Our relationship exists Like a curled up fist A flick of the wrist And a fight begins You hold a grudge Against me cuz I care and try to nudge You out of the mud Please know You’re shallow Reap what you sow This is the end. Go […]


Carnivorous Carnival

You eat what you kill, you kill what you can There is no rhythm to it You are just a man But when the jungle drum starts playing, and when the hips start swaying, the prey hunts the lion, there is no point delaying, the inevitable, it’s nature […]

Philly Meets World.

Pop-punk is a genre that is often dismissed for its earnestness and commercial possibilities.  The poppier the punk the more creatively diluted the finished product is perceived to be by its “fans”.  Philadelphia’s The Wonder Years are a pioneering pop-punk band that has successfully moved from selling out […]

Mystery of the game.

The mystery of the game: The mystery of the game, I like to play, Is that it’s all in the name, Cognizant machine, A play on the brain, It’s not complicated, Like a block chain, I often explain, My theory on everything, What it all means, I use […]

Country’s finest hour

2018 is officially off to the races, and already Cognizant Machine is drowning in good new music.  Drowning might not be the best description for it, as the quality of these recent offerings has been at the same time a breath of fresh air, and yet, deciding what […]

The Future is Now

Welcome to the brand new domain for all eager ears and hungry hearts.  For those that followed me before, you’ll notice I am no longer a free user.  Yes, I have upgraded this blog, and I plan on updating it more frequently with new professional themes […]

Praise Be.

First a disclaimer, #projectjax is still in development.  I have been sitting on a host of music I am ready to review but I am waiting for the right time to release that particular thought project.  Now on to another album review. 2018 is in full swing, and […]

Out of the darkness

So of course 2017 was a year full of club bangerz that everybody loved and praised all over the internet already, but I thought Cognizant Machine would highlight one of my top five albums of 2017 which may have slipped under your personal radar.  The band is called […]

The North remembers

Lately I have been pumping New England natives Transit on heavy rotation.  They have a charming local garage band style that has folksy charm.  By that I mean the pop rock with emo vocals band doesn’t have post folk influences but they do have a certain song structure […]