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Lonely Avenue by Ben Folds and Nick Hornby

30 Oct

The latest album by Ben Folds, Lonely Avenue,  is a little different than his previous efforts. This album was a collaboration between Ben and Nick Hornby. Nick wrote all the lyrics and Ben put the music around it and performed it.

I didn’t know it when I first heard the name, but I am a fan of Nick Hornby! He is an English writer who happened to write the book that one of my favorite movies of all time was based off of, High Fidelity with John Cusack. I’ve actually contemplated purchasing the book (since I’ve started reading actual books!). Every song seems to do a great job telling a story, this shouldn’t be a surprise when you see how many great novels Hornby has written!

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Ben Folds and a Piano

18 Mar

On Tuesday night JC and I went to the House of Blues at Downtown Disney to see Ben Folds and a Piano. This was my first time seeing Ben Folds live and I will say up front…it was awesome! We found out about the concert only last week and I drove over to the HOB box office and saved about $10 a ticket in crappy Ticketmaster/Live Nation fees. How can you charge me to use my own paper and ink to print the ticket? But I digress…

Our tickets!

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Metallica – Death Magnetic Review

16 Sep
Album Cover

Album Cover

Over the weekend I picked up the latest album from one of my favorite bands, Metallica. Death Magnetic is the band’s ninth studio album, the first without Bob Rock (producer) and the first to have Robert Trujillo on bass (yes this is the first ALBUM to have Robert on bass he was hired AFTER St. Anger was recorded, Bob Rock actually played most of the bass on St. Anger). This album follows St. Anger which many fans consider a failure. I, personally, enjoyed the songs and writing on St. Anger but HATED the production. It sounded like they had recorded the album inside of a trash can. The album lacked extended guitar solos, but I always felt guitar solos were best saved for live shows anyways.

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Scars on Broadway – Review

8 Aug

So this will be a first for my blog. Today, for my 100th post, I will be reviewing a new album. Scars on Broadway’s self titled debut is pretty much what you would expect from System of a Down, if you were expecting a System of a Down album without Serj Tankian.

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