MICHAEL JACKSON'S "XSCAPE," A MOC PREVIEW/SOULTRACKS.COM REVIEW LINK

 ……For a posthumous release, Xscape is actually worth the ends, giving us the chance to contrast the unvarnished versions of eight songs that were completed during multiple Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Bad, Dangerous and Invincible recording sessions that, for one reason or another, failed to make the final track lists. Some of those song omissions were probably more about changing tastes or whims, as Michael was (in)famous for, because most of them are enjoyable even in their minimalist demo-type form....more

the Nightclub Diaries Chapter 4 - Dancin' Machine

    Yo baby party, you c'mere give me a kiss, better make it fast or else i'm gonna get pissed, can you hear the music pumping hard like I wish you would, now push it, push it good.......    That is not a poem. ...more

Eurovision 2014: And the winner is...

   Rise Like A Phoenix  2014 Eurovision Song Contest winning number YouTube Channel - Conchita Wurst  Conchita Wurst - My Heart Will Go On YouTube Channel - Alienhomeful " Tolerance is giving to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself." Robert Green Ingersoll Conchita Wurst - UnbreakableAustria (the country without Kangaroos). Thank you Conchita Wurst, who represent ed the country at the Eurovision Song Contest. The song, though not brilliant, was better than many of the others presented, having a message that was powerful and clear for everyone who listened to the lyrics. After watching the Contest program with friends last night, I had originally decided on a very different and perhaps more amusing essay to celebrate Austria’s first win since 1966. I was going to base it on a remark from one of the friend about it being a “James Bond” song. I have changed my mind since then. ...more

Schoolgirl Crushes

I have a crush. I'll admit it.And this is just the latest. From adolescence to today there has resided in my girly girl heart a steady and motley stream of man candy, all completely restricted to my cranium and all fully outside the scope of my actual relationships. Harmless, whimsical, and surprisingly long-lasting all--the Liam Neeson era alone lasted over a decade. He still makes me a little giggly....more

Generation X and Musical Milestones

  As a rock music lover, I used to enjoy getting my music updates on MTV News. I haven't watched MTV in a while. Truth be told, I don't even know if MTV still has a news segment. Or what Kurt Loder and Tabitha Soren are doing these days. I really miss them and their updates. But I digress.... ...more

Karl Giant Shoots Jane Badler's Opus

Singer/actress Jane Badler enlisted Karl Giant for the photoshoot for her latest release, Opus. -PJ Gach...more

Nonoy Zuñiga wows crowd in concert

IT was a Black Saturday and it rained all day but it didn't dampen the spirits of those who watched Filipino balladeer Nonoy Zuñiga in his “Kamusta Ka” (How Are You) concert at the McKnight Hall, Cone Center at the UNCC campus in Charlotte, North Carolina....more

Pharrell Takes Over the World

In case you missed it, Pharrell Williams got something in his eye when he sat down to talk to Oprah the other day. It is pretty amazing how infectious his song "Happy" is. It is definitely striking a chord with people all over the world." ... people are putting up their own videos. It was, like, no longer my song." ...more

Tool Rocks the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

A few weeks ago my boyfriend "reminded" me that we had tickets to the second of two sold out Tool shows in San Francisco. Not realizing he had never told me about the tickets to begin with, his "reminder" was actually an invitation. I was ecstatic! I'm the kind of girl that calls a night out to the Tool show a date night. Don't get me wrong - there are no songs brimming with lovers' adoration or catchy lyrics you might possibly hear later in a pistachio commercial, but it's Tool...live. It's transcendence. It's everything....more

Fervently Psychedelic at the Psychedelic Furs concert

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined buying a ticket to a live rock concert with a coupon! Welcome to the cost-cutting-if-it-ain't-cheap-I-don't-want-it modern day America....more