Interview with Scott of Secret Shine

Hi Scott!  How are you doing these days? I'm doing fine now after a horrid 2010 on many levels for most members of the band for different reasons, except of course the final days of the year  and releasing our new album. Your latest album The Beginning And The End came out last December, on Christmas day no less, and I wanted to include it in … [Read more...]

Math and Physics Club – I Shouldn’t Look as Good as I Do

I'm always ready to be disarmed by a breezy pop combo. Over breakfast, shoveling snow, riding the bus, whenever. Just lay down some acoustic strums, overlay them with crystalline guitars, then sing and harmonize about old lovers wistfully and you're about 3/4ths of the way there. But that doesn't mean covering that last quarter distance is a … [Read more...]

Artists-On-Albums: AOA#11 (Pinkie’s Alex Sharkey on Hunky Dory)

Alex Sharkey (Brighter, Pinkie) on… David Bowie’s Hunky Dory (RCA Records, 1971) It is easy for teenage boys to feel isolated, even more so when they live in forlorn English seaside towns and especially when find themselves, somehow, stuck in the chorus of an amateur production of My Fair Lady alongside middle-aged wannabes, brimming with … [Read more...]