I have to admit, I feel like a bit of a phony writing about music. I don’t know how to play any instruments, I am a hopelessly tone-deaf singer, and what little exposure I’ve had to musical theory has left me passed out on the floor with blood dripping from my ears. Furthermore, my knowledge of the music “scene” is woefully pathetic, so much so that I’m not even sure if “scene” is actually any sort of proper terminology, or if it’s just something I’ve imagined. I don’t regularly read any music publications or websites, and mostly I just alternate between listening to whatever music I currently own, the local classic/hard rock radio station, the local alt-rock radio station, and, when I’m feeling adventurous, Pandora. In short, I am the definition of a layman. As a layman, I don’t often find myself exposed to totally awesome musical acts that others have known about for embarrassingly long periods of time until much later than excusable.