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30Sep/110

Suburban Metal Dad no. 89, “Muggle-age”

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Teaser: Metal Dad says, "I can't believe how many muggles work in this business."

Suburban Metal Dad, an original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday.

Now featuring Sort-Of Soundtrack — an optional, random, name-brand metal jam you can open in a new window!

Check out today's strip after the jump...

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28Sep/1123

Foo Fighters and Roger Waters

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In the afterglow of last week's killer Foo Fighters show here in the Cleve, hopefully you got a chance to catch Dave Grohl and the boys bashing their way through Pink Floyd's 'In The Flesh' last night on Jimmy Fallon with Roger Waters joining the Foos!

Fallon is celebrating the new Pink Floyd reissues with 'Pink Floyd Week' - a week's worth of musical tributes, which began on Monday night with The Shins performing 'Breathe.'

Pearl Jam will tackle 'Mother' on Friday night's show.

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27Sep/116

Randomly: Wilco, Nirvana and Chickenfoot

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Three albums out of quite a few which have been part of the percolating music mix in my world lately...and I just had to stop by and saw a few words.

First up - the Chickenfoot album...don't be confused by the 'Chickenfoot III' title - they're simply so advanced that they skipped ahead title-wise for their second album together, which continues the nice forward momentum that they established collectively with album #1.

I had the chance to spend 15 minutes talking to Michael Anthony (be still, my super-inner Van Halen geek!) about the 'Foot and you can read the results of our chat here.

Wilco. Album is called 'The Whole Love' and there's a whole lot to love about it, no matter what era of Wilco you're a fan of. There's some YHF kinda stuff, some 'Sky Blue Sky' type stuff....'Being There?' Maybe that's a stretch. Still, I found it to be a rather pleasant listen and it's already made more impact with me musically than the previous album did.

Related: Vinyl hounds reading this right now, you can surf over to Pop Market to get the new Wilco album plus 'A.M.' and 'Being There,' all on high quality vinyl at a special price for all three. Each album comes with a CD version of the album for on-the-go listening. You've got about 15 hours to pull the trigger!

Nirvana. Of course, you're probably aware that the super-hella-deluxe version of 'Nevermind' came out today in celebration of the album's 20th anniversary. With all of the songs that I've played/heard at various radio stations over the past 15 years, I'll admit that it's been quite a while since I've tracked through the entire album.

Today, I sat through all four CDs of the new 'Nevermind' set and my reaction: wow, that's a lot of Nirvana for anybody to sit through in one sitting...no matter how much of a fan you are! (But don't get me wrong, it's a very cool set.) I did see parts of the included concert film over the weekend on VH-1 and in my opinion, THAT might be worth the price of the set alone....for my money, I like the performance/feel better than the previously released 'Live at Reading' DVD.

Just some random musical thoughts....what are yours?

(Oh yeah, Pink Floyd 'Dark Side of the Moon' reissue = awesome. Need to get my hands on the ultra-deluxe set of that!)

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26Sep/1124

Suburban Metal Dad no. 88, “DAD!”

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Teaser: A little kid says, "DAD!"

Suburban Metal Dad, an original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday.

Now featuring Sort-Of Soundtrack — an optional, random, name-brand metal jam you can open in a new window!

Check out today's strip after the jump...

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23Sep/110

Suburban Metal Dad no. 87, “WORK.”

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Teaser: A man thinks, "Fuuuck."

Suburban Metal Dad, an original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday.

Now featuring Sort-Of Soundtrack — an optional, random, name-brand metal jam you can open in a new window!

Check out today's strip after the jump...

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19Sep/110

Suburban Metal Dad no. 86, “Cat R.I.P.” or “Note to Self: Don’t Be A Gavin.”

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teaser: a tombstone says "Cat R.I.P."

Suburban Metal Dad, an original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday.

Now featuring Sort-Of Soundtrack — an optional, random, name-brand metal jam you can open in a new window!

Check out today's strip after the jump...

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16Sep/110

Suburban Metal Dad no. 85, “Goodfella Smurf”

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Suburban Metal Dad, an original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday.

Now featuring Sort-Of Soundtrack — an optional, random, name-brand metal jam you can open in a new window!

Check out today's strip after the jump...

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10Sep/116

Because we love you, Joshua Jesty.

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My friend John Hannibal recently conversed with another friend of mine, Joshua Jesty.

There were at least four or five moments in the interview that were funny, hopefully to others besides just me.

Like this:

RH: What do you do 9 to 5?

JJ: Wait tables, plan my escape.

RH: Where at?

JJ: I'll be mysterious and say file not found.

Here's the complete interview for your reading pleasure.

Josh recently wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign to master his latest album 'Portugal' and I'm thrilled to say that I've made my choice for the song which he will cover and put on Youtube as part of the reward for my Kickstarter donation.

What is it?

Oh, you'll find that out when I post the video here, sometime soon!

For now, there's this.

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9Sep/110

Suburban Metal Dad no. 84, “At the Pool, Part 5: Introducing Klaus”

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Suburban Metal Dad, an original webcomic by D.X. Ferris, served fresh every Monday and Friday.

Now featuring Sort-Of Soundtrack — an optional, random, name-brand metal jam you can open in a new window!

Check out today's strip after the jump...

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7Sep/1123

New music from Kathleen Edwards…

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Hasn't it been too long since we heard from Kathleen Edwards?

I thought so....and I've been waiting rather patiently for that new album that she's had in the works for a while now.

So I was happy to see Bruce Warren post that WXPN would be broadcasting two new KE songs.

I woke up this morning to find a streaming link of one of the songs waiting in my inbox.

Courtesy of Facebook, I found that Bruce had put the second song up for free download on his Some Velvet Blog website!

Awesome!

Check out the details and download it here.

The new Kathleen Edwards disc is called 'Voyageur' and it will be released in January of 2012.

Things I wish for: A Kathleen show here in Cleveland with full band in 2012 supporting the new album.

Can we make that happen?

Hope so.

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