Author: Timo Cuoco

I began my career as a regular Army soldier & currently work at State Farm Insurance as a Complex Claims Specialist. 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. Currently working on a certification as an estimator prolevel through I-Car. I also have many implemented or changed procedures through innovation. 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 also write music reviews for Indie Vision Music when I have time. As a musician, I play bass guitar & drums & dabble in electric/acoustic guitar. In Toastmasters, I have completed my CL, CC & ALB public speaking designations while holding the VP of Education & Treasurer offices. I aspired to be a news reporter & have considered producing or directing newscasts. Here at State Farm, I have considered the following areas: Creative Services to work on video production, commercial underwriting, talent acquisition or leadership. I also am the voice for Quinn Ravensword for a television series The Last Dragonslayer which is being helmed by Kandy Kane from the shock rock band rackets & Drapes. I am also a music enthusiast & have seen circa 200+ musicians. I have an awesome son, Tyler & a Siberian husky & a bearded dragon & 2 spiders who both keep me on my toes!

March 9, 2022

Song of the Day: Few Left Standing - Wishing You

Few Left Standing was a spirit filled late 90s hxc band from Tennessee. Their stuff was primarily released by Takehold Records which actually housed Underoath in their early days (my fave from the band). The band reformed & played a show recently at Furnace Fest. This SOTD always reminded me of another song by Zao called A Fall Farewell as the lyrics relate to wishing a friend would find Jesus. I also put some of the footage from the Furnace Fest show for your enjoyment.… Continued →

March 7, 2022

Song of the Day: Wolves at the Gate - Asleep

Wolves at the Gate-where do I begin! This is the epitome of what one would call melodic metalcore. I have had the joy of seeing them live once & hanging with the main vocalist. Chase Tremaine has a decent cover if you want to check it out also. Some of their songs have found their way onto mainstream radio along with Skillet & of course Underoath. Their new release Eulogies is gearing up for release in a few days on  March 11.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: Last Tuesday vs The Alarm - The Stand

Last Tuesday (pop punk) & The Alarm (new wave) hail from 2 different decades, but have great renditions of The Stand which was inspired by the Stephen King novel of the same name. Mike Peters (frontman for The Alarm) & Dave Sharp wrote the song & had this to say “This song follows the Christian doctrine that The Rapture, when Christ returns to Earth and believers are transported to heaven, will be a time of celebration.… Continued →

February 23, 2022

Song of the Day: The Letter Black - Believe

The Letter Black is a modern female fronted rock band from Pennsylvania. Originally known as Breaking the Silence, they have released a few LPS at this stage of their career with the latest being on Seventh Day Slumber’s Joseph Rojas’ Rockfest records. Anyways, hope you like this symphonic esque rock song about believing in Jesus even though we cannot see Him. Sometimes I feel like I’m alone Hoping, praying You hear me Screaming inside to ease the pain Save me, keep me alive I’m not afraid anymore Of what I don’t know Believe, in the unknown (I put my faith, in the unknown) Believe, in God alone (I put my hope, in God alone) Have faith in what you don’t know Sometimes I feel like I have to cry Until my emotions have run dry I’m breaking inside to hide the pain Save me, keep me alive I know you’re here I can feel you now I know your love embraces me Give up all your sorrow Have faith in what you don’t know In God alone Have faith in what you don’t know You don’t know Continued →

February 21, 2022

Song of the Day: Playdough - 1 Day

Playdough aka Krum is an awesome rapper originally from Texas. He was half the duo known as Ill Harmonics which I loved back in the day with their album An Octave Above the Original. I have most everything he has done in his career & is one of my 3 faves besides Propaganda & NF. This SOTD is a humorous reference of what would you do if you knew you only had one day left on this earth.… Continued →

February 19, 2022

Song of the Day: Steve Camp - He Covers Me

Steve Camp was & is a fave of mine due to his songwriting & pop rock music. This SOTD means a lot to me per its heartfelt lyrics as seen below. BTW, he is also a pastor! Oh Lord, I feel so barren and ashamed of who I am How I often felt I hid it well, it is a lie I cannot defend So I lean upon Your mercy as I confess my sin to You There is no easy way, no saving face, when I finally see the truth So let my life be filled with only You I know someday I will be free The weight of sin shall be released But for now He covers me And though the trials never end I’ve learned to take them as my friend For each day He covers me Sometimes the pressure builds around me and I feel about to break I suffer painfully from wrongs done to me but vengeance isn’t mine to take So let me glory in my weakness till Your strength’s revealed in me It is Your grace alone that helps me carry on to be the man I long to be So let Your life be perfected, Lord in me Until it’s You they see And though heartache surrounds me I know Your love is around me Nothing can separate me from You And I know it’s true Continued →

February 16, 2022

Song of the Day: EDL:-One's Own Self

EDL (Everyday Life) is one of my fave bands of all time. I remember hearing this demo CD along with Gryp’s Indecision back in the day & buying them. I was amazed at both & have followed them since those days. I have a few of the band members on social media & have spoken to a couple. This first album by EDL was raw & has always been my favorite. Other songs such as Bystander, Perseverance & Dis are awesome.… Continued →

February 14, 2022

Song of the Day: Eli-Unqualified

Eli used to be know as Paul Falzone. He has a great biography on Christian Music Archive if you want to do a deep dive & is a role model for a Christian coming from a negative start. Jesus worked with him & he said “In life it takes a lot of manure to grow a beautiful rosebush. God has the ability to transform our lives and purify us through what happens to us everyday and though it’s rough at times, it’s incredible to feel and notice the change that is taking place in my life.… Continued →

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Song of the Day - Joy Electric -Quite Quieter Than Spiders, etc...!

Joy Electric aka Ronnie Martin is Jason’s brother from Starflyer 59. The 2 brothers have released several albums from their various monikers of The Brothers Martin, The Foxhole Hunt, Dancehouse Children. Ronnie is also a pastor in Ohio. I just happen to like spiders & if you do also, check out the following songs/albums that feature our favorite 8 legged God created creatures! I have 2 tarantulas myself: a Mexican Red-Knee & a Pink Toe. WILDERNESS OF TEKOA-SPIDERS, WHITE COLLAR SIDESHOW-LIKE SPIDERS WEAVE, GO FISH-ITSY BITSY SPIDER, DEAR EPHESUS-DEAR SPIDER, LEPER-SPIDER WEBS, JOE ROMERO-ITSY BITSY SPIDER, WONROWE VISION-RESIDENT SPIDER, ALICE COOPER-ALONG CAME A SPIDER CD, SUNNY DAY REAL ESTATE-FLATLAND SPIDER, MELLOWDRAMATIC WALLFLOWERS-SPY DER SPIDER, SHILOHTRANCE-THE SPIDER, MEWITHOUTYOU, BROWNISH, ORANCE, YELLOW SPIDER, TEMPLAR-SKY SPIDER 2, SECRET & WHISPER-SPIDER BESIDER, SEVEN SYSTEM-KILL THE SPIDER, LOVEDRUG-SPIDERS,LIL RASKULL-AMAZING (UNOFFICIAL AMAZING SPIDERMAN THEME), KANSAS-THE SPIDER, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA-SPIDERHEADS, UNTILWEDIE!-MOUTHFUL… Continued →

February 5, 2022

Song of the Day - Believer -Dies Irae (Day of Wrath)

Believer is a Pennsylvanian 4 piece technical thrash metal band. Forming in 1985 they changed their name from Deceiver. I remember buying their Sanity Obscure LP in my hometown of Normal, Illinois & then later getting a cassette tape of Dimensions. A few years back they released 3 2-song singles & I haven’t seen anything from them since. This SOTD I have seen as one the origins of the symphonic metal scene. Below are the Latin lyrics along with their meaning & a live video also.… Continued →

January 31, 2022

Song of the Day: Everything in Slow Motion - The Fool vs Most Days

Everything in Slow Motion is hands (pun intended) down one of my fave artists of all time. Shane Ochsner was involved with post hxc outfit Hands. These 2 SOTDs are some of my fave songs of all time. His lyrical content has always meant worlds to me as I have dealt (& still deal) with sins & the freedom YHWH gives is just the most amazing gift we can receive on this earth imho. Take a look at these heartfelt excerpts lyrics from the songs.… Continued →

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Song of the Day: Kids - Golden Road

Kids is a relatively new indie rock band out on Tooth & Nail records. Today’s SOTD is an upbeat love song that will get stuck in your head. Check out the lyrics below. Well I don’t know the future so I wonder How to know if a golden road will end And the dreams we dream may lead to certain failure But where the road goes lead me to her All I know is I’m gonna marry that girl I’m gonna marry that girl I’m gonna marry that girl Can’t wait to tell her I will I’m gonna marry that girl No time for anyone else I’m gonna marry that girl Gone the days are all the pain and heartache Gone the dames and all failed attempts Cause the dreams we dare to dream are being granted I’ll claim forever until it happens All I know is Continued →

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Song of the Day: Freeto Boat -10th and Woodsborough

Freeto Boat was an awesome punk rock band mixed with ska. Like my previous SOTD for Sick of Change, this one is also a love song. Today I’ll let the sun set, There’s no anger in my heart. Tonight just let the moon rise, Our time won’t be spent apart. Starlight and confessions Of what you mean to me, These twilight conversations they’re helping me to see… What you are in God’s eyes, what you are in mine not a hair too shy of perfect and always just in time.… Continued →

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