The Soundtrack to My Life: Part 2

Ages 17-19 One day in the summer of 2004, I was listening to my local classic rock station (a station I ended up working for a few years later), when I heard what sounded to me like the greatest rock and roll song ever recorded. Not knowing what it was, I frantically called up the... Continue Reading →

The Soundtrack of My Life: Part 1

Ages 7-11 My "taste" in music as a kid was pretty average for the '90s. For the most part, I was into the music that was directly targeted at me: The soundtracks from Disney movies (mostly The Lion King and The Little Mermaid), and the boy bands and pop princesses. Once "Wannabe" by the Spice Girls came out when... Continue Reading →

The Best Tunes on Telly

The Emmy’s are on tonight! Who’s watchin’? Given my love of award shows, TV in general, and (the man, the myth, the legend) Stephen Colbert—the ceremony’s host—I certainly will be. But this is a blog about music, not TV! So why am I talking about the Emmy’s? Well, because in the last several years, a... Continue Reading →

18 Reasons Why Bruce is God

I'm not sure how this happened, but considering Bruce Springsteen is my favorite musician of all time, I've mentioned him relatively little on this blog so far. So why not dedicate an entire post to the Boss, the true embodiment of rock & roll? I started a list and eventually cut myself off at 18.... Continue Reading →

The VMAs Make Me Feel Elderly

  I'm not old enough to remember seeing Madonna perform "Like a Virgin" on the VMAs, but I'm old enough to remember Diana Ross patting Lil Kim's pasty-covered boob moment in 1999. I'm old enough to have seen the Britney/Madonna kiss of '03, but not old enough to remember Nirvana perform "Lithium." I was definitely... Continue Reading →

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