In 1993, Matthew Caws (guitar, vocals) and Daniel Lorca (bass) began playing music together. The following year, they added drummer Ira Elliot, and they've been playing together as Nada Surf ever since. When trying to figure out what to call themselves, they started with a blank slate, nada. Ira Elliot did an interview with Semone Maksimovic from Acid...
LANDROID (L-R): Cooper Gillespie, Greg Gordon. Photo credit: LANDROID.
The concept isn't alien, is it? The concept of serendipity. (Serendipity also happens to be the title to one of my favorite movies). Fate. Coincidence...without apparent causal connection. The great Webster Dictionary says, "A coincidence is an occurrence of events that happen at the same time by total accident." Entering the Twilight Zone Perhaps it is a coincidence that...
Taylor Swift Singing on Stage Pink Light Up Dress
Everybody and their ex-boyfriends are talking about Taylor Swift's new album, Lover, which dropped today August 23, 2019. Of course, we all knew about it months in advance and have already been listening to some of the singles. I say "we," but honestly, and I'm sorry Taylor... but I haven't really enjoyed much of your newer material....
High school graduation. College graduation. Returning home from five months in Colombia, South America. Marriage. Going to the Philippines for four years. And now, returning home to the USA again. At each major turning point in my life, there has been something or someone that has helped encourage or direct me. In most, if not all, of...
Back when I didn't have children and I went to concerts pretty regularly, Cat Power is one of the bands I would venture out to see. Even after my first child was born, I would find time to hit up the smaller venues and catch acts from the lesser know, but totally awesome, indie bands who would...
Slipknot released their sixth album entitled "We Are Not Your Kind" on Friday, the band's first release since 2014's ".5: The Gray Chapter."  Fans have been clamoring to a return to the heavy sounds of 2001's "Iowa" which featured the likes of "The Heretic Anthem" and "People = S**t." Well, not only did the band deliver, they produced...
It's music week on Player Piano! We sat down with Mike Gibbins, a tremendously talented musician to hear him talk music, play music, and talk about the experience of being part of the Paul Green Rock Academy. Great talent, recorded in the train station in Wilmington, Delaware.  Watch this preview video and then listen to the podcast! Please...
Jack Connell joins Player Piano to discuss his new found love for the Beatles. We discuss his favorite songs, some deep tracks and some little known stories behind some very famous songs.  Subscribe and rate 5 stars on Itunes! Also available on Spotify! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/player-piano/id1467546112
Back in the day, mid-90s, I swam for Middletown High School on the most rockin' swim team ever. We watched Monty Python movies while eating spaghetti the night before big meets. We also listened to loud music on the school bus while driving around Delaware. Come to think of it, I bet waterproof phones and ear buds...
AfterLife album cover
Along the painted lines of things you never thought you'd write about might include a song about a zombie apocalypse written by a supermodel. Raise your hand if you know who Tom Payne is and where you have seen him? Well, he's an actor best known for his role in The Walking Dead. He played Paul Rovia, better...
The Lion King OST, released in 1994 containing songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice, is widely recognized as one of the best soundtracks ever from an animated film. A little about me: My wife and I love everything Disney. In fact, we have a newborn arriving at the end of August that has two Disney...
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Did you know you can sing karaoke with artists like Ed Sheeran using the phone app called Smule? It’s amazing, so he sings part of his songs and then waits for you to sing. In the end, the recording syncs up him singing and you singing, and it actually looks like you were FaceTime karaoking with each...