This is my blog, named for an old New York Lottery marketing slogan: "All you need is a dollar and a dream."
24 April 2018
VuuR - In This Moment We Are Free - Cities (2017)
Anneke van Giersbergen is at it again, showing her heavy side with
a new progressive metal project called VuuR named after the Dutch word for
“fire”. Each song describes a different city that has left its mark on Ms.
van Giersbergen in her travels as a touring musician. Each reveals just how
underrated a vocalist she is.
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.