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 This acoustic version was released to compliment Snider’s work with D.C. lawmakers to update outdated laws governing music.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

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

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