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A Look Back At Billy Joel’s 2001 Album “Fantasies And Delusions”

Sometimes A Fantasy Is All You Need…

A quick look into any Billy Joel interview or masterclass will give you an in depth look at his musical upbringing and classical background. So, it really was only a matter of time before he would take a dive from the rock world into the universe of great composers such as Chopin, Beethoven, and Rachmaninoff. Continue reading A Look Back At Billy Joel’s 2001 Album “Fantasies And Delusions”

SGM: ‘The Joker’ Matthew Reed Talks Cosplay And Technique Wizard World Chicago 2018

Love That Joker…

The Joker

Cosplayer Matthew Reed (surprised2cosplay) talks to Nick Kelley about what it takes to become one of the most infamous villains, The Joker, during Wizard World Chicago 2018! Continue reading SGM: ‘The Joker’ Matthew Reed Talks Cosplay And Technique Wizard World Chicago 2018

Interview: ‘Cyanide & Happiness’ Artist Shawn Coss @ Wizard World Chicago 2018

It’s All In Your Head…

Nick Kelley & Shawn Coss

At Wizard World Chicago 2018, Cyanide & Happiness artist Shawn Coss took the time to chat with Nick Kelley about his artwork, his interesting career, and the journeys his talents have brought him through. Continue reading Interview: ‘Cyanide & Happiness’ Artist Shawn Coss @ Wizard World Chicago 2018

Interview: ‘Animaniacs’ Rob Paulsen Wizard World Chicago 2018

What Happens When You Mix Maniacs, Lab Mice, and Pizza?

This past weekend at Wizard World Chicago 2018, Nick Kelley had the chance to interview incredible voice actor Rob Paulsen! With a resume miles long (Animaniacs, TMNT, and Jimmy Neutron to name a few), Paulsen has more than a few years of experience to share with his fans… Continue reading Interview: ‘Animaniacs’ Rob Paulsen Wizard World Chicago 2018

Footage Of Neil Young’s “Harvest” Sessions

Young’s Start Of A Brand New Day…

It’s a rare event for older artists to film some of the happenings of their sessions and when it is, decades sometimes pass for those events to see the light of day. In the case of Neil Young‘s classic 1972 album Harvest, some of those magical studio sessions (and barn sessions) have been floating around YouTube for fans to froth at the mouth. Continue reading Footage Of Neil Young’s “Harvest” Sessions

Remember These Cartoon Network “Groovies”?

The Nostalgia Has Never Been Stronger…

 

In the early 2000’s, Cartoon Network was gaining more notoriety with out of the box shows like Dexter’s LaboratoryPowerpuff Girls, and Courage The Cowardly Dog (to name a few). One of the most memorable parts of their daily programming wasn’t the shows though, but the strange (and now legendary) music videos in between.

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Revolution Blues: When Neil Young Met Charles Manson

He’s A Barrel Of Laughs…With His Carbine On

Well, we live in a trailer at the edge of town. You never see us ’cause we don’t come around. We got twenty five rifles just to keep the population down.” the opening line of Neil Young‘s “Revolution Blues” is startling and honest. Recollecting and commenting on the times he met Charles Manson and his family before the violent crimes were committed, Young took no hesitation with his commentary on his pre and post experiences. Continue reading Revolution Blues: When Neil Young Met Charles Manson

Throwback Thursday: ‘THE ABANDONED CONCERT TOUR 2017’ BRINGS MUSIC AND HISTORY TO LIFE!

What Happens When your Passion For History & Music Collide???

You get the Abandoned Concerts Tour 2017!!!

Nick & Jake at an abandoned farmhouse along Rt. 165 in Cooksville, IL

Shallow Graves Nick Kelley is an avid musician and performer, and when asked why abandoned places, “I was watching some videos where people were walking through some abandoned banks and found the acoustics amazing. I then, got the idea that it would be cool to go to different abandoned places and perform while walking around and getting the story of the place.” Check out his video below, where Nick entertains us with “Rocky Raccoon”.

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