Author Archives: Nick

Interview With John Boecklin of Bad Wolves

Interview With John Boecklin of Bad Wolves

I had the absolute honor of sitting with John Boecklin, drummer for the band Bad Wolves. You might know them best from this absolute banger of a Cranberries cover.   But today, our focus is on their upcoming album, and tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Three Days Grace! We even get a date for…Read more »

My First Pitch

My First Pitch

A week ago I was asked to be one of the people to throw the first pitch at tonight’s Storm Chasers game.   Never in my life did I ever think I’d do anything sports related after middle school.   Up until my Freshman year of high school I always played football. It’s just kind…Read more »

For Grandma

For Grandma

“They say you die twice. Once when you stop breathing and the second, a bit later on, when somebody mentions your name for the last time.” – Bansky   Today, I went to Death or Glory Tattoo in Council Bluffs to get a very special piece done.   My grandmother was like a 3rd parent…Read more »

Hot Take: Tiny Dancer Is One Of The Best Songs Ever Composed

Hot Take: Tiny Dancer Is One Of The Best Songs Ever Composed

Count the headlights on the highway and hold me closer, because here are  5 reasons “Tiny Dancer” is one of the best songs ever made.   ONE Just look at that sexy sound wave taken from the start of Elton singing to the end of the first chorus. I’ve marked it out in the picture…Read more »

Saw Mill Museums Exist..and I Went To One

Saw Mill Museums Exist..and I Went To One

Over the long weekend, I decided to go across Iowa to the other river and visit my friend in Clinton, IA.   The drive took about 5 hours and right when I got into town, I noticed a billboard advertising the “Saw Mill Museum”.   I audibly said “The F— is a sawmill museum and…Read more »

Nick Reviews: The Cranberries – “In The End”

Nick Reviews: The Cranberries – “In The End”

“In The End” is the final album from Irish Alt group The Cranberries.   This album is special in so many ways, and honestly, I probably wouldn’t have even had it on my radar to begin with if it was produced the way it was supposed to be, instead of how it was (which I…Read more »

My Avengers Adventure

My Avengers Adventure

[NO SPOILERS]   My dad took me to see Iron Man in theaters on my 11th birthday. Something about that movie did something to my 11 year old brain. It inspired me in a weird way that no other movie had before that. That day Iron Man became my (2nd) favorite hero.   I had…Read more »

Record Store Day 2019 Recap

Record Store Day 2019 Recap

Here we are, at the end of another amazing holiday.   This was my second RSD in a row and I love it more and more every year. As always, everyone in line was really cool! From the time I showed up (8 am) to the time doors actually opened (10am) everyone was all really…Read more »

5 Covers Just As Good As The Original

5 Covers Just As Good As The Original

Personally, I love when an artist or band covers a song. It’s always cool to hear an alternate take on a song. That being said, I’m also a music snob so I have a very high standard for what a “good cover” has to be. Basically my three main points are: It has to keep…Read more »