My Sunday Song – “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown” by Rob Zombie

For My Sunday Song #107 is going to take us out into a world that is so strange and bizarre you might never want to return.  We will explore the world of Rob Zombie and his song “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown”.  The song is off his 2013 album ‘Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor’.  The song did chart at #15 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks, but that doesn’t matter for Rob Zombie.

The song is in the normal Rob Zombie industrial style music.  It is hard, heavy and slams a fist into your face.  The main draw for me is his guitar player, the guitar god himself, John 5.  John 5 is a beast of a guitarist.  The sounds and his touch are always perfection and with this one there is at times a whole Sabbath vibe with some of his tone.

The song is about the state of rock radio today.  What was once a flourishing hot bed of good music is dying off in droves.  It changed the way we listened to music, but thanks to the internet and the digital download and streaming, the art of radio is dying off.  I have to agree that radio seems to be a dying form.  The problem with radio is no variety.  They play the same songs and artists over and over and you don’t really discover new music on the radio anymore.  That is what Youtube and streaming is for now.

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Carey Durham – The ‘Mr. Music’ Interview

Last week I had the pleasure and the honor to sit down with one of the nicest and most talented guys I know, Carey Durham.  Carey is a violinist, singer and a songwriter.  His style is a cross between hip-hop, R&B, Jazz, Pop and big band crooning.  I had the chance to review his album ‘Mr Music’ back in July and once I was finished I knew I wanted to interview him and get to know more about him and his music.  We were finally able to make our schedules work and sit down for an hour and chat.

_dsc0734Below is that conversation.  I will admit it is very long so I hope you have time.  If not, break it up in pieces and come back to finish.  When you are done, I hope you will discover what a great person he is and go out and support him and his music.

2Loud2OldMusic (2L2OM):  Welcome.  Thank you for taking the time to sit with me. Your album, I loved it as you can tell from my review.  But for most of my audience, which has gotten bigger since then by the way (he laughed), tell them who Carey Durham is personally, musically or however.

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