Thoughts on Doom: Eternal

Doom: Eternal is a pretty good name for a franchise that keeps getting ported, updated, and rebooted more than 25 years after it first launched….

Ron Brockmeier

Remembering my father

Ronald C. Brockmeier, my father, passed away on January 21, 2020 in Dorchester, Wisconsin. He was 79, and had spent about two and a half…

A little Robyn Hitchcock

Went to see Robyn Hitchcock Thursday night at The Arts Center in Carrboro. This was a solo acoustic show, joined for a few songs by…

Revelator by Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim

Nicky Skopelitis & Raoul Björkenheim: Revelator

Bill Laswell has been a busy fellow lately, pushing out a lot of stuff on his label (I guess?) to Bandcamp that’s been out for…

The Checkmates: Do the Walk

Once upon a time I thought I knew a lot about “oldies” music, but the more I delve into things the more I find that…

Snake Charmer cover

Jah Wobble meets The Edge

A few days ago I was reading through Jah Wobble’s discography and noticed something I hadn’t spotted before, an EP with Holger Czukay and U2’s…

Casey Kasem

Get your top 40 on…

If you’re of a certain age, you probably spent some time listening to American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. While I’m not a big top…

The Staves: Tired as Fuck (and a rant)

A few months ago, I stumbled on The Staves “Tired as Fuck,” and it’s been a go-to listen on YouTube, Spotify, etc. It’s got a…

Secret Drum Band's Dynamics

Today’s album pick: Dynamics by Secret Drum Band

This is another Bandcamp win, Secret Drum Band‘s Dynamics. Based in Portland, Oregon the band describes the album thusly: “Dynamics sees composers Lisa Schonberg, Allan…

"Skylarking" by XTC album cover

“Skylarking” by XTC (No. 1)

I’m not saying that Skylarking is the best album in the history of the universe, but I’m not not saying it either. Certainly it’s the…