Just as there have never been so many opinions at your disposal as a listener, there have never been so many quality opinions at your disposal. There have never been so many well-informed and well-articulated opinions at your disposal, and the barrier to entry is no longer employment at a newspaper or magazine but the bloody-minded determination and audacity required to start a blog. But taking advantage of all those sources to guide your own buying and listening habits requires a degree of effort that audiences of previous generations didn’t have to worry about. You can find critics whose tastes and values mirror your own to a degree that a listener even 20 years ago could not have imagined, but you’ll have to do a lot of clicking and reading to figure out just which ones are for you. Continue reading
There’s a gateway in our mind that leads somewhere out there beyond this plane. Where reptile aliens made of light cut you open and pull out all your pain. Tell me how you make illegal something that we all make in our brain. Some say you might go crazy but then again it might make you go sane.— Turtles All The Way Down by Sturgill Simpson
I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instil is of more value than any thought they may contain.
To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men,—that is genius. Speak your latent conviction, and it shall be the universal sense; for the inmost in due time becomes the outmost, and our first thought is rendered back to us by the trumpets of the Last Judgment. Familiar as the voice of the mind is to each, the highest merit we ascribe to Moses, Plato and Milton is that they set at naught books and traditions, and spoke not what men, but what they thought. Continue reading
The brand new album Halcyon Daze from Aeolus is officially available! Already receiving critical praise, Halycon Daze is the band’s third album and can be purchased in a fine retailer near you or online at all major digital outlets. Check it out Halcyon Daze here.
Music publication Tuning Fork Media named Halcyon Daze among the top albums of the year. Here’s a quote:
“Although it was released in 2014, we’re fairly certain Halcyon Daze will be the best album of 2015 and 2016. After all, time is just an illusion.” — Tuning Fork Media
Here’s another review:
“Halcyon Daze will cave your head in, or is it melt your face? Either way, you’ll want this album on your shelf right next to Wasteland and Desolate Moon.” — Soundrise Magazine
“Ahhhhhh…” — Soundrise Magazine
Thanks for the love, fellas.