The Rock Father is a music-centric Daddy Blog and Website geared toward parents, kids, and caregivers that rock! Bending the rules to operate outside of the traditional realm, The Rock Father presents both content for the family - and for grownups, all easily organized throughout the site. The Rock Father offers music news and reviews, along with a robust Gardening Blog, and coverage of cool toys, games, events, and adventures. The entire affair is wrapped within the personal experience and daily musings of James Zahn - a work-from-home Dad that has juggled jobs throughout the entertainment industry in various creative disciplines.
My Next Laptop Might be Consumed by The Dark Side... HP has The Force...
My entire office here at Rock Father HQ is Windows-based, and for the most part, it's been powered by HP for years. As a matter of fact, my main machine (the one these words are coming to you from right now) is an HP Envy 700 Desktop, and my laptop (which has reached the end of its life) is an HP as well - one I special ordered back in 2008. As I've been looking into new laptop options - particularly due to my travel adventures - I've been leaning back toward HP again, and then some ridiculously-perfect news rolled in yesterday: HP is releasing a STAR WARS Special Edition Notebook. My favorite film series + my preferred computer brand + my preferred color scheme of Red & Black?Star WarsHPSTAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENSTech
31 Days of Halloween: GHOST - MELIORA (and Beyond)
When it comes to spooky music that's perfect for Halloween, but not really intended for Halloween, I have a bunch of go-to bands for the season. SLAYER is a big Fall favorite, as are THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE, ROB ZOMBIE, ALICE COOPER, etc. They're bands that have a certain "vibe" about them that fits - and they're all completely different from one another, yet still utterly perfect. The latest to fill that niche is one of my favorite contemporary acts, GHOST. This Swedish act seemingly rose from nowhere to become an increasingly recognized name - with a "Satanic" image both creepy and nonthreatening at the same time, putting forth three albums of excellence over the course of the past five years. Fronted by the Pope-esque Papa Emeritus on OPUS EPONYMOUS (2010), Papa Emeritus II on INFESTISSUMAM (2013) and the current Papa Emeritus III on 2015's MELIORA, GHOST, their mainstream infiltration found them debuting at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 last month with the release of their latest album. Indeed, an audience is listening... and if you're not, it's time to start. GHOST secures a place here in my annual 31 Days of Halloween on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine.GhostSatanHalloween31 Days of HalloweenHalloween Music PlaylistLoma Vista Recordings
Holiday Wish Guide Preview: Crab Pot Christmas Trees by Fisherman Creations
There's a small percentage of folks out there who might gripe that it's "too early" to be thinking about... writing about... or encouraging the purchase of Holiday decor. Those people are wrong, and I can tell you this from a "past life" working retail, and from my longtime work in the music business. Holiday action in October is not a new thing - heck, even the famous CHRISTMAS ALBUM by ELVIS PRESLEY was released on October 15, 1957! Fact is, if you want the good stuff, you need to plan ahead and act early, and that's exactly why my annual Holiday Wish Guide is rolling out now on THE ROCK FATHER Magazine. This year, I've partnered with US Family Guide and Fisherman Creations to help spread the word about Crab Pot Christmas Trees - incredible, MADE IN THE USA decorations that are visible and sparkling from any angle. Readers of THE ROCK FATHER can get 20% off and FREE Shipping with promo code USFG right now at CrabPotTrees.com! See them in-action below...Crab Pot Christmas TreesChristmasHoliday Wish GuideClient Relations Department at Rock Father HQSponsored PostMade in the USA
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