Monday, June 24, 2013

Happy 10th Anniversary to De-Loused in the Comatorium

10 years is a long time.  As people we change considerably.  We grow and change with the times.  Sometimes for better and sometimes for worse.  The value of those changes is when we can look back and see how much we have changed over the course of time.  It is nice to see how we got from where we started to where we are now.  Sometimes its a critical event that forever changes and shapes our landscape.  Sometimes it can be far less.  

For me, Riff 'N Ralk Music Tock would not have even been a glimmer in my eye if it had not been for De-Loused in the Comatorium  An album that shook my foundation of musical appreciation to its base and helped start the construction of a new interest in sound.  This is a journey I'd like to share with you.  It really is not about De-Loused itself, as you can read about in so many other places, but rather the impact it had on my musical taste and how it proved to be a launching pad for my appreciation of all kinds of sounds. 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Episode 10

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Episode 10 is up! I am hoping our unedited version will be around soon. Until then, enjoy this youtube version.

Ryan and Alex take on Macklemore x Ryan Lewis - The Heist LPVampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City and Daft Punk'sRandom Access Memories

DJ Feature #1: DJ Wily

A little bit ago we made a call-out to any DJes, mixers, producers, and all around cool people to provide us with some mixes we can showcase to you our listeners and readers.  I am happy to say that we have our first mix.  Although not made for us, DJ WILY was kind enough to give us a mix to showcase to all of you.  The mix is called Tribute Man and features songs from artists that really inspire him and move him.  For the next 67 minutes allow yourself to be swaddled by the sounds of M83, The Postal Service, and Imagine Dragons as DJ WILY takes you through his

DJ WILY is a mainstay at Bikini Bottom and Grill in West Dundee most Friday nights where he plays a mix of the newest tracks, and whatever fun stuff he stumbles along.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Adrian Belew Power Hour #2 Lodger

In order to keep up with the ever-growing field of published music, Riff N' Ralk, Music Tock has expanded to the printed word to review music. Want Alex, Ryan, or Corey to write a lengthy, well-thought-out essay about your favorite albums? Leave a comment below, or write on our Facebook wall and we will give it a fair shot!

By: Alex Gomory

Adrian only toured with Frank for one year.  During his time, Frank caught some band members using drugs (a big no-no in Frank's bands) and it was expected he would be cleaning house, which he ended up doing for the most part.  Adrian, concerned about what the future may hold for him in Frank's line-up was already open to new opportunities.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Our HUGE Summertime Playlist (with flair!)

In chronological order, here is Alex and Ryan's Summertime Jam Playlist! Have yourselves a minimally hot and sticky summer. But make sure that it is maximally fun!