About Darlene Hargrave

I am the wife of Walter Hargrave, A&R, Blogger Loves to read, listen to music, and spend as much time outdoors as time permits. I hated going to public school and spent a long time pursuing my education. My favorite subjects are English and world history, plus space science and technology in all of its myriad aspects. I am a mature adult who grew up without internet, but took an interest in computing at an early age. I first raised my family, and then settled on an A.S. degree in legal arts. I feel complete and happy.
19 08, 2019

Music Review: I Can Feel It by The National Parks @TheNatlParks

By |2019-08-19T08:01:51-04:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , , |

Walter Here! I remember the first time hearing The National Parks. I believe it was "As We Ran" that Spotify had suggested. After I listened to it, I had to hear more and ended up spending the day listening to all their songs on repeat! Shortly after that I bought, The National Parks - Young CD and a shirt! We hope to catch you guys on tour during your next visit to Florida! We will be watching our Bandsintown notifications and your emails! Keep doing what you do best! Please visit and buy stuff from The National Parks Store! Music Review Greeting from Florida! Darlene here, listening to the national touring “The National Parks” “Young” (2013) is the EP where I first heard (TNP) perform “Anchor and Wind,” now being a favorite of mine and their half [...]

10 08, 2019

Music Review: A Decade In by Letters of Transit @LOT_Band

By |2019-08-10T19:01:00-04:00August 10th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , |

Walter here! During a visit to Facebook I received a notification from the Official Indie Music Bus Facebook group. It was a new music preview opportunity from Letters of Transit! They sent me the song "A Decade In". I gave it a quick listen and was immediately impressed! Letter of Transit - Theme and Variation with be available everywhere on August 29, 2019! Music Review Letters of Transit “A Decade In” from “Theme and Variation” Dear readers, Darlene here, to remind you not to judge a book by its cover.  “A Decade In,” is the latest song title by “Letters of Transit” and I urge you to steam open this envelope and listen, because, truly, a lot of energy will unfold.  I felt this song has an alternative-rock sound with a touch of grunge and a pinch [...]

5 08, 2019

Music Review: Stay by Ships Have Sailed @shipshavesailed

By |2019-08-05T05:30:05-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , |

Ships Have Sailed always seem to keep showing up on our radar. Winning awards, contests, being added to radio rotations and getting lots of positive reaction from fans. And because of this, we've decided it's time for a music review! During a recent Music Monday music sharing session for Ships Have Sailed, we featured 'Stay' and our engine chose to share interesting facts about the song. This information comes from the Spotify API and is available for all tracks. Interesting facts about 'Stay' The Tempo is approx: 108.013 Approx Key: G (also Fdouble sharp, Adouble flat) SOL Time Signature: 4 Has Good energy, Probably Danceable Music Review Photo credit: Gentle Giant Digital Darlene here, reviewing a song by another amazing award-winning band, “Ships Have Sailed.” Their latest song, “Stay,” makes me feel warm and fuzzy. [...]

28 07, 2019

Music Review: Living Your Life Like This by Major Moment @majormomentband

By |2019-07-28T14:27:52-04:00July 28th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

photo by Anna Madsen Photography Darlene here, sharing my first impression of “Major Moment” and their latest song, “Living Your Life Like This.”  My first impression formed when Walt played samples of their music from their latest EP, “Sequel.”  My first reaction is, “Where have they been, under a rock?”  Ah, they are new.  Wow.  This 3 person band from Boston formed in 2017.  Their song, “May Leave Scars,” on their follow up EP, “Sequel” released in 2019, is listed as a Semi-Finalist for the 2018 International Songwriting Competition.  I won’t waste the reader’s time talking about what is readily available from their bio.  The “Major Moment” band offers quality sound and dedicated to promoting good will through music.  And, in turn, saving Rock n Roll.  I’m all in. I have repeatedly written that one of my [...]

4 07, 2019

Song Review: Hazardous by The Como Brothers @ComoBrosBand

By |2019-07-17T06:35:14-04:00July 4th, 2019|Categories: Music Review, Song Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Song Review: Hazardous from the album "Jam Theory" Songwriters: Matthew J. Como, Andrew P. Como Review by: Walter and Darlene Hargrave A song’s introduction can be so unique as to be identifiable in the first few notes.  A song that induces vivid imaginings is a form of magical musical art.  “Hazardous” is a serious composition that must have taken a lot of effort and should be appreciated for that alone.   It’s tenderly sung in sweet opposition to the explosions being described in and about the relationship, as if that mitigates the damage caused to at least one of the two star-crossed lovers before they broke up.  I would describe this song as belonging in the alternative-techno-pop genre, while remaining uniquely Como Bros. The introduction, a techno beat, transmits a pulse loud then fading.  I imagine it as an agent [...]