Concerts Bring Me Joy...and Now That's Gone

May 18th, 2020

Earlier this week, I asked my guitar instructor if he could teach me how to play "Best of You" by the Foo Fighters.  Mostly because I read a piece that Dave Grohl wrote for The Atlantic about what concerts will be like when they come back.  That and playing that oddly cathartic song is the closest I'll get to live music for a long, long t...

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Album Review: Hayley Williams - Petals for Armor

May 11th, 2020

I have followed Paramore's career for literally over half of my life.  The albums, lineups, and hair colors have all changed and grown up as I, well, change and grow up.  However, the one consistency throughout all Paramore records is a level of sincere honesty that comes out of the music.  As Hayley Williams takes a step away from P...

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QuaranTUNES

April 11th, 2020

I never said that I was funny nor that I'm good at making jokes.   Week 4 of social distancing and I have to say that the one nice thing is that I have a lot of time to listen to music.  My music time has become my daily walk around the neighborhood where I get to listen to all the new records coming out and old familiar favorites. ...

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Maybe I'm Crazy

April 4th, 2020

Short answer: yes.  But that is not the point of this blog post.   So the world is a weird place.  It always has been, but now it is exceptionally weird.  This is the part where I would normally talk about how important music and art are in times of uncertainty.  Even my friends would tell you that one of the most co...

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Album Review: Green Day - Father of All Mother[flagnabbit]ers

February 16th, 2020

As I've said before any time I have the opportunity to say [or in this case type] "flagnabbit", I'm going to take it. Almost two weeks ago Green Day released their 13th studio album, Father of All Mother[flagnabbit]ers.  Coming it at 26minutes and 16seconds, Billie Joe was absolutely not kidding when he said he was tired of writing long songs...

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