Friday, April 25, 2014

Song for the weekend

I have a sick munchkin, so not much time to write. Just going to leave you with a song for the weekend.....have a good one

Friday, April 18, 2014


So, I thought that Nirvana would be a great place to get started. Two weeks ago was the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain's death (my favorite quote about this is from NME: Forget the drugs and the shotgun. It was always about the music.) and then last week Nirvana was inducted into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame. So it seems like a no-brainer. 

This post isn't a review or a history lesson. Just a memory. I've been listening to Nirvana most of my adult life. I saw them in a tiny bar in Portland. I remember the first time I ever heard Smells Like Teen Spirit (actually saw the video on Mtv's 120 Minutes). And I remember mourning somebody I didn't even know for the first time when Kurt died. I was sad, I was angry, and I couldn't listen to Nirvana for a long time after that.

Nevermind was absolutely the best album of the 1990's to me. I remember just listening through it the first time with a HUGE smile on my face because it was SO different and so raw, and you knew that this was really something special. (Only one other band/cd has had a similar effect on me: Kings of Leon's debut, Youth and Young Manhood.) And I suppose we're lucky that we have more than just this one cd. There definitely isn't a bad one in the bunch.  But I still can't help but think, on the other hand, how much great music Kurt still had left in him. 

So, the song for the weekend is one of my favorites. I'm pretty good at letting things go, but every single time I listen to this song and hear the words, "and I swear that I don't have a gun," I think......liar. Then I remind myself of NME's quote. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


So, I was so excited to start this blog finally, but now I've gone and got sick...yuk.

Best music for the flu......Asleep, The Smiths


Sunday, April 6, 2014

Getting started.....

“It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There's almost no such thing as ready. There's only now. And you may as well do it now. I mean, I say that confidently as if I'm about to go bungee jumping or something - I'm not. I'm not a crazed risk taker. But I do think that, generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.” (Hugh Laurie)

I've thought about doing a music blog for ages. But I never really knew what approach I wanted to take with it. Straight reviews? How it affects me personally? Just links to other music news with my own comments? I still have no idea! I'm definitely probably "not ready" but here it goes anyway! After all, it is just a music blog, not rocket science. So, here's me....just making up the rules as I go along.

Anybody who knows me, knows how much I love music. I have way over a thousand cds and a husband who, instead of divorcing me because I won't stop buying music, has insured my cd collection instead. True love, ha!
I love alternative rock, though I occasionally open my mind a little wider. Last week, an old friend that I used to work with at a cd store referred to me as a "crazy dictator" because I always took over the music in the shop. I won't name names.....but I know that Bubba meant it in the most affectionate way possible. Oops! 

So, it starts here. And I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that Hugh Laurie was right!