Author: Timo Cuoco

I began my career as a regular Army soldier & currently work at State Farm Insurance in Complex Auto Claims. I graduated with a B.A. in Mass Communications in Broadcast Journalism from Winthrop University & hold the CPCU, FLMI, AINS, ALMI, AIC, AIS & ACS insurance designations along with the EOM Level 1 Certification. In my spare time. I run an automated online radio station & website "Casting Such a Thin Shadow" which has given me the opportunity for several live telephone interviews over the years. I DJ & produce an online radio show currently for Ripper Radio which airs primarily in the USA, but also in Japan. I am also a music enthusiast & have seen circa 400+ shows. I have an awesome son, Tyler & a Siberian husky & a bearded dragon 2 snakes & 9 spiders who both keep me on my toes!

August 2, 2022

Kaleb Luebchow In Memoriam

It is sad to write this as most of us know by now that Kaleb has passed on July 27, 2022. Most of us know him for his amazing drumming work. He was originally from Champaign, Illinois which is about 45 minutes from where I currently reside. He has worked with many bands including War of Ages, The Burial, Hope for the Dying & a few others. Let us remember him as a brother in Christ who has gone home to be with our Saviour. … Continued →

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July 23, 2022

Song of the Day: Wedding Party - War Memorial

So while preparing for these reviews I have a list of ones that I know. And then realize I am getting ready to see this band live in a week! Wedding Party is a goth rock band that changed their direction to pop industrial & their name to Bridgeshadows, Met the guy who works with them on AD Windblown Records this past weekend also.  Check this band out along with other goth bands Virgin Black & Saviour Machine.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: Red - Ordinary World

I remember when this band first started, they were on a rock show hosted by Sonia Vannest. I found out about them & Evanescence on the  same show. We all know the directions that the bands took after. This SOTD is in hopes for more Red music. They have done a few covers but this is my fave from them as I loved this song as a kid when it was originally done by Duran Duran.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: Spoken - This Path vs Through It All

This one goes out to one of my fave bands of all time. Matt Baird is a man ov God. I literally just saw them live yet again 2 days ago & bought some merch off his oldest son! Anyways their LP Echoes is still in my top 20 albums of all time. The other SOTD showcases the cleaner production sound that they became known for. They are still releasing new music so BOLO for new stuff that they played.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: Slick Shoes - Fulfilling

This band is cool. I remember seeing them back in the day & I was impressed. I’d consider them pop punk & they were one of the early T&N bands that I had collected. Chose this one as I always understood the lyrics. The life’s torn from you, there is nowhere to turn. You’re all alone, you feel hollow and empty. Nothing you do can suppress the heartache that you feel. The only strength you have is used to cry in misery.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: Ron Collins - Run This Race vs All I Know

Ron Collins was a vocalist from the late 80s/early 90s whose prior band was TwentyTwenty & when this solo album came out, David & the Giants was his backing band. While I was in the military, I sang Run to myself many times while I ran my 2 miles during the physical fitness test. I got a 12:04 twice in a row. All I Know I think is one of the best songs ever & when I heard it on radio I was amazed.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: Five Iron Frenzy - Every New Day

Probably my most fave song from this long time running punk/ska band. I have never seen live & I am sad. 🙁  Anyways here are the lyrics & probably why I like it so much. Can you imagine the world where CCM radio would have this as a worship song instead of nonstop Hillsong? When I was young, The smallest trick of light, Could catch my eye, Then life was new And every new day, I thought that I could fly.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: Simple Mystery - On my Own

Simple Mystery is a band that is from my hometown Normal, Illinois. The 4 piece comprised of Jason, Eric, Jimmy & Chris. Chris you may have heard of  from his later band The Frantics & his work with Miss Angie & pop rock/worship group Goodbye Audio. Anyways my buddy Kelly Kerfoot let me borrow the cassette tape & I had looked for this song for many years since my cassette tape bit the dust maybe 20 years ago!… Continued →

May 30, 2022

Song of the Day: Six Feet Deep - Narrow

This band was awesome imho. The early days of Christian hxc bands had met their match with this phenomenal cd The Road Less Travelled. Songs like Congruent, Purify, Slip, & Steadfast are just pummeling.  It was like a breach of hxc w/ metalcore. Myk Porter & Matt Traxler went to to form an awesome emo band called Brandston (whom I got to see live several years ago) after but the band got its start in 91 in Ohio.… Continued →