Undead Redhead: #bookreview

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A couple weeks ago, my tablet with the Kindle app went missing. I looked everywhere for it – twice. Apparently, I left it at the YMCA. It’s hard to believe that it wasn’t stolen but there are still good people in the world.

When I misplaced the tablet, I was in the almost finished reading Undead Redhead by Jen Frankel. It was an interesting take on zombies. The main character, Sharon, has become a zombie but she doesn’t crave brains or flesh. Instead, she loves to eat rotten fruit and vegetables.

She discovers a whole new world of people that want to date a zombie or to be a zombie. A few of them were even too creepy for an actual zombie. There’s even an imposter pretending to be Sharon.

In her previous life, Sharon’s friends were not really interested in her as a person. They were just using her to do their bidding. Her former boyfriend and her former best friend were having an affair. The people that were supposed to care about her really didn’t care at all.

Can being a zombie change things for the better? Will she find romance and friendship as a zombie? You’ll have to read it to find out.

I enjoyed reading this book. I’m so glad that I was able to finally finish it.

Undead Redhead on Amazon

Jen Frankel on Twitter

Jen Frankel’s website

You’re F!red: Single Review

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You’re F!red of Massachusetts has recently released the single “Forgetmenow.” It sounds a bit like Panic at the Disco and whoever is on Tim Burton’s playlist. I can live with both of those options. It’s a little creepy but still fun, if that makes any sense.

Halloween just went by too fast this year. However, I can listen to this song and feel like it’s still within reach for a few moments.

The band, which only officially includes Nolan Grzeg and Joe DeSalvo, has made the following comment about the song:

 

The single “Forgetmenow” is a progressive rock/pop track, and tells a tale of a man who has been framed for murder, but unable to prove his innocence, resulting in a prison sentence for him. DeSalvo had written the instrumentals about three years ago, and Grzeg wrote lyrics and a melody to accompany it and took it to the studio. 

Forgetmenow on Spotify

Forgetmenow on iTunes

 

CONNECT WITH YOU’RE F!RED: 
Instagram – @urfired
Twitter – @urfiredband
Facebook – @urfiredma

Sleep Deprived Music Review: Roosevelt

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If it’s dreary where you are, then the Young Romance album by Roosevelt may boost your spirits. There’s definitely an electronic-pop/synth-pop vibe going on with this album. I think that the lyrics give the music some depth.

The album won’t even get on your nerves at all. Some synth-pop can sound repetitious but I think Roosevelt keeps it interesting and upbeat. I enjoy the songs “Losing Touch” and “Better Days.”

At this very moment, Roosevelt is preparing for a show in Paris. How many of you wish you could be there? I know that I do.

Roosevelt is originally from Viersen, Germany but currently calls Cologne, Germany home.  The tour will be in the United States during December.

 

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Roosevelt’s website

Interview with . . . Younger Then

Indie rockers Younger Then’s tagline is “Not Your Father’s Rock and Roll.” I say thank goodness because my dad was into instrumental rock and roll – kind of boring. To each his own, I guess. Anyway, check out this interview that I did with Younger Then, who are not boring at all.

 

 

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What is the best thing about Buffalo, NY?

Buffalo is an amazing city that doesn’t always get the credit it deserves. The food and people are great. The city has a lot of history. But the best part is definitely the music scene. There is no shortage of talented musicians in this city. Our music scene is definitely thriving.
Where was your first show?

Our first show as Younger Then was at a venue in downtown Buffalo called Waiting Room (RIP).
Who would you follow around -as a fan- on tour if possible?

Kings of Leon has always been a favorite for us. Awesome performers too. Definitely wouldn’t get tired of following them around!
What is your father’s rock and roll? My dad is old so it’s early, early, early rock and roll . . . young Elvis and Ricky Nelson.

My earliest memories of listening to music were in the car with my dad on our way to the Adirondacks where we spent every summer. He used to play stuff like Tom Petty, Jimmy Buffett, Journey, Ozzy. A pretty wide variety. But I think what we really meant by “Not your father’s rock n’ roll” was just the idea that people can expect something a little different from us.
How many stories do you begin or end with “I was Younger Then . . .”?

That whole idea is where the name of the band originated. A lot of the songs we write are very nostalgic and reflect on times of our lives when we were younger.
If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?

Tour bus. Easy.
How long would you guys survive on a deserted island?

Probably longer than most bands. We have all lived together at one point or another. We’ve also all worked together. So over the years, we have spent a pretty significant amount of time together and still haven’t gotten sick of each other!
What were you guys doing before you joined the band?

Before we started writing songs as “Younger Then” we were in other bands together. We’ve all known each other for about 10 years and have been making music together the entire time. Band names and styles have changed over the years. But we’ve just always been making music together.
What do you want people to know about Younger Then?

Music is extremely important to us and we appreciate everyone who supports what we do. We have no intentions of slowing down any time soon!

Younger Then on Facebook