Mega Ran March Madness

When the site launched, we had three (there’s still a fourth that was delayed a’comin’) contests. The big one was a remix contests for Mega Ran’s “Losses” featuring Joell Ortiz and Murs. Ran chose the top 4 remixes, but can’t narrow down a winner, so it’s up to you, the readers! We’re rocking this Final…

Glory Days

I was listening to Springsteen’s song “Glory Days” It occurred to me why I never loved that song It is because while I have good memories Fun stories about wild days My life is moving forward People come and go through my arms Friends and family captured in photographs Written down in journals Remembered but…

Movie Trilogy Bracketology

The month of March is all but over. The talk of brackets and the NCAA tournament, however, is far from over. If you are like me, then you couldn’t care less for the madness. I appreciate the passion and excitement (I really do!) which is why I have put together a tournament for the beloved…

Leaving This Toilet Earth

A few months ago, a music contact of mine sent me an email about doing an interview with Dave Brockie aka Gwar’s Oderus Urungus. I jumped at the chance to give him a phone call and chat with a punk/metal/hardcore legend. The interview, sadly, never got posted here or on Rock on Philly, as the…

Reflections of Classic Rock

Tonight, I had the privilege to speak with Slot 55 for nearly 20 minutes, only to have my phone crash just moments after they hung up. This happened after I assured Rich, their bassist and producer, that it was working perfectly. Luckily for all parties involved, I took notes after being screwed by technology when…

Overcoming Hate

I pondered a few weeks ago if, for some, hate could be an addiction that one must go through steps to overcome. I just finished reading another autobiographical account of a skinhead overcoming his hate-filled life where a big name Neo-Nazi recruiter awoke to find he was wrong about everything. And this morning, a national…

Pigeon Cooped Up in Philly

Tonight, due to still getting well from a nasty bout of the flu, I’m sitting home tonight instead of hanging out with my favorite emcee (and “your girl’s favorite emcee”), Pigeon John… but I did have the chance to catch up with him for a short preview of what y’all little biddies are in store…

Gun Violence and Compassion

“I always tell them ‘when you hear shots don’t look around to see where it’s coming from – just get down… I never thought I’d be coming out here for my child.” These are Chris “Quest” Rainey’s words from a short film by Jonathan Olshefski that was screened on Saturday night at Circle of Hope…

Lovelace and the Porn Question

The other day, I watched Lovelace, the 2013 film starring Amanda Seyfried as Linda Lovelace, star of 1970s porn classic Deepthroat and later anti-porn activist. The film was a pretty solid watch and I’d recommend it to people interested in seeing a story of a woman manipulated into a world she never really wanted to…

March Madness Mixtape

Hey, everyone… it’s March… and I’ve been getting a TON of hip hop submissions lately. I’m working on some album reviews, but I wanted to share some track with the heads out there on this lovely Sunday morning. The first is the third single from the long awaited upcoming Scribbling Idiots album, Invitation Only. The…