Peter Gabriel – Secret World Live (DVD)

Peter Gabriel - Secret World Live (DVD)
This is perhaps my favorite concert DVD. I’ve owned it on no less than three formats (Laserdisc, Video Tape, DVD), and I actually have both versions on DVD. So I accept that I might be something of an extreme enthusiast on this one. I’ve always loved Peter Gabriel’s music, and it’s especially great that his ...

Colossal Cephalopod

Colossal Cephalopod
It’s more complicated than I can get into in a simple posting, but I’m a big fan of cephalopods. Blame it on Cthulhu if you like. One of my favorite animals has always been the wily cuttlefish. But what makes life worth living is the strange colossal beasts that hide in the depths of the ...

Vincent Blackshadow

Vincent Blackshadow
A friend of mine from college has a nine-year-old son who is a total rock star and goes by the stage name Vincent Blackshadow. So far he’s played three gigs and they’ve all been pretty amazing. He has invented a KISS-styled makeup look for himself, along with a total rock costume complete with bowler hat. ...

Kissology Vol. 1

Kissology Vol. 1
Back in 1975 I became aware of KISS for the first time. At the age of 11 it was pretty much a perfect combination of forces: loud, scary, and completely parent-disapproved. There was also something really cool about the four characters in the band. Overall, it really resonated with me. I freely admit that I ...