Rock Rant Ep. 59: Shadows, Grays, and Evil Ways!

Hey Digital Fam! This week we’re talking country on the Rock Rant once again. Our album is “Shadows, Grays, and Evil Ways” by The White Buffalo and it is a doozy of a concept album. A few warnings for this one. Firstly, this album deals with some really heavy subject matter, including PTSD from wartime so forewarned is forearmed. Secondly, our discussion does turn political again this week, so if you want to discuss that with us on Twitter or Facebook we are happy to do so, but please keep it civil or we will stop responding.


The Rock Rant Ep. 58: Cosmo’s Factory

Hey Digital Fam! My ear hurts way less this week and I can only attribute this to the amazing album we discussed on this week’s episode…and amoxicillin. This week we’re concluding our look at CCR by discussing their 1970 smash hit “Cosmo’s Factory.” As you can tell by my previous statement, I love this album. I hope you all enjoy this album and our thoughts on it.

A Feast of Fine Music Playlist

Hey everyone! It’s Ryan with another monthly installment of the Playlist Challenge. This should be a fun one so hopefully you guys want to participate on this one. As always, here are the rules. I will post a 20-song playlist on a certain topic complete with explanations for each song. I challenge each of you, Brent included, to do the same. Once you see this, shoot us an email at and put “Playlist Challenge November” in the subject line.



This has been a crazy, hectic month for me as evidenced by this list coming out just now. On top of that, there isn’t any Thanksgiving music and the only song I can think of that’s about November is “November Rain.” What is Thanksgiving though? It’s a time to think about things you’re thankful for and to stuff your face with delicious food. Keeping that in mind, here’s your challenge. Stuff our collective faces with all the musical goodness you can muster on this one. Show us 20 songs you’re thankful for. Also, there shouldn’t be anything too controversial on this list for me, so there won’t be any explanations on this list. I won’t ask you to do that for your list either.


The Playlist:

1. Rush- Limelight


2. Van Halen- Dance the Night Away


3. Tom Petty- You Don’t Know How It Feels


4. Bachman-Turner Overdrive: Takin’ Care of Business


5. Billy Joel- Miami 2017 (I’ve Seen The Lights Go Out on Broadway)


6. Elton John- The Bitch is Back


7. The Gaslight Anthem- 45


8. .38 Special- If I’d Been the One


9. Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band- The Fire Inside


10. Creedence Clearwater Revival- Up Around the Bend


11. Barenaked Ladies- The Old Apartment


12. REM- What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?


13. Bowling for Soup- Girl all the Bad Guys Want


14. Disturbed- Indestructible


15. Joe Jackson- I’m the Man


16. Elvis Costello and The Attractions- (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding?


17. Queen- Don’t Stop Me Now


18. Prince- Little Red Corvette


19. The Outfield- Your Love


20. Dire Straits- Sultans of Swing