Album Review: Neal Morse - Songs From November

Progressive musicians are not known for their songwriting acumen. The nature of the music means that most of the artists who trade in it are likely to indulge their creative freedom, writing songs that are more interesting for musicians than for listeners. It is one of the main reasons why progressive music is often derided by people who haven't succumbed to its charms. There are exceptions, of course, and chief among them is Neal Morse.

Book Vs Television: The Strain S1:E5 Runaways

I officially take back everything I ever said about Gabe Bolivar – he was gnarly this week. What a way to open an episode!
We’re dropped into episode four (“Runaways”) with the rock star in his velvety goth palace, blending with shadows and complected like a bruised fruit. It’s here that viewers get their first glimpse of the Master’s control: with one word, echoed twice – “Mine” – we get a subtle idea of his ventriloquist-like power.

Album Review: Flying Colors - "Second Nature"

It’s been a busy year for Neal Morse. First, he helped put out the new Transatlantic record which my cohort Chris still believes (and not erroneously,) to be one of the best albums of the year. Then he popped out a solo record (as seen this week on this site!) and now he’s also gearing up to release the new Flying Colors record in the fall. Flying Colors, for those who may not know, is the on-again, off-again, whenever-we-have-time project that Morse works on with apex drummer Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse (no relation,) Dave LaRue and newish vocalist Casey McPherson.

Episode 297 - "Alien Abduction"

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We discuss alien garbage chutes. And, other things...

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You'll Never Guess What "Sharklumbo" is All About...Unless You Already Did

Shark Week is upon us again and true to form, we're already inundated with more shark content than we can possibly handle. If you're the type of person who can't get enough of shark related portmanteaus (seriously, who are you?), the folks at Funny or Die have your number.

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