Recently, I have had a few people come up to me and say something along the lines of “I love your videos. Your deadpan delivery is great.” Well, I hate to burst your bubble, but that’s just my voice. It’s not like I’m intentionally trying to sound that way. That’s simply how I talk.
For those of you that have talked to me on a slightly different level outside of small talk, you’ll know that there’s a softer side to Andy McFerren. In fact in a strange turn of events I’d like to believe that the majority of me is that softer side, though a healthy dose of cynicism still remains.
I’m not sure I can recommend Teddy Unchained by P.S. Destroy This to everyone that follows this blog. It’s not for the faint of heart. I am pretty sure this is the type of music that Tucker Carlson would call satanic ritual and blame the earthquake in Turkey on. And I’m just going to be honest, though I vehemently disagree with anything Mr. Carlson might say, as the mild-mannered man that I am who is as white as Wonder Bread, this EP really kind of scares me.
To out myself on how old I am, I started high school in 2007. Now, a lot of the readers of this blog are older, and unfortunately for them, probably have a vivid memory of what the mid-to-late ‘00s were like. But some of you are younger, and might not remember it well, so let me paint you a picture of what that was like for me.
My best friend’s mom used to have a saying: life sucks and then you die. Ain’t that the fucking truth? As a lifelong cynic, I will be the first one to tell you life sucks. And there are few things that suck more than divorce. Collette Astle’s most recent single, “Who’s The Crazy One Now?” is about her divorce, the fallout from it, and her road to recovery.
I consider the following bands must-see live performances for 2023. They fall under the category of “See It to Believe It.” Their recorded music is great, but their live shows are religious experiences.
When I threw on “Don’t Call Me” by Kimball Frank for the first time, I immediately thought, where have I heard this before? Echoing from the depths of my subconscious due to hours of listening to 60 Songs That Explain the '90s,* I could hear Rob Harvilla, who also acts as the little voice inside my head from time to time, describing a similar vibe, a similar voice. That is when the light bulb went off, when the apple fell from the tree, causing an epiphany.