New single released today from what I consider to be indie rock’s most perfect band, Versus (from NYC originally). This single comes not long after the release of their new EP Ex Nihilo back on May 3rd. Curiously at the bottom of the cover for this one it says Ex Voto so there may be another EP forthcoming that this particular song is taken from. Of course Versus is one of those indie rock bands known for releasing lots of EPs. I gotta say this one is classic Versus as this band never disappoints. Check it out below.
So I’ve been doing this music thing for while, right? But I’ve never been in a cover band, I’ve always created original music. But recently I joined an Alice in Chains tribute band that actually has a show coming up on July 5th at Radio Radio in the Fountain Square neighborhood of Indianapolis. How crazy is that? The guys I’m playing with have also played in other tribute bands for such classic rock icons as Soundgarden, Guns n’ Roses, AC/DC and The Cure. I am splitting lead and rhythm guitar duties as well as helping out with the multitude of harmonizing backing vocals that Alice in Chains are very notable for executing very well.
We’ve had four rehearsals so far, getting tighter and tighter with each one.
Naturally, literacy is a big deal to me so this problem hits home pretty hard as it’s a question I’ve wrestle with regarding my own children coming up in this society of constant distractions, digital devices and technology run amuck.
Via screenshot from my phone 😏
Featured image by Mr. Ellis himself, via his Instagram.
Sleater-Kinney’s new single reminds me of Depeche Mode, musically (the production on the drums and bass). Which is also to say that I like it quite instantly. It’s quite a departure for these Pacific Northwest ladies, but it’s catchy nonetheless. Dig it.
Apparently WordPress + plug-ins + jetpack and theme updates = batshit crazy results. Uncle Warren is nonplussed about it.
So, my WordPress install grinds exceedingly slow. Jetpack breaks every time I update the plug-in, to the point where I’ve had to go into FTP and basically scoop all its shit out by hand. Because when it breaks, it takes out the entire site, including WordPress admin. So now, whenever it tells me it has…
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