Last week I was at Fitzgerald’s to catch the Torche show. I have a been a huge fan theirs ever since I hear their album Meanderthal, which carried so much melodic heft it was able to transcend not just the obvious audience but was also able to draw listeners from other, less, uh, metal [...]
Remember the 1987 movie Hellraiser? It was based on Brit horror writer Cliver Barker’s book the Hellbound heart. Barker directed the film, and while it isn’t exactly a cinematic masterpiece, it certainly makes up for its lack of sophistication with its overt and outward display of over-the-top goopy [...]
If I don’t post this week, that will be three weeks for me during which I have contributed nothing but some blithe comments to this blog. I love the NAP. And yet, my ability to pontificate on music has waned deeply into the arena of uselessness.
For all the reasons that I contribute to [...]
I’m currently watching the French miniseries about the Chilean terrorist, Carlos the Jackal. Generally speaking, this was the guy who ushered in the modern era of international terrorist activity on a grand scale.
The show is fantastic, I highly recommend it. But the thing I want to write about is a bit disturbing to [...]
Not too long ago I wrote a post about karaoke. I’m sure you all remember it because it was the balls.
Basically, my point was that in the course of my life l have spent very little time even considering the potential merits of karaoke.
In the end, I sort-of revised my all-encompassing view [...]
(I got this image from the Ticketweb site, lemme know if it’s yours and I’ll take it down.)
Back in the glorious 80s, when I was going to a crap-ton of hardcore shows over at Houston’s seminal Cabaret Voltaire, in a sea of awesome, inspiring bands, there were a few that were a [...]
A guy I work with is a big Diddy’s Dirty Money fan (which is P. Diddy’s latest project, for those who aren’t in the know, much like myself until he brought it to my attention). The album itself is like a sort of trip-hop, eclectic rap odyssey, run-through with Diddy’s ultra-lazy delivery. I wish [...]
Shit. I damn near skipped a week. Music, to talk about it. I want to post a video and just move on. For some vain reason, I simply am not there yet. And there are so many reasons that speak for themselves. Vanity, meet the NAP, and let’s roll.
So, yeah. So, okay, where [...]
In retrospect, the canopy may have been more of a memory than an actual experience. It was so dark, I couldn’t really see the oak limbs netting over the street as I got out of my car. However, having been there so many times before, I knew the layout with my eyes closed. Not [...]
Back in 2008, during that long, hot summer (like all long, hot Houston summers), the pits of hell cracked open, and with the sulfuric, vaporous tendrils that wrapped their wicked way around our souls came the announcement of a deed so nefarious, so delicously deviant, it defied description. As your dutiful reporter of the [...]