H8RS

In the few times I’ve cruised the boardwalk this summer, I have been quite relieved to not see the generic shirts I saw last year with “Hi Hater” printed on the front and “Bye Hater” printed on the back.  Granted, YOLO shirts have taken their place as this year’s youth-oriented (see: dumb) catchphrase apparel, but […]

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Musical Notation

While this blog is called Rants, there are some praiseworthy items to speak about here and there, but there is also no shortage of annoyances, especially in modern music.  However, I won’t subject you all to my disdain for the flourishing careers of Deadmau5 and Skrillex (since they already get more attention than they deserve), […]

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Man Versus Food

It seems the biggest societal concerns of late all come with a helping of controversy and a side of guilt.  Let’s take a look at them, shall we? First off, this Chik-Fil-A business is laying out exactly how it should.  If company president Dan Cathy made a remark like that without thinking it would be […]

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The Speed of Mutation

Ladies and gentlemen, he has done it again. After the massive success of last year’s triple album pledge campaign, Ginger Wildheart launched another triple album project last Friday (August 3).  Within six hours, it reached 100% of its goal.  Within 48 hours, it reached 200%.  As of this writing, it has passed 300% of its […]

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Ignorance Is…Bliss?

I am well aware I’m not that old.  Thirty is no big deal.  However, the more conversations I have with those younger than me, the more I wonder if many of them will ever have an appreciation for so much of what I grew up loving.  Yes, digital music is here to stay and is […]

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Aurora

It’s impossible to ignore last week’s tragedy in Aurora, CO, especially when so many were injured and many more were robbed of their loved ones.  My heart truly goes out to those in pain because of this event.  It is sad to think this guy got what he wanted: we’re all talking about him. From […]

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A Link To The Present

When I came up with the name for The Only Podcast That Matters, my tongue was firmly planted in my cheek.  We had yet to record a single show, but I knew our camaraderie was something special.  Over the last two years, I have come to look at the name of our show as half […]

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Summer Is Afoot

Summer is now in full swing, having just passed the second major holiday of the season.  While I enjoy going out and about in the sunshine just as much as everyone else, there are a few items which only cross my mind this time of year. For instance, people are bugged by the fact that […]

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A Pregnant Pause

Why is it such a big deal when celebrities get pregnant?  Somehow we all stop and marvel at the wonder of a man fertilizing a famous woman, especially if the man is famous too.  Actresses, singers, and inexplicably famous “reality” show stars get knocked up every other week, magazines print a cover story, and the […]

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A Personal Note

This blog is called Rants and it’s supposed to reflect what’s on my mind this week, so today I’m going to talk about the workplace.  I’ve already shared my thoughts on past jobs a few times but given some recent observations, I’ve decided to talk semi-openly about a place I know all too well.  Chances […]

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