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No Rest For The Wicked
New Pickups
04/14/10 at 09:26 PM by Steve Henderson
Just picked up the physical versions of the new Gorillaz, Beach House, and Yeasayer albums. Looking forward to digging into those.
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First Impressions: The Morning Of
04/14/10 at 06:54 AM by Steve Henderson



While The World As We Know It was a solid collection of pop songs, some complained (justifiably so) that the overall tone of the record was a little too Disney-ish. Well folks, The Morning Of have grown up. The Way I Fell In is a pitch-perfect suite of gorgeous, engaging, mature, and masterfully crafted tunes. Justin and Jessica's vocals have never sounded better, and Jim Wirt did an absolutely killer job producing the record. Early favorites are "The Ones That Fall Apart", "The Time It Takes To Grow" the Jessica-only "I Know You Know", "Bring Me Home", and "Heaven or Hell (feat. Aaron Marsh)" but really, the entire album is devoid of filler.

I would be extremely surprised if this band did not have a huge breakout of a year. This album should take them places, for sure. I'd highly recommend preordering it if you are digging the new stuff.
Tags: the morning of, first impressions
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Selling some stuff
03/21/10 at 12:39 PM by Steve Henderson
If anyone is interested, I am selling a signed, never played Anthony Green vinyl, and some signed album covers as well. Who WOULDN'T want that signed Acceptance Phantoms booklet?
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Too much head, too little heart...
11/01/09 at 09:21 PM by Steve Henderson
Shot some awesome Backstage Sessions with Closure in Moscow last week...hope you all dig. Will go on main page tomorrow.

"Sweet#hart"

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"Deluge"

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Tags: closure in moscow, backstage sessions
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Impressions: Saosin - In Search of Solid Ground
09/02/09 at 12:13 PM by Steve Henderson
Can't really call this "first impressions" since I have been listening to Saosin's In Search of Solid Ground for some time now. I have been hoping it would click after a few listens, but no such luck. The record is just, well...boring.

These guys have gone from being one of the most promising bands in the scene to being an above-average radio-rock group. Sadly seems like the sophomore slump hit Saosin pretty hard.

PS - where the hell is Saosin hiding Alex Rodriguez on this record? Where is the killer drumming from S/T on most of the tracks? Dude has to be the most under-utilized drummer ever on this album.
Tags: first impressions, saosin
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Epic October Weekend
08/28/09 at 09:26 AM by Steve Henderson
October 10th: Seeing Daniel Tosh in Indy (front row)
October 11th: Seeing David Cross in Columbus (3rd row)

Holy moses that is going to be an epic comedy weekend.
Tags: comedy, david cross, daniel tosh
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Oh Hai, Saosin
08/07/09 at 11:25 AM by Steve Henderson
Just got the new Saosin album...really looking forward to digging into this. Will post impressions soon.
Tags: saosin
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Guess what concert I am going to see...
08/05/09 at 02:42 PM by Steve Henderson
Jimmy Buffett. Tomorrow. That's right.

Kind of random, I know - but one of my friends had an extra ticket and asked if I wanted to go, no charge. I figure I might as well go and get tanked. Why not, right?
Tags: jimmy buffett, random, concert
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10k
07/30/09 at 07:18 AM by Steve Henderson
This silly little blog has now been viewed over 10,000 times. Crazy....maybe I should continue to blog here and there.
Tags: blog, random thought
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Third Eye Blind
07/29/09 at 04:08 PM by Steve Henderson
Random thoughts:

I love that band.

And this thread is bananas.
Tags: third eye blind, random thought
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If Only More Music Could Do This
07/28/09 at 11:49 AM by Steve Henderson
I have had albums this year that I like, and that I love, but Sleeping at Last's Storyboards takes it to an entirely different level. It moves me emotionally, and changes the way I feel about my day and my life. This is a special kind of music, people. If you haven't listened, pick it up ASAP.
Tags: sleeping at last, recommendation
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Who To See at Warped?
07/26/09 at 09:40 PM by Steve Henderson
So I am going to Warped this week, really just to finally see Therefore I Am. But since I am going to be there all day, any recommendations on bands I should check out?

I will probably check out Brokencyde and Millionaires just to see what sort of rejects actually listen to that kind of garbage. Must remember to bring ear plugs.
Tags: warped tour, therefore i am, brokencyde, millionaires
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First Impressions: Sleeping at Last - Storyboards
07/25/09 at 04:54 PM by Steve Henderson



Just starting to dig into this one, and it is absolutely, completely gorgeous. Easily the prettiest record that has been or will be released this year, no doubt. It is pretty stripped down, even compared to Keep No Score, but the instrumentation is applied perfectly. Jeremy Larson's contribution is really apparent on a lot of tracks, as well. The thing that struck me right away is how mindblowingly awesome Ryan O'Neal's voice is...easily one of the best vocalists out there right now. This is likely going to be a Top 3 or 5 record for sure.
Tags: sleeping at last, first impressions
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Tomorrow on AP.net
07/23/09 at 07:50 PM by Steve Henderson
Be sure to check back tomorrow for Copeland's Backstage Sessions video. Aaron Marsh performing "The Suitcase Song" makes me weak in the knees.
Tags: copeland, backstage sessions, aaron marsh
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Summer Tongues
07/21/09 at 10:03 PM by Steve Henderson
I like when I am on a boat and we drop Anchor and I read the instructions in Braille.
Tags: anchor and braille, exclusive, absolutexclusive
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