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Music’s a Garden…Dig It

Much has been made about the salad/tomato female country singer comments.  It’s a sad, brutal reality for female artists, these guys just delivered the facts coldly, directly and oddly.  The good news for fans of our kind of music is that country radio doesn’t really impact or dictate what we listen to or dig.  We […]

{Brad's Corner} June 2015: Comfortably Numb No More

{Brads Corner}

The past few years I’ve drifted, almost subconsciously, away from focusing as intently as usual on lyrics.  Melodies and guitars began to overshadow the words of the songs I dug.  I attribute this to my children coming in to my life and a bit of boredom and complacency with much of the music I’ve been […]

{Brad's Corner} May 2015: It’s Okay

{Brads Corner}

The recent buzz of the Chris Stapleton record has caused a great deal of talk to spread across online music fandom.  As with any quick rise in status, (see Sturgill Simpson), there is an expected backlash.  Even if it is a minor one.  Not everyone is going to “get” everything.  I don’t “get” Lucero.  I […]

{Review} RR, WB, WCG and Monster Records

    “Well, it’s not really a monster track Mike.” Jerry Jeff Walker spoke those tongue-in-cheek words over 40 years ago as the tapes rolled on his recording “Gettin’ By”.  It was a knowing wink that while the song was simple and somewhat off the cuff, Jerry Jeff knew he was on the brink of a […]

{Brad's Corner} April 2015: Transferring to the Tube

{Brads Corner}

The way we consume media in these modern times is quite different from how we took it in as recently as five years ago.  Streaming and avenues like Apple TV and Netflix allow us to gluttonously devour television series and movies as if we were headed to Whataburger after a fast.  We don’t consume these […]