Steven provides a message of awareness, humanity, and musicianship through the lens of metal-group System of a Down and their recent, unexpected release.
Godzilla v. Kong: The Ultimate Reward for Patience & Perseverance – My Personal Journey
by Steven Strong | Apr 16, 2021 | Movies
Steven traces the timeline of the Warner-Monsterverse alongside his personal chronology of love, loss, and epic life-lessons
Dogs in Music: A Dialogue on Songwriting, Part II
by Steven Strong | Apr 9, 2021 | Music
Steven highlights multiple songs about (and not about) DOGS in multiple genres and decades in the wrap-up of last week’s piece.
Dogs in Music: A Dialogue on Songwriting Part I: Interview with Pinky & Clementine
by Steven Strong | Apr 2, 2021 | Music
Steven offers an in-depth look at the mind of an active songwriter while discussing the wide-ranging use of canines acting as catalysts for finished songs
MMH Review | ¡MAYDAY!’s Minute to Midnight
by Steven Strong | Mar 26, 2021 | Music
Steven gives his first-ever album review – offering his take on Miami-based hip hop trio ¡MAYDAY! and their 8th full-length LP.
Throwback to the Future | Wild Wild West
by Steven Strong | Mar 19, 2021 | Movies, Music
In Steven’s fourth installment of Throwback to the Future, he throws it to his childhood favorite “Wild Wild West” by Will Smith. Steven looks at the “Sampleception”–his dope term for a song that samples multiple songs and is forged from various sources–that makes this 90s banger possible.
Totally Sounds Like | Manu Ginobili x Audioslave
by Steven Strong | Mar 12, 2021 | Hoops, Music
Spurs legend David Robinson retired in 2003. Manu Ginóbil picked up the torch and while cementing himself as the best Sixth Man in NBA history, helped guide the Spurs to the highest levels of success for the next two decades. Meanwhile, Zack de la Rocha left Rage Against the Machine in 2000. Determined to carry forward, the instrumentalists of the band forged with singer Chris Cornell and Audioslave became one of the biggest rock bands of the 2000s.
Totally Sounds Like | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar x Led Zeppelin
by Steven Strong | Mar 5, 2021 | Hoops, Music
In Week 8 of TSL, Steven mashes two of the biggest names ever – matched by their humble, hard-working commitments to their respective crafts.
Totally Sounds Like | Bill Withers x Allen Iverson
by Steven Strong | Feb 26, 2021 | Hoops, Music
At 6’2″, Bill Withers is actually taller than Allen Iverson, which is wild considering what AI achieved on the court. Both stars brought such fierce passion to their art while maintaining such steadiness, integrity, and sense of self in their lives. Steven wraps a great week at MMH with this fantastic comparison–and just wait until you hear Iverson highlights synced to “Lovely Day!”
Throwback to the Future | Power of a Remix
by Steven Strong | Feb 23, 2021 | Music
In 2011 Steven heard Soundtree’s remix of The Temptations’ “Power” on a BlackBerry commercial. He didn’t buy the PlayBook they were peddling, but his ears were buying what they were hearing. The commercial led Steven on a journey to discover the original mega-hit, explore the incredible group behind it, and grapple with its POWERful message about greed and mass control.
Sia Needs to Face the Music
by Steven Strong | Feb 19, 2021 | Music
Sia has taken Maddie Ziegler under her wing, but is that a good thing? Steven SOUNDS OFF on Sia, her new film Music, and her lack of awareness and respect for people with disabilities. By sharing a personal reflection on his time in special education, we learn why this hits so close to home and why Sia’s behavior cannot be tolerated.
Totally Sounds Like | Jimi Hendrix x Kobe Bryant
by Steven Strong | Feb 12, 2021 | Hoops, Music
At age 26, Jimi Hendrix closed out the biggest music festival in history with one of the most iconic performances in music history. Not to be outdone, Kobe Bryant was already a three-time NBA championship by the same point in his young life. Both icons left us far too early, but their legacies will carry on for generations.