Category Archives: music

includes yearly top records and other personal best ofs

Prepping MPHnoise: War

War. Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong asked what it was good for. Bob Marley noted there is War in the east, War in the west, War up north, War down south, everywhere is war And, of course, the Exploited extolled … Continue reading

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The Great Jersey Controversy: Thursday – Full Collapse

Every proud Jersey kid knows the undeniable, debate-ending power of pulling out the genius of Frank Sinatra, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, the Fugees, and so on. While the sales numbers and cultural iconography are arguably the reason conversations occur, … Continue reading

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Stars and Scars column intro

A long, long while ago I used to write on occasion for a number of print and online ‘zines. DIY publications that were labors of love more than commercial successes for everyone involved. My contributions were primarily an outlet for … Continue reading

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Murder hitting close to home

Musicians dying prematurely is almost cliche at this point. Musicians dying in general in 2016 is definitely cliche. Musicians being killed is even it’s own kind of weird cliche. Then, there’s Christina Grimmes’ murder this week. One might just dismiss … Continue reading

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Primus and the Padawan

Over the year’s there’s a lot of research into the effects of music on developing infants. The majority of it says the same thing: music is good but certain types of music is better. The premise of the “certain kinds … Continue reading

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Padawan’s good music

There are endless studies done on how sound effects infants, particularly the sounds of music. Although the auditory senses are functioning in the womb during the last trimester and most babies are born being able to distinguish a wide array … Continue reading

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The power of the Bowie Babe

I saw my baby, crying hard as babe could cry What could I do My baby’s love had gone And left my baby blue Nobody knew What kind of magic spell to use Slime and snails Or puppy dogs’ tails … Continue reading

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