Nobody in the US knew who these guys were in in 2008! Includes an interview and an impromptu, unplugged performance outside of their trailer.
Sheryl Crow and "friends" perform a lovely cover of Tom Petty's "You Don't Know How It Feels." Petty's original version appears on Wildflowers, his 1994 album that was just celebrated with a lavish 7 LP (or 9 LP super-deluxe) box set packed with alternate takes and unreleased tracks. READ THE REST
SindrElf (previously) celebrates the fiftieth birthday of Jonathan Coulton (previously) by creating a 30-minute biographical documentary about his work and career. An enjoyable tour of the classics! I've been a fan of JoCo since I was 16 in 2007. He was the first musician I was a real fan of. When I traveled around Europe… READ THE REST
Science fiction author, Blue Oyster Cult lyricist, and "cyberpunk patient zero," John Shirley, has also been creating music while doing all of those other things. His latest project is with guitarist Jerry King and it's called Spaceship Landing in a Cemetery. I'm really enjoying this record. This review on Amazon does a good job of… READ THE REST
Every holiday season is marked by a few "it" toys. While you can always count on a hot new next-gen gaming console to spark a frenzy, it's not often that those hot toy items are almost as coveted by adults as they are kids. There's a reason that CNET called the Robosen T9 Programmable Robot… READ THE REST
The need for a virtual private network (VPN) is all but universal these days, but choosing the right VPN provider can often be a shot in the dark. Some VPN shoppers are focused on security, while others are just looking for ways around international geoblocking restrictions. With most VPNs providing a similar array of services,… READ THE REST
With 2020 coming to a merciful close, could there be a better symbol for freshly launching into the new year than actually clearing the air? While that works metaphorically, the sad state of our world makes it critical, too. The air in everyone's home could use some pretty heavy cleansing nowadays. With that in mind,… READ THE REST