Archive for December 24th, 2012

Jordan Richardson’s Top Albums for 2012: Metal and Hard Rock

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncyUDtp_rJk&w=500&h=305] It took some doing, but I’ve finally completed the sacrifices necessary to appease the Dark Lord. With the fiery strength He gave me, I was able to narrow down a list

Andy Hunter – Think Like A Mountain (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n85HVbyWAGs&w=420&h=315] The in-demand trombonist Andy Hunter is a winner of many trombone competitions and member of acclaimed big bands such as the Mingus Big Band/Dynasty, Bjorkestra, Toshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Big Band

Deep Cuts: Post-1970s Yes, including ‘Machine Messiah,’ ‘State of Play,’ ‘New State of Mind,’ others

Deep Cuts: Post-1970s Yes, including ‘Machine Messiah,’ ‘State of Play,’ ‘New State of Mind,’ others

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQsmlwOYo7w&w=500&h=305] Anyone can recite, bass line and verse, their favorite moments from Yes’ seminal 1972 release Close to the Edge. Everybody knows about the mountains coming out of the sky, and how they stood there, too.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “My Hometown” (1984)

My 1984 self just couldn’t identify with this song. My dad was a factory worker, but health issues forced him to retire long before his job vanished.