Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

August and Everything After

14th September 2018 by admin No Comments

Twenty-five years ago today, Counting Crows released the album “August and Everything After.” That means it was twenty-five years ago that I first listened to this album. And it’s been twenty-five years of my life that there are moments I realize I need to hear it again. Front to back. Every song. And it helps, […]

Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” a statutory anthem

22nd May 2018 by admin No Comments

Why is Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m on Fire” so creepy?

We’ve Got Tonight, The Saddest Love Song Ever

7th January 2013 by admin 2 Comments

On occasion, listening to the radio can really enlighten you. When you’re a kid, you hear songs without really listening to them. It’s only when you’re older that you start to actually hear a song, and you realize things. For example, I now know that “Beat It” and “Thriller” are actually incredibly lame songs that […]

Snow For Africa

19th December 2012 by admin 1 Comment

I love rock-and-roll Christmas music. Not sure why, maybe it’s the juxtaposition of peace-and-love songs coming from millionaire smack addicts. Hard to say. Anyway, one of my all-time favorites is the charity song from Band-Aid, “Do They Know It’s Christmas.” I love this song for many reasons. I still remember all the musicians on the […]

The Sound of Not-Distant-Enough Drumming

17th December 2012 by admin No Comments

To begin with, has anyone actually experienced this entire “12 Days Of Christmas” song in one setting? It’s the Bataan Death March of the yuletide season. It’s the “99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall” of Christmas songs, a nightmare of obscure gifts made even worse through recursion. No one can make it through the […]

Joe Elliott Has Moobs: Def Leppard with Poison and Lita Ford

10th September 2012 by admin No Comments

Joe Elliott has man-boobs. I know, as far as opening lines go, it’s not exactly “Frank Sinatra has a cold.” It’s important to the story later, though, and not even in a negative way. An old friend of mine, Matt Pool, called me last week and wanted me to come with him to see Def […]

Reid’s Day & Night On The Warped Tour

27th August 2012 by admin No Comments

One day, ninety-five bands. one forty-two year-old man.

“Little Red Corvette” And Low Standards

11th April 2012 by admin 1 Comment

You ever get that moment when you see something from your youth, and because you are now an adult, you actually take the time to think about it and it makes no sense? Happens to me all the time, which kind of sucks. I’ll be listening to the radio and hear something like “Beat It” […]

Jewel Denial

22nd July 2010 by admin No Comments

I had several other things I wanted to write about today, but I woke up consumed with something. Yesterday a song came on my car radio that I hadn’t heard since it came out long ago. Unfortunately, it was by Jewel. For those of you who may not remember, Jewel was a pretty little former […]