Archive for April 2014

Sometimes You Can't Be As Happy As Everyone Else

Sometimes You Can't Be As Happy As Everyone Else
Many of us are susceptible to envy. It is one of the deadly sins. We can look at those around us, we can see strangers. We wonder when we will have it as good as them. When will the world be OUR oyster? Unless you are not into oysters then the world can be your... Read more »

Throwback Thursday Is Not Enough I Offer Every Themed Day

Throwback Thursday Is Not Enough I Offer Every Themed Day
If you are a Facebookenite then you have no doubt encountered Throwback Thursday or #TBT or #throwbackThursday. I write the whole thing when I do it because words still serve a purpose. If you are unaware Throwback Thursday is when folks post old pics of themselves. Sometimes it is a group of friends going to... Read more »

An Earring And The Story Of A Rebellious Teen

An Earring And The Story Of A Rebellious Teen
I was a nerdy kid, I was a nerdy teen, I am a nerdy adult, and I will probably be a nerdy old man. When I was younger I just wanted to be cool. I just wanted to be part of the in crowd. I never was. I am not sad about it but it... Read more »
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How The Stomach Flu Stole Record Store Day

How The Stomach Flu Stole Record Store Day
So this is not the post Record Store Day article I planned on. Truthfully I hadn’t planned on it at all. I was going to let the series stand on its own and just appreciate the hunt. That was not meant to be. On Saturday I was felled by a nasty, brutal, and wretched stomach... Read more »

Record Store Day: Music Geek it Up With Me Tomorrow

Record Store Day: Music Geek it Up With Me Tomorrow
Records have survived compact discs and cassettes. They have thus far survived mp3s. I am happy see younger generations at record stores. I am glad that they are helping to keep the vinyl format alive. It is still the most pure way to listen to music. Yes, that last sentence is the mantra of music... Read more »

Record Store Day: I'll Listen to Whomever I Want

Record Store Day: I'll Listen to Whomever I Want
I do consider myself to be an uppity music snob. I trick myself into believing I am fighting the good fight. I snicker when a band like Motley Crue announces their “final” tour, yeah for this year maybe. We all know when they are attention starved and whatever STD they’ve caught has cleared up they... Read more »
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Record Store Day: A Young Man and His Records

Record Store Day: A Young Man and His Records
As a young man I did not have the knowledge nor the funds to buy records or cassettes. Cassettes were the most popular way to listen to music when I was a kid. Compact discs were still in their infancy. So I was left listening to my dad’s records. My introduction to music came in... Read more »

Record Store Day: A Celebration for Music Geeks Like Me

Record Store Day: A Celebration for Music Geeks Like Me
I love music so much I am a geek about music. I am proud it is probably the geekiest thing about me. I am not a comic book geek, a RPG geek, nor a faberge egg geek if that is not a thing it should be. Faberge sounds like it would make a delicious omelet.... Read more »

Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 Years Later

Remembering Kurt Cobain 20 Years Later
Twenty years ago I was 15 years old and my love of music was at its beginning. All I really knew about music was my dad’s LPs and the pop music on the radio. Pop music was not my bag, so besides classic rock I didn’t really have a favorite genre. Then the light’s were... Read more »
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Opening Day: Don't Give Patrick The Ball Or A Bat

Opening Day: Don't Give Patrick The Ball Or A Bat
When I was a kid I wanted more than anything to be a good baseball player. I loved the excitement of opening day, I loved watching it, I loved playing the game, and I loved going to the park. I always thought that was the best gig in the world. Loads of money to have... Read more »