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Came across a cool new site – 8tracks –  that lets you upload 8 songs at a time, and make an old school 8 track mix out of them. It’s perfectly legal in a Pandora-esque way in that you can’t actually pick the songs you want to listen to on demand, but rather you listen to others’ mixes in a radio type format.

Here’s my first mix, which is a little out of character for me since it’s all rap, but what the hell.


Metallica’s Death Magnetic – My Review

The thing that’s tough about music reviews is that the reviewer generally gets the new CD a week or two before it is released to the public, meaning they only have a few listens at best to give their opinion on up to 80 minutes of music. That, to me is not enough time to form an opinion on an album. Time is needed to truly enjoy or not enjoy the album before informing the masses what you think the best song on the album is and really mean it.  Sure, you can either love it or hate it right off the bat, but for me, an album really stands out if I end up listening to it over and over and over from the day I purchase it.

That, my friends – is what we have here in ‘Death Magnetic.’

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Headed over to the new Newbury Comics in Norwood last night to grab the new Metallica album, ‘Death Magnetic’ and also watch a friend’s Metallica cover band crank out some tunes right inside the store with WAAF. Took a bunch of photos which you can view by clicking the photo above.

Metalliham rocking out at Newbury Comics

Gotta say, that’s the biggest Newbury Comics there is, and well worth the trip if you’re looking for that sort of thing to purchase.

Weird actually buying a CD as opposed to downloading it! Loving the album thus far, on my second time through already!


Nine Inch Nails Live @ The Forum – Inglewood, CA, 9.06.08

Good ol’ Trent Reznor. I love this photo! Still disappointed that the show in Worcester in August was postponed until November, but at least it wasn’t flat out canceled.

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Photo uploaded by Nine Inch Nails Official


Six days until…

…Metallica is BACK. Man, it feels so good to say that, as anyone who knows anything about these guys knows that their last album, St. Anger, was nothing short of awful. No guitar solos for chrissake!

From what I’ve heard of ‘Death Magnetic‘ (being released next Friday, Sept. 12), it seems legendary producer Rick Rubin stepped in said quite simply – “Enough screwing around, do what you do best.”

I’m not much of a music reviewer, but I’ll do a song by song review once I have the full album in hand. Until then, I’ll be listening to these six songs for the next six days.

One last note – Legendary Framingham Metallica cover band METALLIHAM will be playing at the all-new Newbury Comics in Norwood on Friday to celebrate the new album. I am going to try and head down there after work, and I suggest you do the same! If you are from MA in were into the local music scene in the late 90s-early 00s, you’ll recognize lead singer Brendan Cheever as the former lead singer/bass player of Controlled Aggression.



Well, after the debacle that was the Super Bowl, there was definitely the need to blow off some steam. And what better way to do that than seeing a couple of kickass metal bands at Lupo’s???

Sean and Coleen picked me up after work and we headed down to Lupo’s in Providence to check out Nonpoint, Machine Head and HELLYEAH.

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Love the new Beastie Boys Album.

Though its not really “new” anymore….it’s unreal. Completely instrumental, which you wouldn’t expect from a ‘rap/hip hop’ group. However, as most people know, they’re not anywhere near your normal rap/hip hop group. They’re a full-fledged band in a league of their own. As one of my co-workers said to me, “those guys can play their instruments!” Can they ever.
I even went so far as to use some of the tracks in a “behind the scenes” video I made for the RevsTV.