Sinéad O’Connor – Black Boys On Mopeds

I Do Not Want What I Haven't Got

If you know me and you know you my taste in music you know I’m a huge fan of low key lyrical tunes. That said I’ve long been a fan of  Irish singer-songwriter Sinéad O’Connor who’s probably best known for her cover of Prince’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U”. That song was released as part of O’Connor’s second studio album I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got and while it’s a great song, it’s not even … Continue reading

What a Message… We’re Not Gonna Take It

Twisted Sister - Stay Hungry

Last week, Twisted Sister front man Dee Snider released an acoustic version of one of my all time favorite songs: “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. This acoustic version was released to compliment Snider’s work with D.C. lawmakers to update outdated laws governing music. The song was originally released on the 1984 album titled Stay Hungry (along with a slew of other great tunes). It has come back into the main stream as of late when … Continue reading

Late To The Party – Rachel Platten’s Fight Song

Rachel Platten - Fight Song

I imagine I’m going to catch a bit of flack on this one as it proves just how out of touch I am but that’s OK. If you know anything about me you know my iPod (which is ancient) is full of stuff like Zeppelin, Floyd, Van Halen and Jackopierce and the occasional “new” song. I saw Rachel Platten perform “Fight Song” on New Year’s Eve during one of the far-too-long extravaganzas and it caught … Continue reading

I Will Not Be That Guy – Cats In The Cradle

Family Fall Day

Apologies in advance for a sappy post. You’ve been warned. If you know anything about me you know that my family is the most important thing in the world to me. I don’t blog about family stuff all that much these days partially because I’m a bad blogger and partially for privacy and security reasons for my kids. I’ve got three boys who mean everything to me. I’ve got a Wife who is so far … Continue reading

15 Albums That Changed My Life – Part 3

Secret World Live (1994)

This is the 3rd and final part in a series about 15 Albums That Changed My Life. This list originally came from a Facebook post where one of your friends would tag you and you’d have to chime in. Here was the original “question” that was posed: “Think of 15 albums that had such a profound effect on you that they changed your life or the way you looked at it. They sucked you in … Continue reading

Michelle Branch Is Everywhere… Including My iPod

Everywhere Cover - Michelle Branch

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these music posts, but I was doing some work the other day and “Everywhere” by Michelle Branch shuffled through my iPod and I just had to write about it. This song was one of my absolute favs back when it was released. “Everywhere” comes from the 2001 debut album of Michelle Branch called The Spirit Room.  It rose to #12 on the Billboard charts and to … Continue reading

The Morning After Decision 2014 – King James Coming Home

Coming Home - Diddy Dirty Money

I’ll admit it… even the morning after Decision 2014, I’m still basking in the news that LeBron James is coming back to the Cavaliers.  It’s not often that things go right with sports in Cleveland so I’m going to soak it up while I can. I’m not a hip hop fan by any stretch of the imagination, but Coming Home by Diddy – Dirty Money caught my ear years ago when it came out and … Continue reading

The Rolling Stones… I Just Don’t Get It

The Rolling Stones Logo

There are some topics that will always start an argument. The most universally known of these are politics & religion (hence the reason I rarely talk about them in public).  Another I’m learning… is music.  I posted the following status the other day on my Facebook page which set off quite a bit of a discussion: Below is the discussion that was spawned.  The only thing that I’ve edited out are people’s last names: I’ve … Continue reading

15 Albums That Changed My Life – Part 2

Appetite For Destruction (1987)

This is Part 2 in a series about 15 Albums That Changed My Life.  This list originally came from a Facebook post where one of your friends would tag you and you’d have to chime in. Here was the original “question” that was posed: “Think of 15 albums that had such a profound effect on you that they changed your life or the way you looked at it.  They sucked you in and took you over … Continue reading

15 Albums That Changed My Life – Part 1

OU812 - Van Halen (1988)

I’m a huge music fan.  I don’t know about you, but when I hear certain songs / albums, I can magically be taken back to a specific time and place in my life.  I’m an especially big fan of song lyrics (which you’ll see plain as day as you continue to read). This list originally came from a Facebook post where one of your friends would tag you and you’d have to chime in.  I … Continue reading