Tag Archive | music

Indie Authors: The Garage Bands Of Our World

Everyone starts at the bottom. On the floor, looking skyward. Being an author is like most professions: you have to work your way up. The journey is different for everyone. Some people go on to have their work picked up by publishing companies. They join a preexisting team that is there to help them with […]

Fall Out Boy In Chey-Town

For the last few years Fall Out Boy has been on my list of bands I’d like to see live. Admittedly, it’s a short list, but they were at the top of it. Here in Wyoming, we get a lot of country acts come through, so you can imagine my disbelief when my 13-year-old son […]

On Writing: Getting To The Monkey

I think it’s rather amazing how the things we never see coming are sometimes the ones that end up effecting us the most. For years now, my husband and I have had differing tastes in music. While I stayed with the rawk-boys I’ve loved since I was a teenager, he has drifted off into the […]

Album Review: Dark Before Dawn by Breaking Benjamin

When my husband walked in from work one day and his first words were, “Did you see that Breaking Benjamin has a new album?” my reaction was one of excitement. I hadn’t heard anything new from the band in years, and not just because they hadn’t put anything out recently. The first time I heard […]

For The Record

Our house has become increasingly digital over the years. My husband has been the driving force behind this. I was quite happy with CD’s, DVD’s, my old HP computer and the big clunky televisions that dotted our living space. But one by one he started to get rid of them – our Dell and HP […]

Album Review: Linkin Park’s The Hunting Party

I wasn’t ready. That’s my conclusion about Linkin Park’s latest album, The Hunting Party. For those of you who know this album, you’re probably wondering why I’m writing a review about an album that came out almost a year ago. It’s because I wasn’t ready to listen to The Hunting Party when it was released. […]

Dedication In The Form Of A Broken Ankle

Here is a picture of Chester Bennington – lead singer for the band Linkin Park. This was taken on stage, at a show in Indianapolis recently. For anyone who knows anything about Chester, they know he’s full of energy. He’s like the hamster on the wheel, or the three-year-old who’s had too much sugar – […]

Book Review: Fighter by Manafest

Anytime a musician breaks away from music and dives into the literary world, it’s always a toss up. At least to me. Sometimes the books come out great and you get to learn more about your favorite artists. And other times it’s like…um, no I really didn’t need to know that. Too much information! Now […]

Album Review: Rise by Skillet

Lots of people (even yours truly on occasion) now days will buy a single song rather than the entire album, or they’ll only buy the two or three songs that are played on the radio. But buying and listening to an entire album is a different experience. There will always be songs you like more […]

Album Review: High Rise by Stone Temple Pilots with Chester Bennington

When Chester Bennington signed on to be Stone Temple Pilots’ new frontman, I was skeptical. I was a young teenager (13 or so) when the first STP album (Core) came out. It was a great time in music, with the the 90’s bands in all their glory and STP had a place among them. They […]