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: Islands #payitforward @NickfromIslands

Essential Listening: Indie Darlings, Islands! Purveyors of Fine Sonic Soundscapes and Cheerfully Macabre Pop/Rock Tunes! Yesterday we went neo-glam with Spacehog (see that post here), today we are switching to the layered indie pop/rock band Islands. All month long I’m paying it forward to a variety of friends, bands, video games, and movies that I feel deserve a pat on the back and a signal boost. I’m always on the hunt for new bands and sounds to keep my ears satisfied. A decade ago, a friend of mine, Jesus Torres,…

Bad Channels: The Official Nerfed Llamas Review @fullmoonhorror @RealCharlesBand @MarthaQuinn

Bad Channels: The Official Nerfed Llamas Review… perhaps it’s a sequel to Little Women? (probably not) The next stop on my self proclaimed Full Moon Features month is the shock jock radio station themed sci-fi comedy, Bad Channels. One of Full Moon’s lighter movies, it is truly more comedy than anything else and a product of the popularity of MTV at the time. I was almost going to go for something more horror related today, but in going through the Full Moon catalog, I saw this diamond in the rough and…

Thirty Tunes Terrific for Tuesday – Vol. 8 #PapaNez #MichaelNesmith @TheMonkees #TTTT

Well, the day finally came. It took nearly a year of blogging about music, movies, entertainment, other creative endeavors and whatnot, but it’s here and as such I will deal with it head on. Today is the day that I will evangelize the music of  ol’ Papa Nez – Michael Nesmith his own self, and convert you all to his flock. So get ready to testify, because this is one southern rocker space cowboy that is a cut above the rest. The elephant in the room: Yes, this is the…

Best Albums You’ve Never Heard Of: Codeine Velvet Club @jonfratelli @LouHickey

Best Albums You’ve Never Heard Of: Codeine Velvet Club Brief derail before I actually start: I think Codeine Velvet Club sounds like the kind of place where you would expect Andy Warhol and Lou Reed to be smoking a joint and laughing at people while they simultaneously had an intellectual conversation about the minutia of detail in the art design of various modern day bubble gum wrappers. OK, but seriously, let’s try this again… Best Albums You’ve Never Heard Of: Codeine Velvet Club I have never stated as such on my…