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I am an avid Mac-user, nerd, musician, freelancer, and gamer. Ask me about my collection of M:TG cards!I've also got a horrible habit of needing the absolute newest technological wonder, whether it's stable or not. If they made a home-version of the LHC, I'd have 2.Additionally, I've been playing music for the better part of 14 years. I'm self-taught on piano, guitar, trumpet, trombone, sax, clarinet, bass, drums and other percussion, and around 10 other instruments. I also spend quite a bit of time dabbling in synthesizers, sequencers, and samplers. I'm also founder of Quotelicious where I collect and share the quotes I love.

A Brief History of Progressive Rock

A timeline of rock music at its most creative, experimental, and controversial One of the more prominent subgenres of rock music to emerge from the...

The Greatest Band In The World?

Although the age of "when giants walked the earth" is over, a retrospective look at possibly the greatest Rock 'n' Roll band ever serves...

Mars on Earth: Rock Band and Followers Take Over Atlanta

Rock band 30 Seconds to Mars takes over The Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA for an epic performance filled with excitement, emotion... and dress up?It...

Odessa: Bee Gees Early Career Masterpiece

The Bee Gees 1968 concept album "Odessa" was both an artistic triumph and their Waterloo. Recorded at New York's Atlantic Recording Studios, Barry, Robin and...

The Story Albums of the Sixties – Part One

The development of concept recordings and story-telling through songs in the 1960s, starting with the album 'S.F. Sorrow' by The Pretty Things.During the 1960s,...

Good Fortune – 78 Saab

Aussie Rockers 78 Saab drop their new album 'Good Fortune'78 Saab seem to have been on the Australian music landscape for a long time...

The Story Albums of the Sixties – Part Two

Continuing our look at 1960's concept/story records with the release of The Small Faces' "Ogden's Nut Gone Flake in 1968.OGDEN’S NUT GONE FLAKE (“HAPPINESS...

Elvis Presley: ’68 Comeback Special

In late 1967, Elvis Aaron Presley, was in deep trouble. On January 12, 1968, after four somewhat difficult months of pushy negotiation with the ever-pugnacious...

A Look At Highlights From The First Three KISS Albums

A look back at standout moments from the first three KISS albums that started it allI was a mere four-years-old when the KISS bug...

Arctic Monkeys: Brick by Brick Song

Arctic Monkeys have released "Brick by Brick" as a taster from their upcoming album. Meanwhile, Alex Turner has an EP soundtrack to Submarine due...

Your Ultimate Study Music Playlist

Listening to music while studying is useful for maintaining focus and boosting your productivity. It helps to finish homework, stimulates your brain while cramming...

6 Best Music Schools in the USA

Choosing the right school is a daunting process, especially if you want to start your career in the music industry. The job market is...

Guitar Heroes Through Modern History That you Should Know

Guitar playing is having something of a comeback right now. Although guitar music has always been popular, it has dipped occasionally when other genres...

5 Features To Consider When Choosing Studio Monitor Speakers

Whether you're a musician, podcaster, audio engineer, or simply enjoy listening to high-quality audio, getting the proper equipment matters. As you probably...

Best Music For Concentration And Focus For Studying

Do you prefer to study while listening to music or in complete silence?Since everyone is different, the judgment is still out on which is...