General Ghost

Submitted by J to the Discovering Music is Fun contest, the title of “cool band we didn’t know about” is General Ghost. The submitted track is below. But their other tracks are just as solid. Enjoy!

To Be Gay in the NFL?

I know this post is about a week or so late, but that’s fully intentional, as I often like to let myself simmer a bit before I try to put into words how I feel about something “controversial”. NFL hopeful Michael Sam came out as gay and meatheads everywhere responded just how I figured they…

Is Hate Like Alcoholism?

I was introduced to Frank Meeink one Sunday morning on a livestreamed church service (see below if interested). I learned a bit of his story, but it didn’t prepare me for reading the in depth assessment and look into his life entitled Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead: The Story of Frank Meeink. Frankie was born…

One in the Books

Three of four kickoff contests were launched (with one to be announced this week). One wrapped up and another will wrap tonight. And while we’ve had a quiet week with new content at The Farsighted, it has still been eventful, as we’ve been working on some pieces and also putting together our first benefit compilation…

Discovering Music is Fun

So, as promised, we have ANOTHER contest today… this one is all about discovering new music. Introducing people to music that they’ve never heard or experienced is a huge part of why I have run music websites and local concerts since I was 14 years old… So, today you get to pay back the favor.…

Rotten Tweets: Win More Swag

Ok, this contest is an EASY one… First, listen to your new favorite album, Rotten Musicians Turn Into Escaped Zoo Animals And Terrorize The Town In A Good Way. Rotten Zoo by Rotten Musicians Then, enter our contest with these simple rules: 1. Follow @TheFarsighted: that’s us. 2. Follow @markdago: that’s Mark Dago from Rotten…

Let’s Talk About… American Pie

I love Teen flicks. There’s few genres I love more than a Teen flick. I’d say maybe Slasher films but let’s be honest, slasher movies are just teen flicks with death in it. Being a child of the 90’s there are two major teen flicks in my life. Can’t Hardly Wait and American Pie. Those…

Far Out Remixes: Losses

Good morning everyone! Today is the OFFICIAL launch day for The Farsighted. And in honor of the launch we have FOUR contests/giveaways that will be announced throughout the weekend. But the first contest is here and it’s an exciting one. “Losses” is the latest single from Philly born/Phoenix based emcee Random. You may know him…

A Final Tribute

Last week, we shared a few of our favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman films. Tonight, we’d like to wrap up with a few clips of some of our other favorite roles and performances from the brilliant character actor. In the above clip, we get to see a few moments of his on screen brilliance as Plutarch…

The Boat That Rocked

As a young punk in North Jersey, I used to listen to this one comp over and over and over. It featured a bunch of bands I loved that you’ve never heard of if you didn’t exist in that place at that time. Each band had two songs featured on the comp and one of…

Happy 69th Birthday Bob Marley!

Bob Marley would have been 69 years old today. His life was cut tragically short by Cancer in 1981. Marley was not just a musician, he was a voice of change, a man of peace, and a leader to his people. His impact on music is enormous, bringing Reggae to the world which had never…

On Steampunk

This piece was originally written for an old website that thepaintedman ran, but seeing as it is informative and no less relevant. Some references may be a couple of years old, but here it is for a new audience! Steampunk is the biggest literary and artistic genre that you’ve probably never heard of.  I can…

Almost Perfect

One of my favorite films of all time is Cameron Crowe’s Almost Famous. One of the characters that makes the film brilliant is Lester Bangs, the legendary rock writer as portrayed by the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman. Yesterday, the great character actor passed away after an on again/off again battle with drug addiction. The…

Green Day’s Dookie Turns 20!

I first heard Green Day in 1990 when 1039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours was released. I was a freshman in high school and was a typical subculture teen who loved music, skateboarding and was looking for a voice. Green Day was fun and the songs were expressing what a teenage boy was trying to say to…