Happy New Year’s Eve 2020

I don’t have to tell you about 2020 – you were there, too. Usually, at the end of the year, I spend December choosing some photos to repost for good vibes and great memories, but this year I didn’t take a single photograph of a live show. Yeah. So, I am going to post a few photos from 2019 that did not see that light of day then, just for fun. I am keeping the cameras warm for 2021 because hope springs eternal.

There was a lot of excellent music released this year. We published 188 reviews in 2020, a lot more than we thought we would. There are so many “Best of 2020” lists out there that I decided not to do one for FFMB. Instead, I am throwing up a couple of covers from albums we didn’t review this year that were really good – just couldn’t get to everything. We’ll try to do better in 2021.

Thanks to everybody involved with Flying Fiddlesticks Music Blog and the Shardik Media Cabal. Deep gratitude and thanks to all the bands, record labels, venues, publicists, and promoters keeping music alive for all of us.

We’re still here and we are carrying on in 2021. See you out there.

All live performance photos by Wayne Edwards.

Aftershock

Heavy Montreal

Clubs

Albums

© Wayne Edwards.

Happy New Year’s Eve 2020

T-Shirt Inventory, Ebb Tide

The T-Shirt Inventory Project 2020 has been a lot of fun. There are still other shirts lying around here that didn’t catch a wave. I wouldn’t call them a wave, exactly. Let’s call them a tide. An ebb tide. Here are a few shirts that did not appear in the eight waves that came before.

And just in case you are interested, here are direct links to each wave so you can check out the shirts that rolled ashore.

First Wave

Second Wave

Third Wave

Fourth Wave

Fifth Wave

Sixth Wave

Seventh Wave

Eighth Wave

© Wayne Edwards.

T-Shirt Inventory, Ebb Tide

T-Shirt Inventory, Sixth Wave

Week six was heavy week at the T-Shirt Inventory Project. By the end of the week I had turned nostalgic and just wanted a beer. Actually, I pretty much always want a beer.

From the “13” Tour.
The Final 2-3 Year Tour.
Green Death.
A Classic Band and a Classic Design.
More Black Sabbath — The End Tour.
One of My Earliest Rock and Roll Influences — Alice Cooper.
My Favorite Bar in Long Beach.

© Wayne Edwards.

T-Shirt Inventory, Sixth Wave

T-Shirt Inventory, Fifth Wave

It is Clutch Week at the T-Shirt Inventory Project. It is a complete coincidence that Clutch started doing livestream performances from their rehearsal space, The Doom Saloon, this week as well. I hope you are watching those on YouTube and I hope you are wearing Clutch shirts while you do it.

I slipped this one High On Fire shirt in for Sunday.

© Wayne Edwards.

T-Shirt Inventory, Fifth Wave

T-Shirt Inventory, First Wave

We started posting photos of t-shirts a couple weeks ago on social media, you know, to smash the boredom down a little since there is no live music right now. Why not post them here, too? Witness, then, Wave One.

Tomb Mold, Planetary Clairvoyance
High On Fire, the Purple Orchid Shirt
Earth Rocker 1 Festival Shirt
Cult of Luna, Scary Owl Shirt
Carolina Rebellion, The Final Festival

© Wayne Edwards.

T-Shirt Inventory, First Wave