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Articles By: Ralph Greco

Farr Well: Hard Pill to Swallow

Farr Well: Hard Pill to Swallow

“Kid Again ft. Marcus Kar” has slamming drums, lead bass, and big shouting vocals. It’s big rock rapper, quite unlike anything else here, and surely welcomed because it is. “6_20,” ends, again with slicing electric cutting through with Well’s heavily auto-tuned voice. It’s slightly lighter than what came before but reveals a fast rap in keeping with the rest of Hard Pill to Swallow.

Chris Ianuzzi: Planeteria

Chris Ianuzzi: Planeteria

New York composer/songwriter Chris Ianuzzi sets us up on an intergalactic trip with his new album Planeteria.
The title track gets us out and among the stars quickly with its low synth spread and twinkling breathy sounds. At just about the two-minute mark, a shunky drum machine starts, and we are off flying through space, with more spacey sounds settling by and a kinetic arpeggio of keys.

Bruce Hornsby: Non-Secure Connection

Bruce Hornsby: Non-Secure Connection

If you’ve yet to catch-up with Bruce Hornsby or only know him from hits like “The Way It Is,” you owe it to yourself to grab Non-Secure Connection and get to know what this brilliant musician is up to presently.

Les Techno: Flowers For Dystopia 

Les Techno: Flowers For Dystopia 

Les Techno’s Flowers for Dystopia is ten-song collection of some interesting songwriting, very good guitar playing and a true vision

Robby Krieger: The Ritual Begins At Sundown

Robby Krieger: The Ritual Begins At Sundown

The thing about The Doors was always that I dug the Morrison mystique and love lots of their tunes (lots of which Robby Krieger penned). But for me, it was always Krieger who made that band. On The Ritual Begins At Sundown, it is obvious Robby Krieger is still a force to be reckoned with. 

THE SEX FILES: WAP Rules

First of all, fans of the 27-year-old rapper are happy to see her back with some new music. Cardi B. hasn’t given us anything in nine months, a lifetime in the diva rap music world. Secondly, if you are a fan of female singers, you get a full plate of them here, each in a cameo wearing some stunningly sexy stuff. Normani, Rubi Rose and Sukihana, Mulatto, and Rosalía are featured across “WAP.” Megan Thee Stallion, joins Cardi at the opening of the tune and is pretty much her partner throughout.

THE SEX FILES: Some Latest Bits Of Sex News

#1. July 14th saw a massive theft in Las Vegas property…and I do mean ‘massive.’ A masked man was captured on video coming into the Déjà Vu Love Boutique, an adult shop right off the infamous Las Vegas Strip (and adjacent to our friends at The Erotic Heritage Museum) stealing their world-famous massive dildo. “The world’s largest retail dildo,” as it is titled on Amazon, is three-feet tall, weighs forty pounds, and was just standing, minding its own business, right there on the store’s sales floor. The fake cock stealer heaved the dildo across his shoulder like he had every right to, left the store, and wresting the huge member into his vehicle.  

Theresa Lucia: Boxes

Theresa Lucia: Boxes

We get back to the warble and folk with the last tune, “Roll With The Punches,” but Goldner’s piano and ukulele add just enough color to lift us from what might have expected. This also might be the very best lyric on a collection of songs that have very solid lyrics.

Lara Taubman: Revelation

Lara Taubman: Revelation

Opening with fiddle, piano, and banjo thickening a sweet bed for the story-song opener, “Sound of Heartbreak,” we get lots of Taubaman’s strong and loud pipes. “Desert Boy” follows, a slow tune informed mainly by upright bass, organ, and piano, a perfect country ballad.

Molière in the Park: TARTUFFE

Molière in the Park: TARTUFFE

I love the writings of Molière, especially his TARTUFFE. And I adore live theatre and have so missed it during this unusual few months when we haven’t been able to enjoy it. But as I feel about the infrequent, and certainly uncomfortable times I tried to watch some of Steven Cobert’s The Late Show from his home or a ‘live; concert given by performers beaming in from some personal location far from an audience, I can’t get behind any streaming/Zoomed/at-home-streaming-replacement of our ‘new normal.

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