X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past more than lives up to the hype. It’s not only far superior to the previous films in the X-Men series, but it’s the best of all the modern superhero movies. There’s actual character development this time around and the direction as well as the use of music in the film is fantastic. You may want to skip watching the following trailer if you want to avoid even small spoilers, but it shows brief clips from my favorite scene…

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver: The Hard Game Of Love

Guest Post By: Brendan

After recent storms hit my home state, I was without power for five days. One of the more memorable experiences of that week was sitting on a kind neighbor’s porch, listening to bluegrass through a generator-powered Bose speaker. The musical highlight of the evening was “Blue Train” by Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. I was eager to hear more and recently obtained the wonderful 2002 album from which the song originated, The Hard Game Of Love.

The Hard Game Of Love gets off to a blistering start with the aforementioned “Blue Train,” complete with glorious harmonies, a choo-choo fiddle and locomotive banjo. It’s an impressive collection of songs, particularly the title track. A traditional lament for a lost sweetheart, “The Hard Game of Love” has a vocal finale so good it stopped me in my tracks. The instrumentation on this album is superb, and I’ll be seeking out more material from banjoist Dale Perry, guitarist-bassist Barry Scott, guitarist Jamie Dailey and fiddler Hunter Berry.


Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver Official Site