Author: Mike Flatt

Bluetint Magazine Volume 10

Click here to listen on Apple Music!   Volume 10 track list:  King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard : Rattlesnake Cherry Glazen: Told You I’d Be with the Guys Hey Violet: Guys My Age K Flay: Blood In The Cut The Weeknd: Starboy (feat. Daft Punk) The 1975: Somebody Else Alex Da Kid: Not Easy Spoon : Hot Thoughts Father John Misty: Pure Comedy Andrew McMahon: Brooklyn, You’re Killing...

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Old Sad Bastard Music, or Melancholy Me Part 1.

“What came first – the music or the misery? Did I listen to the music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to the music? Do all those records turn you into a melancholy person?” – Nick Hornby   I’ve always been a lyrics person, gravitating towards songwriters and bands who had a knack of telling me a story.  Not to knock on top 40 pop, because the “ooh baby baby’s” and “raise your hands in the air” type songs resonate, however briefly in pop culture conscious, and have their place.  I’ve been sitting back the last few weeks thinking about the songs that resonated with me, and more than l probably want to admit, helped shape my outlook on life, love and music appreciation.  So, let’s get a little personal for a bit,  and let’s look into a few songs, going to let you come to your own impression of me, based on the songs below.   Supertramp – The Logical Song But then they send me away to teach me how to be sensible, Logical, responsible, practical. And they showed me a world where I could be so dependable, Clinical, intellectual, cynical.     Changes – David Bowie Don’t want to be a better man Time may change me But I can’t trace time I watch the ripples change their size But never...

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Bluetint Magazine Volume 9

Click here for Apple Playlist   Tracks:  London Grammar – Rooting For You The XX – Say Something Loving Sundara Karma – Vivienne Portugal The Man – Noise Pollution (feat. Mary Elizabeth Winstead  Jai Wolf – Drive (feat. Chain Gang of Love)  Saint Motel – Born Again Fitz & The Tantrums – Roll Up Julien Baker – Funeral Pyre Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions – Isn’t It True Dropkick Murphys – Rebels With a Cause The Jesus and Mary Chain – Amputation Japandroids – No Known Drink of Drug The Stumbellas – We Don’t Know Foxygen – Follow...

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2016: A Bluetint Perspective

It’s been an interesting 2016 for us here at Bluetint Magazine.  We’ve been hit hard, as I’m sure all of you have as well, by the events of this year, both political and musical, but we’ve also been able to have some fantastic conversations with people we love, got involved with a fantastic charity, saw some incredible live music and made a few new friends along the way.  I asked everyone to submit their top 3 records of the year, and everyone was able to keep it to paragraphs except for Foley, who ended up getting his own full post. Below is where we came in personally in 2016. Neil Chapman: Megadeth/Dystopia – Metallica, maybe the first three records. Anthrax, the four album Joey Belladonna run. Slayer, not so much anything. Megadeth. Everything. Dave Mustaine still brings it. The riffs, the leads, the sound, the sneer, the songs, all of it, all day every day. Dystopia delivers and is another knotch on the belt of elite progressive metal. Dave has his old buddy Dave Ellefson back on bass and his new buddy, Brazilian guitar monster Kiko Loureiro, playing guitar both live and on the record. With Dystopia, Megadeth has established themselves as THE Thrash Metal band for the ages. Dave Mustaine will play a special acoustic performance on Friday, December 16, 2016 at the Hard Rock Café in Boston...

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