Monday, May 23, 2022

Power Chords Podcast: Track 80--Reckless Love and Mark Tremonti

 


Opening Act: 
Sad things are afoot at the Circle K
Ghost announces new tour with Mastodon
Holy Diver super deluxe edition release
Stryper album reissue controversy

Ear Candy: 
Reckless Love - Turborider (2022)
Mark Tremonti Sings Frank Sinatra (2022)

Rockversation: Mark Tremonti
Matt recently spoke with the guitarist, singer, and songwriter about his Take a Chance for Charity initiative, and the first project of that initiative, Mark Tremonti Sings Frank Sinatra. You can pre-order Tremonti Sings Sinatra and learn more about Take a Chance for charity at tremontisingssinatra.com.

Bonus Track: Iconic - Fast as You Can
From the upcoming album Second Skin, coming this July from Frontiers Music SRL.

 
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Monday, May 9, 2022

Thrash it Out Podcast | Volume 6--Track 2: Nightwish


Thrash It Out is back, and we are taking a trip to hair metal heaven! For the first episode of volume 6, Antony and I are discussing Ratt's 1984, triple-platinum debut studio album, out of the Cellar.



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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Power Chords Podcast: Track 79--Aerosmith and The Linda Lindas


Opening Act: 
Autograph’s Randy Rand passes
Joel Hoekstra and Michael Sweet’s new project Iconic
The Ratt reunion that almost was
Def Leppard’s new album Diamond Star Halos
Robert Sweet’s Cleanbreak project

Ear Candy: 
Aerosmith: Rock in a Hard Place (1982)
The Linda Lindas - Growing Up (2022)

Rockversation: Simon Daniels
Matt recently spoke with the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of Autograph about his musical influences, moving to L.A. in the 80s, his journey to Autograph, the band’s upcoming album, and more. 

Note: This interview was recorded prior to the passing of Randy Rand. 

Bonus Track: Cleanbreak - Coming Home
From the debut album Coming Home, releasing in August on Frontiers Music SRL.

 
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Sunday, April 17, 2022

The Games Igniting My Creativity Right Now

Sometimes I sit down to write about where I am at in my creative journey, and I get a profound sense of déjà vu. 

2022 has been a pretty chaotic year so far for me. I started a new job in February, and between that and a very busy family life that now includes basketball tournaments every weekend, my free time has been at a minimum. 

Lately, Sunday mornings have become the one time of the week where I have a couple hours of "me time," and I have increasingly been using that time for creative self-care, which for me means consuming the kinds of games, stories, movies, shows, and music that provide an immersive experience, somewhere I can escape to for a bit and recharge for the week ahead.

Right now, I'm leaning heavily into games for my Sunday morning escapes, and the two I have been spending the most time with lately are Elden Ring, and Kirby and the Forgotten Lands.

I've chronicled my love for From's Souls games on multiple occasions. My first blogs about Demon's Souls are 11 years old! One of the things I've written about that makes these games special for me is they show you a world and tell you a story, but they also leave a lot of mystery for the reader or player to work out on their own. Elden Ring is From's biggest game yet, and provides more of everything I love about the Souls games, and then some.

But Kirby and the Forgotten Lands is also scratching that creative itch for me, as it also features a world filled with mystery, and plenty of lore and secrets to unravel. It's also adorable, and provides a wonderful contrast to the grim and challenging experience that is Elden Ring.

Both of these games are recharging my creative batteries right now, in a time where writing has been really difficult for me. Spending an hour or two on a Sunday morning with these games has been helping me get through some very busy and somewhat difficult times. 


Monday, April 4, 2022

Power Chords Podcast: Track 78--Ghost and Marillion


Opening Act: 
Foo Fighters Drummer Taylor Hawkins Dead at 50
Haunt announce new album Windows of Your Soul will release July 1
(https://loudwire.com/haunt-windows-of-your-soul-song-album/)
Red Hot Chili Peppers release Unlimited Love
London Choir Boys lineup change
Music Collectibles Extravaganza in Boxboro MA  April 8-10 (https://collectiblesextravaganza.com/) 

Ear Candy: 
Marillion - An Hour Before It’s Dark (2022)
Ghost - Impera (2022) 

Six Degrees of Frankie B.

Comin Atcha Live:
Riders on the Storm - Broadbrook Opera House (March 19)

Bonus Track: Ronnie Atkins - I’ve Hurt Myself By Hurting You
From his new studio album, Make It Count, out now on Frontiers Music SRL.


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