The ramblings of Derk Gates

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Attention Hardee's:

PLEASE stop the stupid cheesy paper commercials. I've had enough seeing two idiots in their pickup truck slobbering all over themselves while shoving sandwiches big enough for three people in their mouth. Like that isn't enough they have to eat the paper also? Give me a break.
Marty Casey & the Lovehammers

I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised at how good Marty Casey's album is. I was anticipating more grunge sounding. The album is definitely not pop and it probably won't be on every radio station in heavy rotation, but the songs are catchy and put together well. I think if the punk rock element of several of the tracks could be toned down about 10% it might appeal to a wider audience.
Time to Switch

OK, so I haven't posted anything since September of 2005. Sue me. Anyway, since my last post was regarding Rockstar: INXS I figured I might as well follow up on it. Even though I hated JD Fortune early in the competition I have to admit after getting the latest album "Switch" I don't think they could have done much better trying to find a replacement lead singer.

The album sonically sounds fantastic. It's not over processed and the vocals are not lost in the mix. It's pretty much like INXS hasn't skipped a beat (pun intended)! If you don't have it yet it is definitely time to Switch.