Husky Loops (Rock)

This stuff has grown on me like ivy on a wall. These Italian fellers are currently based out of London. They bring a carnival of sounds that dance conceptually between chaos and order, which has me listening to them over and over.  The only bands that come to mind while listening to Husky Loops are De Staat and Gang of Four.  One concept that stands out is how the flow of a song breaks into a completely different flow, which they do as well as any band that I’ve heard attempt this concept. These guys may not make it big, but what they are doing could well influence some bands in the future. This shit is top shelf as it gets. Pay attention to the bass.

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I stopped at a book sale yesterday at the library south of Chesterland. While looking over a table of books a lady near me was leafing through a book named Big Spenders.

She said,” Can you believe they would publish a book about the troubles the rich have spending all their money.”
I replied,” They are just trying to capitalize on peoples envy by publishing a book like that. I pity them rich folk in that book.”
” Why do you pity them?”
” They don’t know enough.”
” Do you know enough?”
” I reckon I do except when it comes to books.”
While showing her the two books in my hand.
“I’m a borderline hoarder when it comes to books.”
Seeing the book on Hitler that I had picked up she said, ” Ya know he was a very bad man.”

” I find a great deal of good can be learned from the very bad.”
She smiled, looked me in the eye while scooping up Big Spenders and said, “True enough”, as she proceeded to then check out.

Photo credit-Getintothis’ Peter Goodbody

 

 

 

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grandson (Blues-Trap Rock)

Freedom of expression is still alive in the good ole US of A in the art realm. I read the other day that Will Smith said our society is experiencing a purge of sorts and that a new age of light will be upon us. I don’t have a clue of what is upon us other than that portions of Ayn Rand’s philosophy has taken control of the wheel. While reading her Virtue of Selfishness, it became clear the first political torchbearer of her,  “everybody for themselves being virtuous”, was the 1964 presidential candidate, “the grandson of a peddler”, Barry Goldwater who was endorsed by Rand. The connection to Ronald Reagon is obvious, although Rand did vehemently oppose his reliance on the evangelicals for political clout. President Trump has apparently read a book or two and claims that Rand’s, “Atlas Shrugged”, is one of his favorites. They have all cherry-picked Rand’s philosophy.  I reckon that Lenin, Stalin, and Mao did similar to Marx. There may be only one thing in common between Rand and grandson and that is they are tellers of truth. Rand told her own truth and grandson does this as well.

grandson’s music grabs my attention like the rapid-fire sound of a gun going off in the distance. grandson points to many truths that are hard for me to negate. He performs from the heart to the hearts and flow of youth. I suspect that today’s youth that watched the bankers rob us all in 2008 will naturally feel a lot of common truths with grandson. The system has withstood the truths of Joe Hill, Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs and Tom Morello. Jordan Benjamin has a long row to how to be considered with any of those names, but a teller of truths should never be underestimated when it comes to art that many hearts find relative truth with.

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“Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions.”- Daniel Webster