Music Archive


Book Review: David Bowie Retrospective and Coloring Book

As the adult coloring book trend reaches critical mass, there are coloring books for nearly everything. The David Bowie Retrospective and Coloring Book is the first one I’ve seen also claim to be a retrospective. And honestly, it’s a little disappointing on both fronts. As a Coloring Book Most of the adult


Turns Out, I’m A CD Collector

A couple of years ago, I bought a turntable and rediscovered a love of music. The vinyl medium made me sit and listen to an entire record, in a way I hadn’t done since I was in high school. This was the reason, along with realizing how much money I’d spent on


Book Review: Girls To The Front

  Author note: Sometimes I start a blog post and then forget about it for a while. That’s what has happened here. I actually read Girls to the Front a year ago, started the review, and forgot about it until I started looking through my “post ideas” folder on Google Drive! Oh,


Buying Your First Turntable

It’s Holiday time, and some of you may be asking for your first turntable or looking to buy one for that special someone. (It’s too late for this, but how awesome would a turntable and seven records be for Hanukkah?) But it’s hard to know what to get, especially when articles “for


Music Review: Ambush Vin – SciFi Music

I’m a sucker for concept albums. And when those concept albums branch into other media to create a story, I’m sold. So when Ambush Vin contacted us about his newest nerdcore album SciFi Music, complete with continuing ebook, comic, and music video detailing the battle, he had my attention. The passion that


I Took The Rocksmith 60 Day Challenge

Note: There are two versions of Rocksmith. There is the original Rocksmith and Rocksmith 2014. I play the newer Rocksmith 2014, but will just be referring to it as Rocksmith in this post because Ubisoft has said it’s a replacement not a sequel. Oh and while I’m making a note. I bought


Book Review: Koji Kondo’s Super Mario Bros. Soundtrack by Andrew Schartmann

The music featured in video games is something I think most of us take for granted. Sure, as time goes on and soundtracks have gotten more epic we’ve started to pay attention. Afterall, Portal wouldn’t be Portal without Still Alive. But for the most part, we don’t recognize how important music is to a


Press Release: PDX Broadsides Set Release Date for “Aim To Misbehave”

The PDX Broadsides, a “nerd folk” band from Portland OR, have announced May 26 as the release date for their second album, Aim To Misbehave. On that day, fans will be able to purchase the CD of geeky songs on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify. Aim To Misbehave covers a wide range of


iTunes Killed The Full Length Album

Remember a time when an album was a piece of art?  When the order of the songs on album mattered?  When people actually bought and LISTENED to entire albums?  I feel like those days are sadly long gone, and I primarily blame iTunes. When iTunes launched in the spring of 2003, it


Entering The Audio Rabbit Hole….

If you’ve been around Pure Geekery for a little while, you know that record collecting is my new hobby. Which of course has led into trying to build up a decent audio system. Which is way harder you’d think. Audio is so subjective. Everyone has an opinion on what “the best sound”