July Album Reviews

Everclear Frank Ocean Joe Walsh Matisyahu Soul Asylum Neil Young Everclear Invisible Stars Invisible Stars, the new album from Everclear, is better than it ought to be. Yes, Art Alexakis is 50 years old now and his voice has seen better days, but this time around he and his current band mates (we’re now on […]

Top 11 Songs About Dogs and Cats

Top 11 Songs About Dogs and Cats

Dogs & cats make their way into the average Internet user’s mind every 0.4 seconds. Okay, we made that statistic up, but it DOES seem realistic, doesn’t it? It’s hard to go for more than 5 minutes on the Web without seeing an irresistible cat video or a shot of a mischievous dog tearing up […]

11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood

11 New Board Game Movie Suggestions for Hollywood

Farewell, Hollywood. Original, creative storylines, plots, and movie concepts have gone the way of the View-Master – replaced by flashy, style-over-substance monstrosities about CGI transforming-robot battles, cartoonish critters dancing to contemporary hip-hop songs, and vapid remakes of movies that didn’t need remakes in the first place. The latest trend of the conglomerate movie machine? Turning […]

Tool to Release New Album in May?

Tool to Release New Album in May?

Avant-garde experimental/progressive rock enigmas Tool may be gearing up to release a new album next month…if you believe an old newsletter posted on the band’s official site. As Audio Ink Radio dug up, an old post from May 2011 contains some promising words about the band’s new material, which when released will be their first […]

February Album Reviews

  Paul McCartney – Kisses on the Bottom Kick off your shoes, pour a glass of wine or tea, light a fire. If allowed, the light, romantic mood of Kisses on the Bottom can sweep you away into a past you quite possibly never lived. For this record Paul McCartney stepped out of his role […]

Ayn Rand: Like a Zombie, She’s Back!

She’s back! Like a laissez faire zombie, 29 years after her death philosopher/ novelist Ayn Rand has risen from the grave. A movie adaptation of Rand’s 1957 tome Atlas Shrugged opened on tax day this year, propelling her original novel onto Amazon’s bestseller list, and this week the DVD is released. Tea Partiers, libertarians and […]

Graffiti is Street-Art! / No, It’s Vandalism!

Graffiti is Street-Art! / No, It’s Vandalism!

Pro A couple of years ago, when graffiti was just graffiti, and street artists were just vandals, I really hated it all. But things change, and for whatever reasons, my view of graffiti has changed too. The other day I was driving on the 110 freeway coming home from the beach. I actually wasn’t doing […]