My First Memories of Music

Posted on 03/25/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

Do You Feel Lucky

While I was working on my epic favorite album of every year I've been alive post I started thinking about my first memories of music. So as something to discuss until I post the album list next week, here is what I remember.

The first song of any type ...


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Rock and Roll Ain't Dead: Dan Baird - SoLow

Posted on 03/13/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

Dan Baird - SoLow

Anybody that thinks rock and roll is dead is somebody that isn't familiar with Dan Baird. Best known as the lead singer of The Georgia Satellites, Dan is still cranking out new, southern tinted, boogie-woogie rock and roll on a regular basis. His latest effort is titled SoLow, and ...


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Master of Puppets

Posted on 02/27/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

Master of Puppets

Next week is the 31st anniversary of the release of Master of Puppets. Depending on who you talk to, it's either a seminal moment in the advancement of thrash as a genre, or it's the day the music died. Both camps are probably right in their own ways ...


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Six Iron Maiden Songs that are sadly relevant in 2017

Posted on 02/20/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music, Politics

Iron Maiden

2 Minutes To Midnight

The recent news that the doomsday clock had been moved up to 2-1/2 minutes until midnight very naturally had me thinking about the classic Iron Maiden tune 2 Minutes To Midnight. A protest song about nuclear war, Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson says the song is ...


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Jacky Dustin - Howla / Music Monday

Posted on 02/13/2017 in misc • Tagged with Music

Jacky Dustin - Howla

We are going to try something different here on the blog. I'm supposed to be writing here more regularly, however I'm not always up for a 1000 word essay on something important. So today is the inaugural Music Monday. In case it's not obvious, this means every ...


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What if I was born to run in the grass

Posted on 11/20/2016 in misc • Tagged with Books, Music, Baseball

Catching up on a few recently completed book. Or not completed, as the case may be.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

It’s a much better song than a book. Bruce wrote a book much like his concerts, long and rambling. He desperately needed a strong armed editor on ...


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