The Other Day... 21 years ago... 

I was reading the other day that it had been 21 years since Rage Against The Machine released “Evil Empire” - I got to thinking about when I was 17 and how much fun it was playing the opening riff to Bulls on Parade over and over and over again (in truth that’s the only part I was good enough to play) 

It’s still a killer riff… but anyway… after that I was hit by this realisation… Twenty One Years… that’s a long time, man I feel old… 

It’s always good to remember where you came from I guess… 

Even better though is finding a new favourite, just when you thought all the good songs had been written. I’ve always tried to seek out new music and I hope you do to, otherwise you might miss the next thing that’ll change your life. 

I get it, sometimes it’s hard, sometimes you just wanna sing along to what you know but remember how it felt when you first heard those songs… that can happen again… 

Not much to talk about when it comes to my music this week, so I thought I’d share some of my discoveries of the past year or so, maybe if you haven’t heard these artists your new favourite will be in this list? 

Mastodon 

Sean Rowe 

The Smith Street Band 

Rag’n’Bone Man 

Kingswood 

Frightened Rabbit 

Circa Waves 

Fractures 

Glen Hansard 

Pete Yorn 

Charlie Simpson 

Soen 

Paper Arms 

Caligula’s Horse 

Opeth 

By the way… while I’m recording on my new projects there’ll be some “behind the curtain” stuff being made available, keep an eye on clintonhoy.com for details

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.”

— Frank Zappa