Friday, December 23, 2005

Splitsville’s First Spin-off

Brandt Huseman, of Splitsville and The Greenberry Woods fame, has put out a new album with a few friends. The new band name is called The Pale Stars, and they have a slightly more folky sound than Splitsville. Certainly worth a purchase! Support the boys from Splitsville and maybe we'll see them back in California before we die.

Check it out on Not Lame!

Tuesday, December 6, 2005

Operation Mindcrime 2?

Just read that Queensryche is reeasing a sequel concept album to Operation Mindcrime early next year. The story from the original album is revisited but now it's 20 years later and Nikki is getting out of prison and looking for answers. Can't say that I'm thrilled with the idea of trying to capitalize off of an album I really enjoy but I'm going to give it a chance. Here's an excerpt from the article.

QUEENSRĊ¸CHE returned to the studio this summer to record the long-anticipated sequel to 1988's acclaimed concept album "Operation: Mindcrime". Praised by critics and certified platinum, the original remained on Billboard's album chart for more than a year and its dynamic music and powerful message still resonate today. Rhino Records helps unravel the mysteries of the original with "Operation: Mindcrime II". The album is available March 14 at regular physical and digital retail outlets and at www.rhino.com for a suggested retail price of $18.98.


Click here to read the whole article

Thursday, December 1, 2005

Rick Gives Gift

Just went by the Yes website and got a beleted birthday present. Turns out that on my birthday, September 10th, Rick made an official announcment to stop some rumors.

He said, "I am NOT leaving Yes."