Book Review: Hobo Pete and the Ghost Train

Hobo Pete and the Ghost TrainBy Sandy PheatPublished by Freebird Publishers, P.O. Box 541, North Dighton,MA 02764; www.FreebirdPublishers.com (2014)ISBN 9780991359103Available as Ebook and paperback through Amazon. Reviewed by Christopher Zoukis Hobo Pete and the Ghost Train represents a victory for Freebird Publishers, a growing multi-media entity dedicated to serving a sometimes forgotten segment of American […]

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Book Review: Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy TheoryBy Mike EnemigoPublished by The Cell Block, P. O. Box 212, Folsom, CA 95763ISBN 9781492709665 $15.00 (2012, 2013)Available on Amazon. Reviewed by Christopher Zoukis Conspiracy Theory is a gritty story of drugs, crime, and the underground rap music scene in Sacramento, California, written by someone who knows whereof he speaks. Mike Enemigo, a Folsom […]

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College for Convicts: New Study Proposes $60BN Annual Budget Cut – By Providing Higher Education in Nation’s Prisons

The study, conducted by legal commentator Christopher Zoukis, concludes that offering post-secondary and academic education to prisoners can cut $60 billion from the national budget every year – without scrapping existing programs. Zoukis has compiled his research and findings into College for Convicts: The Case for Higher Education in American Prisons, a game-changing new book […]

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CD Review: Good Boy by Nate Paladino

Album: Good Boy Artist: Nate PaladinoStyle: Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Elvis, Leonard CohenReleased: November 7, 2014Reviewed by: Christopher Zoukis Nate Paladino is a relic of a different decade. It’s almost as if he climbed into a time machine, traveled back to the 1950s and then returned to the contemporary world. While in the past, he […]

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CD Review: Involuntary Memories

Album: Involuntary MemoriesAritst: Plastic HandgunStyle: Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Dream Pop, Psych RockReleased: January 11, 2015Reviewed by: Christopher Zoukis The name of the band is Plastic Handgun, and Plastic Handgun has just one member: Mark Di Giovanni, who hails from Toronto, Canada. Di Giovanni just released his first full-length (digital) album of experimental rock/electronic music. […]

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CD Review: Sir Cadian Rhythm

Album: Sir Cadian RhythmArtist: Sir Cadian RhythmStyle: Alternative, Rock, Jazz, PopScheduled for Release: February 7, 2015Reviewed by: Christopher Zoukis In March 2014, five musicians got together on Long Island, New York and decided to form a band. Christening the band “Sir Cadian Rhythm,” a play on the circadian rhythms of the human body, the name […]

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CD Review: Reviver by The Torn Images

Album: ReviverArist: The Torn ImagesStyle: Alternative Rock, Indie RockReleased: November 19, 2014Reviewed by: Christopher Zoukis The Torn Images recently released their first full-length album, Reviver, and is the follow-up to two previous extended play offerings. Formed circa 2012 in Fountain Valley, California, the band comprises Briand Arabaca, who performs lead vocals and guitar, Tyler De […]

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CD Review: “I Am Love” by I Am Love

Album: I Am LoveArtist: I Am LoveStyle: Folk, Psychedelic Rock, Indie RockReleased: January 20, 2015Reviewed by: Christopher Zoukis I Am Love just released a self-titled album which reflects their personal tastes in music: the psychedelic; the Vaudevillian; a little Seattle grunge; and what, for lack of a better term, is called theatrical rock. At the […]

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CD Review: The Great Escape

Album: The Great EscapeArtist: The Great EscapeStyle: Alternative, PopReleased: October 17, 2014Reviewed by: Christopher Zoukis In today’s world, most bands attempt to search for, and lay claim to, a sound that is original and singularly their own – something unique that makes them stand out from the zillions of other bands. Correctly or not, they […]

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