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

More Lyrical Brilliance From Sammy Hagar – Kama

Marching To Mars by Sammy Hagar

There’s a bunch of stuff going on in the world and in my personal life right now.  My heart goes out to those affected by the bombings at the Boston Marathon yesterday.  During these times I often turn to music to get me through.  Today my iPod shuffled to an outstanding song called Kama by Sammy Hagar which I just had to share.  Per Sammy, the word “Kama” is the Sanskrit translation for “love”.  He wrote the … Continue reading

Scott Weiland at The House of Blues Cleveland

Scott Weiland At The House Of Blues in Cleveland, Ohio

I had the opportunity to attend last night’s Scott Weiland show at the House of Blues in Cleveland.  The show was billed as Scott playing the first two Stone Temple Pilots albums in their entirety.  I’m a huge STP fan so I jumped at the chance to see the former front man perform what I consider to be his best work. NOTE: For those of you that don’t know, Weiland was recently dismissed as the … Continue reading

Gavin DeGraw Spoke To Me – I Don’t Want To Be

Gavin DeGraw - Chariot Stripped (2004)

Doing some work this morning and this one came across the iPod shuffle and it compelled me to write a quick post.  Believe it or not, I’m a pretty introspective person.  I’m guessing this is why I’m such a big lyrics guy. Like everyone else, I’ve always got a ton of shit going on in my life, and if you follow me here you know that my family means everything to me.  I often find … Continue reading

Jackopierce – Everywhere All The Time

Jackopierce - Everywhere All The Time (2012)

I don’t buy much music these days, and the instances of me buying a full album are even fewer and further between.  However, when Jackopierce comes out with a new album I make an exception every time.  This album – Everywhere All The Time – was long delayed and highly anticipated and I’m happy to say that it didn’t disappoint.  In general this is a much more “poppy” album that I’m used from from the boys.  That said, … Continue reading

Videos Today… Wow. Just Wow.

Red Solo Cup By Toby Keith

I’m old enough to remember a time where MTV played videos.  I’m also old enough to really not have time for the garbage that MTV currently has in their lineup.  Actually, now that I think about it, that last statement isn’t fair.  At this point I really don’t know what MTV is playing these days cause I was turned off by the rash of crap (16 And Pregnant, Jersey Shore, The Real World, etc.) they … Continue reading

Channeling 406 – This Is IU

This is Indiana!

Pip sent me this video earlier today… I clicked and had absolutely no idea what to expect.  I quite literally got goose bumps.  THIS video is the essence the college experience at Indiana.  These guys (who apparently have some fame in the Hoosier state) don’t know it, but they’ve completely channeled the 406 Northlane experience. Please don’t take this to mean that life at IU was all about partying.  There was certainly (more than) a … Continue reading

Party Anthem – Rihanna’s “Cheers”

Cheers (2010)

I’m not a huge fan of Rihanna but I have to once again give huge props to my wife for turning me on to an awesome song.  Talk about a party anthem!  Great lyrics and just an all around fun song! “Cheers (Drink To That)” – Rihanna Cheers to the freakin weekend I drink to that, yeah yeah Oh let the Jameson sink in I drink to that, yeah yeah Don’t let the bastards get … Continue reading

Lyrics That Touch – Firework By Katy Perry

Firework - Katie Perry

If you’re like me you heard this song WAY too often over the 4th of July weekend this past year.  For me it started off as a catchy tune that I got sick of.  I had on the iPod shuffle this morning and it came on.  I don’t know that I’ve ever really listened to the lyrics before but if you really look at what Ms. Perry is singing about it’s a pretty damn moving … Continue reading