This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan: "All you need is a dollar and a dream."
18 April 2018
Janelle Monáe: The ArchAndroid (2010)
I’m late to the party as usual, checking out Janelle Monáe concept album The ArchAndroid eight years after everybody else. I’m used to getting sci-fi concept albums in rock, but you know what? This works. I love how she’s reinterpreting Fritz Lang’s Metropolis and making it her own.
27 March 2018
Demon: “The Plague” (1983)
If you’re into melodic or progressive metal, and you haven’t listened to The Plague, you’ve missed out.
09 March 2018
Judas Priest: “Firepower” (2018)
Judas Priest’s 18th studio album is a solid effort with a few standout tracks and a flamboyant cover.
06 March 2018
The 30 Day Song Challenge
The 30 Day Song Challenge has been making the rounds on Mastodon. Here are my answers.
24 January 2018
Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
Here’s another excellent album I found on Spotify: Reflections of a Floating World by Elder. Check it out if you like long, heavy progressive rock jams.
20 July 2017
An Essential Prog Rock Playlist
I grew up listening to prog, and I still listen to it, so naturally I’m interested in David Weigel’s new book, The Show That Never Ends.