Showing posts from June, 2008

One of these days, the PAUSE button will break...

I know that it's been very quiet here on Letters From A Tapehead , but it's not for lack of trying. It's been rough finding time to write lately. However, I'm working on at least three articles right now, one of them being a review of Mike Patton 's A Perfect Place . At some point, I'm sure I'll be able to get on a relatively consistent schedule. In the meantime, thanks for your patience, understanding and continued interest in what my fingers type out when the need hits them. Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead

International Bullet Proof Album

Bauhaus Go Away White Bauhaus Music Released: 3.4.08 Rating: 9 out of 10 Let it be said that when reading something like “Their first record in 25 years,” I’m immediately skeptical. Why? A certain little band last year released one of these “reunion”-type albums much to my utter excitement and probable joy…y’know, till I listened to it. What band? The Stooges . It was the type of mismanaged clusterfuck that can only make one feel that reunions exist purely to decimate and tarnish what was once impenetrable and spotless. I know that bands are comprised of humans. I don’t need to know that they’re fallible and I don’t need reunions to prove it to me while they shamelessly, (smiles fully blazing and intact), embarrass themselves and sully their oftentimes legendary or at the very least respected pasts. It’s usually a cruel swipe at a music fan when he’s treated to a new album by a reunited band, especially when it’s a band as groundbreaking as The Stooges. Needless

Bo Diddley (1928-2008)

Bo Diddley checked out of this dimension at the age of 79. Wherever Mr. Diddley winds up (heaven, hell, Jupiter...etc.), let's hope that we all follow his lead, because the music will be perfect and will probably last forever. Rest in peace, Mr. Diddley. We'll be sure to send your funeral bill to Geoorge Thorogood . I think he owes you a lot of money. Sincerely, Letters From A Tapehead