At Musikfest 2015, The Sound They Made was Love

This is Tony. Tony loves the Yankees, the Lakers, and a good cheeseburger. Tony jams out to the Eagles, the Beatles, and Chicago. Tony’s your average top-40, All-American guy. Tony also lives right outside Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and had never been to Musikfest. Or ever listened to the Flaming Lips. Or probably had any interest in…

Still Learning From the Class of ’95

Note: This is part 2 of a 2 part piece, so read this first. In the midst of my nostalgic binge over the past year, my wife and I recently watched several of the classic high school movies from the 80’s. It seems that John Hughes and other film makers really understood the dynamics and…

TPM Repost: JoCo’s Heart

The following review was originally written for thepaintedman.com. Dear Jonathan Coulton: I have all the room in my head for you as long as you keep producing albums as solid, fun, and fresh as Artificial Heart. His eighth studio album, Artificial Heart represents the end of a long break from recording new material and also…

Reunited… and it feels so ????

This past weekend was my 20 year High School reunion. Now, I realize that it’s not really that original to write or create something based on the kinds of reflections and observations that these reunions can cause, but I’ve been in an uber-nostalgic place for about the past year now (see THIS), and a significant…