22 Albums That Changed My Life (Part 3)

So we went through the albums that shaped my teenage and early adulthood years — now here come the stuff that shaped me as a grown-up.  Note that these span longer years than the earlier eras, because as an adult my palate has already been formed and it became harder to …

Do You Like the Music or the Musician?

Music and the artist who created it aren’t the same thing. While it’s true that the musicians poured themselves into the music, at the point of being made into the form of a recording, their connection ends.  The music will take on its own persona, its own life, linked but …

King’s X “If” and Being Too Attached to Your Ideal

If you enjoy rock music and care about self improvement, you have to listen to King’s X.  This veteran rock trio has been churning out insightful, spiritual songs since the 80s.  Their first four albums have a particular, mystical sound that has aged amazingly well, but their output after that …