How Do You Find New Music?

I would generally consider the ’90s to be my musical peak. Not only in terms of writing/performing (although it certainly was that), but also in terms of just listening to music. I still love music, and I still listen to music as much as I can, but it doesn’t compare to the way I wentContinue reading “How Do You Find New Music?”

Get Ready to Cringe…My List of the Top 5 Creepy Song Lyrics

I needed  a break from writing about writing, so I decided to do something a little different. I was walking out of my bedroom the other day, and just out of the clear blue sky I found a song going through my head. “She’s only seventeen, Daddy says she’s too young but she’s old enoughContinue reading “Get Ready to Cringe…My List of the Top 5 Creepy Song Lyrics”

Chocolate Covered Bacon – Pop Culture’s Guilty Pleasures

I was reading something in a magazine about guilty pleasures the other day, and saw things that I liked mentioned. Not things I liked ironically, or things I liked that I know are bad, but things I really liked. It got me thinking…who defines what a guilty pleasure is? If it makes you happy itContinue reading “Chocolate Covered Bacon – Pop Culture’s Guilty Pleasures”

Are Rock Stars Supposed To Get Old?

  In the past year, members of two of my three favorite bands have died. Not from drug overdoses, not from plane or bus crashes; when I was a kid, I thought those were the only ways rock stars could die. First, there was Adam Yauch (MCA) of the Beastie Boys, who lost his battleContinue reading “Are Rock Stars Supposed To Get Old?”

Van Halen – How One of The World’s Biggest Rock Bands Ruined Junior High For Me

1984 by Van Halen was the first album (tape) I ever bought with my own money. I was 11 years old, and I don’t remember how I got the money (by honest means, I assure you), but I knew that was what I wanted. I was raised on rock music. I remember as a kidContinue reading “Van Halen – How One of The World’s Biggest Rock Bands Ruined Junior High For Me”

Morphine – My Appreciation Of A Criminally Under-appreciated Band

  I still remember the first time I heard Morphine. It was the summer of 1998. My girlfriend put on their CD, Like Swimming. It instantly grabbed my attention, and never let go. I was stunned by it. I play guitar, and found myself fascinated by this power trio that didn’t even have a guitarist.Continue reading “Morphine – My Appreciation Of A Criminally Under-appreciated Band”

G is for a Gibson ES-125 – My Pride and Joy

This is my guitar. There are many like it, but this one is mine. OK, OK, enough with the Full Metal Jacket schtick. I have heavy musical influences on both sides of my family. On my dad’s side, I got an intense love and appreciation for all kinds of music, namely the blues and rockContinue reading “G is for a Gibson ES-125 – My Pride and Joy”