Twisted Mix Tape – Forbidden Love

Twisted Mix-Tape? WHAT??!!! This is what. Me and music, we go hand in hand. I carry earbuds with me everywhere I go. I'm not anti-social (I'm only anti-work), I'm just anti-silence. Well that's a bold-faced lie, but when my choices are listening to the drivel playing at grocery, or a bunch of people yapping at... Continue Reading →

A New Wave Dance Playlist

  For me, Dance Music is New Wave 80's music. Because that's when I was disturbed and dancing. I did some dancing in the late 90's, but that's when Dance music was just plain old disturbing to me. Here are some notables: Ministry with Everyday is Halloween - By the way, this song was our... Continue Reading →

I Wanted My Own Bitchin’ Camero

    It's the mid 1980s. Bands like REO Speedwagon, Foreigner and Wham! ruled the charts. But there's an underground movement bubbling up -- punk rock. Listening to my Sony Walkman late at night, the local college station would spin strange songs and bizarre artists. Sometimes, the songs were so awful my ears hurt. Other... Continue Reading →

How On Demand Is Cheating Our Kids

In an age when it’s too easy to become a Ninja Netflix addict, stealthily clicking “next episode” on the iPad at 2am, knowing that you’ll regret it, and not being able to resist doing so, because it’s RIGHT THERE, right NOW, on demand, it’s hard to imagine that there was a time when life was... Continue Reading →

Deep Sleep: In Remembrance of DEVO’s Bob 2

Unlike he, I had by then passed the Bauhaus test, you see. Having previously purchased, initially hated, then grown to respect and finally admire their seminal album “Mask,” I was already well versed in the true nature, flavor and potential of what would eventually be coined as “alternative music.” My little brother, however, had no... Continue Reading →

FirstNotes and ForeverMusic

I was raised in a pretty shut-down household, where the music available was a strict diet of Classic FM (which I now love), Classical CDs (I love some of them), ‘Churchy’ music (still not that keen), and Gilbert and Sullivan (hate it with a passion). There was one exception (other than the stalwart ‘sung Times... Continue Reading →

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