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Metal for Friday: “Revelations” by Judas Priest. [audio]

If you love metal, you love Judas Priest by definition. Judas Priest is to heavy metal what Shakespeare is to drama. You just can’t get smoother, heavier or a more … Continue reading

April 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Versus the World” by Amon Amarth, live. [video]

Amon Amarth is one of those bands that, if you get into them, you know you are a terminal, lifelong metalhead. Music like this is delightful to the ears of … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Go as you are: the 20-year-long death of Kurt Cobain.

Three days ago, April 5, was technically the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain’s death, but today, April 8, is the anniversary of the day we all found out about it. … Continue reading

April 8, 2014 · 2 Comments

Metal for Friday: “Only” by Anthrax. [video]

Anthrax is one of the “big four” of 80s thrash metal (Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament) and an undeniable pillar of the scene. Like most metal bands that have been around … Continue reading

April 4, 2014 · 1 Comment

Metal for Friday: “Veil of Maya” by Cynic. [audio]

Cynic is, in my opinion, one of the great metal bands of all time, and their 1993 album Focus is one of the top five metal albums ever recorded. This song, “Veil … Continue reading

March 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Highway Star” by Deep Purple. [audio]

For this week’s Metal for Friday post I decided to reach back into hallowed antiquity and dust off one of the greatest songs from one of (in my opinion) the … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

America’s Paris: the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

This is the fifth article in my 1920s Week series. New York City has been lively at any time during its 400-year history, but in the 1920s the epicenter of … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

One of my favorite 1920s songs: “Let’s Misbehave” by Irving Aaronson. [audio]

It’s 1920s Week, and what would it be without some awesome 1920s music? Maybe this is a lonely opinion, but I think the popular and jazz music of the Roaring … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 1 Comment

Historic photo, and a mystery: is this Mozart’s wife?

The above photo, a daguerreotype–the earliest kind of photography–was taken in Altötting, in Bavaria, in 1840. The man at center is Max Keller, a German composer of the period. Look … Continue reading

February 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Metal for Friday: “Stone the Crow” by Down. [video]

Down, the New Orleans-based supergroup founded in 1991 by members of Pantera (Phil Anselmo), Corrosion of Conformity (Pepper Keenan) and Crowbar (Kirk Windstein) is one of the truly great heavy … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment
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