couldn’t believe how bad Steel Panther is.. and it wasn’t until I looked them up on Wikipedia that I realized they are a parody.. Trouble is I don’t see the joke.. Whereas Spinal Tap was clearly a well-timed parody of the excess of the day, Steel Panther is virtually indistinguishable from 80s hair bands.. that’s why I couldn’t believe that such a band was just now making a go at it. They just looked too real. Their wardrobe and makeup and hair is all authentic. Their lyrics push a bit further than the bands they mock but certainly don’t offend me any more than what Nickelback has been spewing of late.

All in all it solidifies my deeply held belief that Rock music as a unifying social force is dead. And no thanks to Rock Band and Guitar Hero either. While some might rejoice that kids are being exposed to “the real deal” I’m afraid what they retain is the Spinal Tappian portrayal of the Rock and Roll lifestyle. The Avatars you get to choose from are nothing but reasonably drawn facsimiles of Kurt Cobain, David Lee Roth, Robert Smith, Longhaired and sleeved metal heads or punks with towering spikes…

Steel Panther might as well claim that they are Rock Band/Guitar Hero Avatars made flesh through some mystical techno-wizardry reminicent of John Hugh’s Weird Science. That there is a market for this crap is utterly depressing..

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The Music Void

If you are at all even the slighest bit curious about where the music industry is heading in the face of ever-expanding bandwidth coupled with social networking than bookmark The Music Void.

I only discovered it today and I’m already a huge fan..

Here are the site’s predictions for 2010 in music…

http://bit.ly/68JNQ9

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