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  • Movie Review: Anvil: The Story of Anvil

    Those who know me know that I grew up on 80’s metal. Mostly because that’s how I learned how to play the guitar…and partially because it was the coolest thing going (sorry,…

  • Greener Pastures

    As it turns out, I did find a new job. I’m at Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri. Technically, the company is located in Missouri but we now live in Kansas. On…

  • Adam Lambert

    I’ve only seen Adam Lambert sing a handful of songs now on American Idol but I’m starting to hear a pattern. Starts low, jumps into jazzy broadway-esque musical theater only to push…

  • 12 Notes

    I just read a so-so interview with Eddie Van Halen and he had one interesting response to a question that I think really sums up his entire approach to music: “You only…

  • 50 Things About Me

    This blog, founded on June 1, 2004, is written and produced by Matt Binkowski. Matt and baby Elise 1. I have been happily married for 14 years to my best friend, partner…

  • How Zune Before You Sell Yours?

    With user generated content sharing all the rage, along comes Microsoft and their interpretation of “sharing” as it applies to their new “Zune” MP3 player. New York Times tech writer David Pogue…

  • And Just Like That

    I’m in a band again. Sorta. My bro called yesterday and asked if I’d like to be the rhythm guitarist for a fellow Tribute Night’er who’s recording some new stuff. So, off…

  • Catchin’ Up With Google

    This isn’t what you think. For some reason I went to youtube.com and looked up Hot Water Music. They used to play with my band in college and I just wondered if…

  • Unable to Use Your Own Image

    Wow. I just made a quick search for Chris Daughtry’s pre-American Idol band, Absent Element), and found this image: Naturally, the first thing you would look for on that page is an…

  • Rockstar INXS

    I’ve read that many people find this show a joke, and why shouldn’t they? For MONTHS they’d held on to the premise of finding a new lead singer when the truth is,…