Spellcaster: the Nerfed Llamas Review @fullmoonhorror @RealCharlesBand @adamaofficial

Spellcaster: the Nerfed Llamas Review – Don’t tread on an Ant, you’ll end up black and blue… On occasion, rare though they may be, the depth of the Full Moon Features catalog holds a hidden treasure that until I see it, I didn’t even know it existed. I know the usual suspects: Trancers, Puppet Master, Evil Bong, Subspecies, etc., and I’ve traveled off the beaten path enough to see Head of the Family, Bad Channels, The Dead Want Women, and many more oddities… but it wasn’t until I scrolled through…

Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff by Michael Nesmith – Nerfed Llamas Review

Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff by Michael Nesmith – Nerfed Llamas Review It is no secret that I am a fan of Michael Nesmith’s artistic endeavors. On this blog alone I have reviewed Tape Heads (a comedic feature film with John Cusack & Tim Robbins that Nesmith produced) and I have highlighted 30 of Papa Nez’s best tracks spanning the majority of his music performing career. Bottom line: I love me some Nez. As a mere mortal of 40 years of age, my appreciation for Nesmith came directly from watching…

2016 Year in Review by Nerfed Llamas #BestOfList #Obligatory

As was done in 2015, so shall an obligatory list of the stuff that I loved exist for the year of our Lord twenty sixteen. Normally I might pad out this opening paragraph with clever little lines about how this was a year like any other that was mostly OK. Grass was still green, the sky was still blue, and water was still wet… ya’ know, stupid pap like that, but let’s be honest: 2016 sucked. It sucked hard and for a variety of different reasons for a lot of…

Essential Listening: Christopher Anton #payitforward @Chris_Anton

Essential Listening: Synthpop Christian, Christopher Anton! Reach Out And Touch Faith! For the entire month of June I am “paying it forward” to a handful of creatives that I believe truly deserve some recognition. I’ve covered a lot of different acts, primarily rock artists, and one awesome country band. Now it’s time to get your feet moving with some hard hitting dance beats! Bringing this week of musically themed celebrations to a close, I felt that it would feel good to end on an upbeat and inspirational note. Christopher Anton…

Essential Listening: Amanda Palmer #payitforward @amandapalmer

Essential Listening: Cabaret Rock Star, Amanda Palmer! A True Renaissance Woman Capable of Just About Everything! All month long I’m paying it forward to a small select group of folks that I feel could use a signal boost (for the blog schedule this month, click here). Last week I went local, covering the creative accomplishments of a handful of my friends. Both Craig Kotfas and Rody Hillman have recorded full length albums for purchase (you can read their articles here and here, respectively), and Bobby Baham has filmed and released…

Essential Listening: The Mavericks #payitforward @MavericksMusic

Essential Listening: Defiantly Independent Country Band, The Mavericks! Fine Providers of Music For All Occasions! The last couple entries have been rock n’ roll bands, so today we are going to go a little country. Although, to be fair, it would be a tad disingenuous to call the Mavericks purely a country band. They are one of those 1 in a million bands that started out definitively as one thing, and then reemerged on the other end as something else (and frankly far better) altogether. I find transformations like their’s…

The Monkees – Good Times: The Official Nerfed Llamas Review @theMonkees

The Monkees – Good Times: The Official Nerfed Llamas Review – Still Monkee-ing Around After 50 Years If you had told me on January 1st 2016 that not only would the Monkees release a brand new album (their first new album in 20 years) but that it would be a serious contender for my album of the year, I would have told you that you were crazy. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Monkees. Their brand of jangle-bubblegum-pop from the sixties is a tremendous list of amazing songs. Daydream…