Shugo Tokumaru – In Focus

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FOH favorite Shugo Tokumaru’s fifth album In Focus? will be released worldwide by Polyvinyl on January 22nd, 2013.

From Polyvinyl:

For the first half of 2012, Tokumaru locked himself inside his home studio while working on In Focus?, often forgetting to eat and sleep for long stretches of time while crafting the record’s 15 songs — each of which contains an average of 20 instruments and hundreds of recorded parts that are meticulously mixed together to create a single, cohesive track.

As a result of this extreme care and attention to detail, In Focus? — despite its title — represents the clearest manifestation of Tokumaru’s multifaceted musical vision to date. From slow building album opener “Circle”‘s perfect transition into standout track “Katachi,” to lead single “Decorate” and the beautifully delicate acoustic ballad “Tightrope,” it’s clear that Tokumaru has again succeeded in writing universal melodies while singing in his native Japanese.

Listen to the first single Decorate:

Pre-Order the album hereLink

 

A TRIBUTE TO PATRICE O’NEAL (ONE YEAR LATER)

Comedian Patrice O’Neal (1969-2011)

 by Ryan Meehan
 
As of yesterday it has officially been one year since comedian Patrice O’ Neal passed away as the result of complications stemming from a stroke.  O’Neal was one of the more talented comedians of our era, and as a huge fan of the Opie and Anthony show I came to know him as much more than just the comic who appeared on celebrity roasts and stand-up specials.  Continue reading

NFL WEEK THIRTEEN PREVIEW

The chase to light up the Superdome in February is on as the NFL enters the most intense portion of the regular season

  by Ryan Meehan and Coach Ryan Spickler
 
Coach: Thanksgiving weekend is over and there is a little over a month left in the NFL season, playoff and Super Bowl hopes are either coming to head or heading straight for the dumpster. There are surprise teams and the best part of this time of year is all the teams who appear to be playing for nothing but are playing the spoiler role. This is the time of year when you start seeing who is a contender and who is a pretender. This week actually gives us a good game on Thursday Night along with a huge matchup in the AFC North when the injury stricken Steelers head to Baltimore to take on the Ravens. Is this a must win for Pittsburgh? Which teams playoff hopes may be done? Will Meehan pick the Browns to win for the first time all year? All this and more in Coach and Meehan’s Week 13 NFL Preview! Continue reading

Genesis – Selling England By The Pound (1973) – Review

By Cal Meacham

3 Essential: Genesis Pt. 2

The 2nd in the trilogy of essential Genesis albums, Selling England By The Pound is a logical continuation of the strong song writing of Foxtrot.  A year of touring didn’t tire the band into a disappointing follow up, instead the creative energy was flowing.

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NFL WEEK TWELVE WRAPUP

Thanksgiving weekend was full of NFL action

by Ryan Meehan

Like most of you, I vegged on Thanksgiving.  I wouldn’t eat and focus on football so much on a usual Sunday, but here in America Thanksgiving is a football holiday.  I took it upon myself to check out all three, as I knew I wouldn’t have that same luxury on Sunday.  Week eleven most certainly had its share of surprises, and showed that very few teams are mathematically out of it.  Let’s take a look at what went down…  Continue reading