April 3, 2017
A really great article on the current explosion of the digital streaming marketplace and it’s subsequent takeover of standard music purchases can be read here (Billboard Article). It is interesting how much things have changed in the past decade and half. I remember the times of the pirates like Napster, Morpheus, Kazaa, etc. and how they threatened to undermine popular music. Then digital stores started popping up like iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, Amazon, Google Play, and many more. With each new incarnation of digital distribution there have been the critics who have tried to signal “the end is near” for popular music and yet time and time again they’ve been proven wrong.… Continued →
November 18, 2016
Facedown Records has announced something incredible cool called “Facedown LTD.” which is a subscription based vinyl plan. There are 12 Vinyl Records available from Comeback Kid, xLookingForwardx, War of Ages (2), For Today, Gideon, Sleeping Giant, xDeathstarx, A Plea for Purging, Hands, xDisciplex AD, and Figure Four. Keep in mind that these are rare and limited to just 250 of each album. Some of these haven’t been pressed to vinyl before and the others will be rare collectors items in a few years. The price is $190 for all 12 Vinyl in a bundle (shipped at different times with last shipment in March 2017).… Continued →
October 30, 2016
This is an amazing article and I understand the sentiments so clearly. This is something that has weighed heavily on my heart too. I’ve made like minded statements around the web the past several years similar in ways to which this article is written. The notion that the passing legacies of once great artists seemingly gets forgotten, rings true in the hearts and minds of us aging fans and rockers. All those artists who’ve decided to call it quits over the past 30+ years (I can list tons of names) shouldn’t be forgotten or for their albums and art to go out of print.… Continued →
October 20, 2016
Jason Parker (Ex-Guitarist/songwriter for Focused, Uphold, Outnumbered) and a friend have started a special 90’s Spirit Filled Hardcore facebook page. Links to old demos/recordings, flyers and pics, and more. Join the discussion and proudly relive your youth. Also, you can look forward to the new Focused tshirt/hoodie that will go on sale soon.… Continued →
October 16, 2016
With October quickly coming to an end, my question for all of you is what album from this month has made the biggest impact? What release have you been spinning the most? Favorite CD, Vinyl, Tape, Digital album of October 2016?… Continued →
September 14, 2014
Apple quietly put an end to the (much loved) iPod Classic this past week. As you can see in their official store, it is no longer available for sale. That doesn’t mean you can’t find it for sale on sites like eBay, but for the rest of us I think we can safely say… RIP. I am very much still a user of the iPod Classic since that is the connection my car uses, so for me it’s just simple. What do the rest of you use for your music collections?… Continued →
January 22, 2014
After we had such awesome discussion regarding the ten most impacting albums, this seemed to be a natural progression. List the three shows that you attended that had the biggest impact on your life. Feel free to share why they had a lasting impact or any fun details from your experiences.… Continued →
January 4, 2014
This is a spin off of the Facebook thing floating around that prompts you to list your top 10 favorite albums that have made the biggest impact on your life. List those 10 albums below and let’s start a discussion on what music continues to impact your life. Maybe some of you will find some new bands to check out.… Continued →
December 19, 2013
In our final (?) In the Silence of the Mind for 2013, I examine the ultimate Christmas Music Playlist. Be sure to chime in with your favorite songs!
September 19, 2013
In the Silence of the Mind: September 19th, 2013 Purity in the Media: Part 2. In part one of In The Silence of the Mind: Purity in the Media I recounted a pivotal moment in my life where my preferred media choices and my devotion to Christ came to a head. Let’s continue our journey together by starting with a great quote from an amazing author. “Christians aren’t really so different from non-Christians, certainly not on the scale you would expect considering the promises of love, joy, and peace boldly pronounced from thousands of pulpits across the land.… Continued →
November 18, 2010
Looking for something to stir you up a bit? Then let me introduce you to six guys outta the Motor City that are poised to do just that.
September 17, 2010
Are you sitting comfortably? Then we'll begin. Our story starts with a beautiful little girl by the name of Esther...
December 7, 2009
On an IVM sponsored tour now with Abel... there must be something we need to know about Lórien. And there is...
Lost Ocean's back... and better than before.
August 21, 2009
Quiet? A little. Science? Not so much. Decent alt-rock? For sure.
March 12, 2009
Upbeat pop-punk from the heartland. Since Forever's 6-song EP hits the spot.
Anticipation... the name says it all. Now that I've heard it, waiting for Everfound's full-length release to drop this summer is killing me.