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Gimme Five: Unlikely Monsters (That’s the Creature in Your Feature?)

Ever since maestro Georges Méliès unleashed The Devil in a Convent in 1899, outré creatures have shambled across the silver screen.

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Dead C, “Suffer Bomb Damage” (1992)

WTF?! Wednesdays: The Dead C, “Suffer Bomb Damage” (1992)

They say that as you get older, the percecption of the passage of time can appear to accelerate. I can vouch for this though there are some differences on the short vs. long-term scale.

Left Lane Cruiser – Rock Them Back To Hell! (2013)

Never have so much gritty, grimy and righteous noise come from just two guys as Left Lane Cruiser.

Almost Hits: Harry Chapin, “Taxi” (1972) and “Sequel” (1980)

Almost Hits: Harry Chapin, “Taxi” (1972) and “Sequel” (1980)

Harry Chapin’s relatively short career as a singer/songwriter came to an end when he died in a car accident in 1981. He’s probably remembered by the general public mostly for his No. 1 single “Cat’s in the Cradle”

One Track Mind: Sting, “And Yet” from The Last Ship (2013)

One Track Mind: Sting, “And Yet” from The Last Ship (2013)

The last time Sting approached his familial history amidst England’s rusting ship-building days of yore, it was on the occasion of his father’s death. He returns now with larger themes

With needlessly nude video, Miley Cyrus continues taking a “Wrecking Ball” to her career

With needlessly nude video, Miley Cyrus continues taking a “Wrecking Ball” to her career

Fresh from her controversial performance at the VMAs, Miley Cyrus just released the video for the second single off her upcoming album Bangerz. Musically, “Wrecking Ball” is an improvement over “We Can’t Stop”

Kenny Garrett – Pushing The World Away (2013)

As we celebrate the recent 80th birthday milestone of one of the great Miles saxophone foils, Miles’ last such foil continues to build on his own not-insignificant legacy.

Prog Collective with Colin Moulding, John Wetton, Peter Banks, Billy Sherwood, others – Epilogue (2013)

The second Prog Collective project holds a series of intrigues for fans of Yes, as still more final recordings from the late Peter Banks surface. Another track features a partial reunion of the Relayer-era lineup

Earth Wind and Fire – Now, Then and Forever (2013)

Earth Wind and Fire – Now, Then and Forever (2013)

Anyone who smiles while listening to classic Earth Wind and Fire tracks (just try remaining seated during “September”) will thoroughly enjoy the group’s first album in eight years, Now, Then and Forever.

Richard X. Heyman – X (2013)

I suspect most of you reading this already know who Richard X. Heyman is, as he’s been making cool music for many years.