Author Archives: Shap

Shap in the Morning’s Roots with ROBB: Alice in Chains

Shap in the Morning’s Roots with ROBB: Alice in Chains

The first of the big 4 of Grunge to achieve commercial success, Alice in Chains is a band of two sounds and two different eras.  The two sounds:  The Sludgy metal steeped in Black Sabbath (they have a song named ‘Sludge Factory’), and the acoustic side with more vocal contribution from Jerry Cantrell (featured prominently…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB: Fleetwood Mac’s RUMOURS

ROOTS with ROBB: Fleetwood Mac’s RUMOURS

The first Thursday of the month is here and that brings roots of a classic album.  Rumours is one of the best selling albums of all time, and you can argue it’s the best breakup album ever (Go ahead debate amongst yourselves).  It’s the only album I can think of where two couples within the band are breaking…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB:  Maroon 5

ROOTS with ROBB: Maroon 5

With the Big Game this weekend, we figured it was high time to do roots on the Halftime entertainment, Maroon 5.  Maroon 5 is a polarizing group.  They’re extremely popular, and extremely disliked, but I think the folks that dislike them would probably like them more if they listened to the right stuff by the…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB:  Smashing Pumpkins (aka Mr. Corgan’s Wild Ride)

ROOTS with ROBB: Smashing Pumpkins (aka Mr. Corgan’s Wild Ride)

Maybe Mr. Corgan’s wild ride isn’t the right aka.  Maybe Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Corgan is more appropriate since the band is really a tale of two different Pumpkins, the PRE- Mellon Collie, and what followed.  We heavily focused on the PRE, which is (in our opinion) the classic Pumpkins, and Billy Corgan (with an…Read more »

Best version of Karma ever?

Best version of Karma ever?

You’ve heard the adage before, you do something mean to someone, karma will come back to get you.  Well, this might be Karma’s finest Hour! Down in Kentucky the previous weekend, Cory Lutz, his fiancee and future sister-in-law made a GIANT snowman!  Based on the photos, I’m thinking it was around 10 feet high!  Then…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB:  The CURE

ROOTS with ROBB: The CURE

My two favorite things about doing ‘ROOTS’ are turning listeners on to different songs or aspects about a band they think they know already, AND being turned on myself to an artist I’m not completely familiar with.  The Cure is definitely in the latter category.  I knew the big radio hits from the Cure, but…Read more »

Axl Rose first new song in over a decade is with LOONEY TUNES?

Axl Rose first new song in over a decade is with LOONEY TUNES?

Members of Guns n’ Roses have been dropping hints that they’re working on new GnR music, with a chance to possibly even hear a new track sometime in 2019.  But Axl already has something new out, with Looney Tunes!  There’s a New Looney Tunes show coming to Boomerang this year, and Axl is a big…Read more »

ROOTS with ROBB:  Exile on Main Street

ROOTS with ROBB: Exile on Main Street

The first Thursday of every month Robb Hasty, your Farmer’s Insurance Agent on Main Street and I discuss a classic album, and when it comes to choosing an album from the Stones, there are several choices that jump to mind.  Exile isn’t my favorite Stones album (right now it’s toss up between Let it Bleed and Sticky Fingers), but Exile is a darn…Read more »

Flori DUH Friday:  I’m in love with Tetris..the game cartridge!

Flori DUH Friday: I’m in love with Tetris..the game cartridge!

Who hasn’t loved a video game before?  Sure, I’ve been addicted and stayed up too late hooked on my latest digital smack.  Heck, one time my Mom took away my entire Nintendo System because I was constantly playing Tecmo Super Bowl instead of doing my homework. Side Note: Tecmo Super Bowl may be the best sports game…Read more »