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Low vs. Diamond

hils, lucas, tad, molly, anthony, brian

hils, lucas, tad, molly, anthony, brian


Coldplay has announced that they will retire gracefully after their next cd. Of course I will miss them. My life would have been entirely different without Parachutes and A Rush of Cold Blood to the Head. But I respect their judgment and the fact that Chris Martin should have family time with Gwyneth and the children. The demise of this titan will leave a tremendous void. Alas.
yah-huh.

yah-huh.


But I think I know the band who is going to step up to try their shoes on for size. Low vs. Diamond may be small for the time being, but they are getting a giant rush of critical acclamation. Rolling Stones picked them up for their golden list of Six Artists to Watch in 2008

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Heavy Metal and Myth: let your mind ramble on…

Bilbo and pipe

Bilbo and pipe

it’s common knowledge that tolkien influenced led zeppelin, but did you ever think of exactly what that meant? that means that j.r.r. tolkien radicalized the entire music WORLD of TODAY. stairway to heaven to pretty-much-any-guitar-player-you-can-name (even nada surf!). there’s rock, and there’s progg, and there’s alternative, and there’s classic, and there’s surf, and there’s hard, and there’s rock, and there’s heavy metal, and there’s new age. enya and tolkien and the entire slough of massage-spa melodies. epic soundtracks, the new classical, howard shore and john williams and world-overturning patriot-shooting background drums. verra verra different, but all from the same root. I just explored tolkien’s musical influence in a term paper and learned all about the 21st c music evolution. the road goes ever on and on…

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