Head on over to my new record label site, Subdude Records

February 6, 2014 Leave a comment

I just launched a new online Record Label, Subdude Records. Check it out! http://www.subduderecords.com and on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/subduderecords

Categories: Zune

Check out Subdude Records

February 1, 2014 Leave a comment

With the postings to this blog being fewer and farther between, I encourage you to take a look at my newest project, Subdude Records.

It’s my latest foray into online music. This is my record label, and our music is better than theirs. Give us a look.


Categories: Zune

Veruca Salt – So Weird

January 1, 2014 Leave a comment

(image courtesy of VerucaSalt.com)

So Weird (Right Click/Save As)
(this track is provided by VerucaSalt.com)

Veruca Salt was formed in 1992 in Chicago, Illinois by Louise Post and Nina Gordon. The two had been introduced by a mutual friend and decided to form a band.

In 1994, they signed with a local indie label before being snapped up by Geffen Records (home to Guns N’ Roses, Nirvana, Weezer, etc.) where their debut album American Thighs was re-released. The first single off of the album was the song Seether, and it quickly became a hit.

The band then released (the now out of print) “Blow It Out Your Ass, It’s Veruca Salt” E.P., as a hold-over until their next album was to be released.

In 1997 the band released Eight Arms To Hold You to much fan-fare and acclaim (it quickly went Gold), and spawned a few singles. The first was Volcano Girls which was then followed by the heavy rocker Shutterbug. Videos were made for both singles.

In 1998, co-founder Nina Gordon left the group and the band was dissolved but reformed a year later (with Louise Post being the sole original member) and released the album “Resolver”, with the lead single “Born Entertainer” in 2000.

Over the next few years, band members rotated in and out (except for Post and guitarist Stephen Fitzpatrick) with the band releasing the Lords of Sounds and Lesser Things EP in 2004.

**Update** in November of 2013, Veruca Salt formally announced the reunion of the original band. They are currently recording a new album, and planning a tour in 2014!

2006 saw the release of the bands latest album Veruca Salt IV, featuring the lead single So Weird.

This track is my favorite on the whole album. The album is really good, and is a worthy addition to any alternative music fan’s collection.

Pick up these albums in the Zune Marketplace, as well as AmazonMP3.

Check out the band’s official YouTube page, as well as their website for more info and content.

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I Am Santa Claus

December 23, 2013 Leave a comment

It’s not Christmas without posting this MP3. It’s been a favorite of mine for nearly 15 years. It’s  a parody of “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath, but with a Christmas theme.

I now present, “I Am Santa Claus” by Bob Rivers:

Get It HERE (Left Click only)

Buy it at Amazon MP3

Categories: Comedy, Rock, Zune

Danyul Kostin – The Drama

November 25, 2013 Leave a comment

In 2006 Danyul Kostin recorded his first EP, entitled “The Drama”.

Here, for your listening pleasure, is “The Drama” in it’s entirety.

1. Scars

2. Retarded

3. Shannon

4. Voices Chasing The Sound

5. Stay With Me

Categories: Acoustic Rock

Held Hostage: Escaping Your Cell Phone Carrier’s Iron Grip

June 22, 2012 Leave a comment

I wrote this article, over at EnConnected, mainly in response to all of the hullaballoo surrounding the announcement of current Windows Phone devices not being upgraded to Windows Phone 8.

Many folks were very irritated and upset by this. In some ways, I really understand. However, in my opinion, there is no one but themselves to blame for it.

Head over to EnConnected to read why.

PS – I promise I’ll start posting more music soon. With Zune dead and all, I’ve got to rethink the purpose of this site. Xunetracks.net maybe?

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ZuneTracks.net is BACK!

June 4, 2012 1 comment

Back in June of 2010, the server hosting the original ZuneTracks blog, died…suddenly. After two years of having life throw curveballs, job changes and whatnot, I decided it was high time to get the old blog back up again. So here it is! We now have blog posts reaching all the way back into 2007, the heyday of Zune!

Feel free to stay a while, enjoy the wonderful content, and stroll down memory lane with us, for Zune has died today and is being replaced with “XBOX Music”.

RIP Zune. 6/4/2012

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