Category Archive: Music

Dec 24

Music to Rock It to…

Finding motivation to exercise over the holidays can be tough. One thing that can help – energetic music to get you in the mood to move. Here’s an hour-ish of music to get your feet movin’. Merry Christmas, all.

May 22

Thoughts about Ray…

Ray Manzarek: Xs Exene Cervenka, John Doe remember a friend – latimes.com. I unabashedly love the Doors. Always have. I never connected to most of the music that came out of the Summer of Love. But the first time I heard the Doors I heard something I connected with. I think, even at a young …

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Mar 16

Must watch for musicians and fans alike…

Dave Grohl’s SXSW 2013 Keynote Speech : NPR. This man gets it.    

Dec 24

Memories (and advice for aspiring rockers)…

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Van. Thanks to Greg Utter for posting this to his FB account.  Reminded me a lot of touring, and everything… every word, Jon Wurster says in the article is true, and applies equally well to guitar players, bassists and singers as it does to drummers. Read …

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Dec 22

Trudging through the swamp…

I’m going to lighten it up here a bit.  Lots of heavy stuff posted in the past few days, and then oddly enough, I look at my site stats and see that one of the most popular posts on this here site is my annual dress-down of the pop charts from 2004.  Hmmm.  Ok, time …

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Dec 22

RIP Lee Dorman…

Iron Butterfly bassist Lee Dorman dies at age 70.  

Jul 22

Baby steps…

Taking baby steps back into the fold here. I sent this to a dear friend earlier today: 5 things that signal to people that your band sucks and you are a clueless douche: 1) You wear Hawaiian shirts on stage 2) You hang a banner with your band name & logo on it behind the …

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Feb 09

Top 5 from the future…

I used to clutter up this space at the end of every year with a smart-allecky list of the top records of the year, followed by feeble attempts to find a witty way to say “I have no idea who any of these artists are, but they all suck.  Now get off my lawn ya …

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Feb 07

It’s official. I’m a hack…

We bought Ryan a [tag]Wii[/tag] for Xmas.  That is to say, I visited pretty much every mall in the East Bay and eventually found a store that wasn’t sold out of them.  For a day, Ryan thought I ruled.  Then he went back to his usual pre-teen programming. At first, we like the Wii as …

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Feb 01

The word of the day is METAL…

I laughed so hard it hurt.  Enjoy… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InZNBcJTmWs  Thanks to Tom “High Strung” Young for the link.

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