Archive for November, 2010

A-Z, 1-2-3: Onelinedrawing

Posted: 30th November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Onelinedrawing is actually just Jonah Matranga.  See, Jonah used to be in Far and recorded a few songs on his own that weren’t meant to be heard by anyone.  He ended up releasing these songs on a few EPs and then went Far went on hiatus he focused on Onelinedrawing as a real project.  In […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

Posted: 29th November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed

The year was 1991 and I was finishing up my freshman year.  Though I was impatient for the physical manifestations of puberty, checking in the mirror for armpit hair every time I exited the shower, the emotional changes had begun and I my taste in music was changing.  Up to this point I was listening […]

Yes, they are the monsters who have given us four of the most ridiculous human beings on the planet. With names like,,, Taboo, and Fergie Ferg, the Black Eyed Peas have always toed the line of “Stop it” and “Original”. Keep in mind this is the four people who introduced the world to […]

A-Z, 1-2-3:Muse

Posted: 24th November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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The letter M proved to be harder to whittle down to one than I thought.  There were at least 3 other bands that might have made it here instead of Muse but upon reflection Muse won out.  Often compared to Radiohead, for obvious reasons, Muse came into their own over the last few years as […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: Live

Posted: 23rd November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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Everyone goes through phases as they grow up.  One day your favorite band is Def Leppard the next it might be Guns N Roses.  Then high school hits any everything changes.  Your body is going all wonky with hair appearing in new places and your desire for the Starscream is replaced with an insatiable urge […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: KMFDM

Posted: 22nd November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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It has been a hectic day and I am way behind on posting this so rather than mouth-off about why I like this band I am just going to get after it. If you really care to know just throw a comment in and I will reply there. Maybe I will go back and add […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: Jimmy Eat World

Posted: 19th November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed

I am going to be upfront about this; I was late to the Jimmy Eat World party.  Not extremely late mind you, but late enough that I can’t claim Static Prevails or Clarity as the record that made me fall in love with this band.  My first real exposure came with Bleed American in 2001.  […]

A-Z, 1-2-3: Ike Reilly

Posted: 18th November 2010 by ed in Uncategorized

Sometimes you come across a CD without meaning to.  It just weasels its way into your life without invite or warning.  Ike Reilly’s Salesmen & Racists sneaked onto my desk while I was working in college radio and collected dust while I was busy listening to the self-titled New Found Glory disc.  Once I got […]

The Empire Podcast 11/17/10

Posted: 18th November 2010 by ed in Big Jim, Ed, Podcasts

It is just Jim and ed this week as somehow we go from talking about the loss of Ed’s grandfather to the Sear Wish Book and the end of Terror in Lynn.

A-Z, 1-2-3: House of Pain

Posted: 17th November 2010 by ed in Blogs, Ed
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When I started this project I knew some letters would present certain challenges. The letters Q and Z were the first I expected to be hard to find artists for but I wasn’t anticipating having a hard time until the 2nd round of the alphabet at the earliest. This is not to say H was […]