Tag Archive: The Hooking Line


We all feel prone at given moments in our everyday lifestyle, especially with music. The only problem is, we are genetically coded to avoid bait. To avoid traps because of the way it looks, feels, smells or tastes. But this is the Hooking Line. Every day you will be reeled into something new that is remotely different from what you are used to generically hearing. It will be handpicked from a completely randomized genre. New or old, it will not matter. All that matters is if you are brave enough to take the bite.

The past few days have ended with shots and excessive servings of birthday cake in celebration of my 20th birthday, so please pay-no-mind to the lack of posts and expect March to be filled with a whole bunch of shit for your eyes and ears. But lets set things into motion, shall we?
Wanting to expand his musical interest, lead singer Kenny Vasoli left his prior group The Starting Line and went on to form Person L and created the record label Human Interest to further push his footsteps. The groups debut album Initiate hit the world in August of 2008, resulting in a year’s worth of touring with several other bands and found themselves back in the studio in 2009 to create their second project entitled, The Positives. The Positives is sought out to be the bands best work, including their hit record Goodness Gracious which is also today’s Hooking Line. So take a nipple, take a bite. Whatever you do, I know you will end up wanting more.

Download: Goodness Gracious

The Hooking Line: The Kills

We all feel prone at given moments in our everyday lifestyle, especially with music. The only problem is, we are genetically coded to avoid bait. To avoid traps because of the way it looks, feels, smells or tastes. But this is the Hooking Line. Every day you will be reeled into something new that is remotely different from what you are used to generically hearing. It will be handpicked from a completely randomized genre. New or old, it will not matter. All that matters is if you are brave enough to take the bite.

Today’s addition of the Hooking Line features The Kills, a two-piece alternative rock band; one hailing from America and the other the UK. Together they make a slaughtering outfit and are definitely something different to hear. “Alphabet Pony” is off of their 2008 sophomore album Midnight Boom.

Download: Alphabet Pony

The Hooking Line: Club 8

We all feel prone at given moments in our everyday lifestyle, especially with music. The only problem is, we are genetically coded to avoid bait. To avoid traps because of the way it looks, feels, smells or tastes. But this is the Hooking Line. Every day you will be reeled into something new that is remotely different from what you are used to generically hearing. It will be handpicked from a completely randomized genre. New or old, it will not matter. All that matters is if you are brave enough to take the bite.

Western Hospitality is one of those songs that swings with elaboration and capsizes you with a feverish upbeat tempo and tropical twists. The group, Club 8 is currently working on their sophomore album, The People’s Record which is due out in May.

Western Hospitality

We all feel prone at given moments in our everyday lifestyle, especially with music. The only problem is, we are genetically coded to avoid bait. To avoid traps because of the way it looks, feels, smells or tastes. But this is the Hooking Line. Every day you will be reeled into something new that is remotely different from what you are used to generically hearing. It will be handpicked from a completely randomized genre. New or old, it will not matter. All that matters is if you are brave enough to take the bite.

After catching the last 30 minutes of Reservoir Dogs this evening, I finally figured out what song I wanted to use for tonight’s edition of the Hooking Line. Just like a Biz Markie jawn, Grand Funk Railroad makes even the worst of singers want to get up and get some of that sweet, sweet loving. I’m high on believing baby, even though it might not be true. Yes, I’m talking to you Megan Fox. Wham.

Hooked on a Feeling

We all feel prone at given moments in our everyday lifestyle, especially with music. The only problem is, we are genetically coded to avoid bait. To avoid traps because of the way it looks, feels, smells or tastes. But this is the Hooking Line. Every day you will be reeled into something new that is remotely different from what you are used to generically hearing. It will be handpicked from a completely randomized genre. New or old, it will not matter. All that matters is if you are brave enough to take the bite.

Today’s feature of the Hooking Line is setting an entirely different course from yesterday’s and taking us to 1979, when Disco reigned supreme and heavy, thick scented musks were defined as man. The original version of this song was on record and lasted about ten minutes long, compiled with random assortments of telephone ringings and woman with soft-spoken and sexually arousing voices. This, however, is a much shorter version and is most definitely not my doing. Enjoy the trip, savvy.

Danny Barrow – Telephones

We all feel prone at given moments in our everyday lifestyle, especially with music. The only problem is, we are genetically coded to avoid bait. To avoid traps because of the way it looks, feels, smells or tastes. But this is the Hooking Line. Every day you will be reeled into something new that is remotely different from what you are used to generically hearing. It will be handpicked from a completely randomized genre. New or old, it will not matter. All that matters is if you are brave enough to take the bite.

For the very first feature of the Hooking Line, I decided to introduce Surfer Blood. Not because their band name some correlates with the concept of all of this, but simply because they mash together an incredible riff of rock and pop that most bands never are able to blend together. The song I picked to present to you is called, “Twin Peaks” off of their album Astro Coast. Enjoy.

Surfer Blood – Twin Peaks