July, 2020 | OutOfShapeMusic

Live Music Recommendations #8 – Rush – Live in Rio 2003

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwlER5UIuXM&t=301s As far as rock and progressive rock music are concerned, it’s hard to find a better group than Rush. Since Neil Peart’s passing in January this year, I found myself diving back into Rush’s discography. Considering they were one of my favorite bands growing up, it was nostalgic and a breathe of familiar air,

How to Prolong the Life of a Vinyl Record

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLtfo9p-Ydo Henry Rollins is arguably the biggest music fanatic in the world. Aside from being the vocalist of one of the most influential punk rock bands in Black Flag, prolificity is what Rollins prides himself on. New books every year, acting, and 18-month spoken-word tours are a normal element of Rollins’ life. Aside from his

Lyrics as Literature

Out of all the avenues for human expression, songwriting can connect people on a global scale. Though when looking at lyrics as a literary concept, the literature community seems to disagree. Many do not believe that song lyrics can be considered literature. The most recent example of this was when Bob Dylan won the Nobel

Live Music Recommendations #7 – Mac DeMarco – Live at Primavera Sound 2017

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VaRl6gULKM&t=521s At this point, it’s challenging to think about how much I miss shows. Outside of just my overall want and need to play a show, there’s an equal interest to attend one as well. Rather than focus on this upsetting reality, we can only focus on moving forward and when it can be safe