Wednesday, June 2, 2010
What do I think of when I hear Bush's Machine Head? Hockey, Bowling Green hockey to be specific. Most of my college winters were spent at the Bowling Green Ice Arena watching the mighty Falcons. Of course, this was the start of the Falcon down falls for a few years and still to this day the hockey team is not what it was. So why does Bush Machine head remind me of BGSU hockey? They use to skate onto the ice to it. I still remember waiting outside the arena for an hour just to get close to the ice. The routine and chants we'd toss towards the visiting teams. It was a great time in my life and as I can still smell the ice. Oh Ice Arena, many an hour did I spend at you.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
This song has one of my favorite lyrics, "Those little red panties they pass the test." I don't know why I like that part but it makes me smile. Third Eye Blind was one of those groups in college that started out in heavy rotation at the college radio station I worked at then was yanked a few months later because it was "too mainstream." That describes a lot of my college music experience. I would like a band till they hit the mainstream and then turned my back because the sorority girls now liked it. Stupid, yes, but that was the way things went.
Monday, May 31, 2010
Toad the Wet Sprocket is the band nobody remembers but everyone knows. You say the name and people usually chuckle and say they have never heard of them. Mention All I Want or Walk on the Ocean and they usually respond "I love that song." I've had a 5 year span where Toad was weaved within my life.
Friday, May 28, 2010
This is a guilty pleasure, how can it not be. It's a white Canadian guy that is trying to rap like he's from Jamaica. The big twist with this song in my life is shortly after it's release my home town was hit by a giant snow storm in March. I remember spending spring break shoveling snow while listening to Snow in my walkman. I even kept saying to friends that I blame Snow for this little blizzard we had.
Yet like most guilty pleasures this song keeps getting played and for some reason people like myself keep listening to it. If youd did not know this, next year this freaking song will be 20 years old. How can a song this bad, yet so catchy still be around? We need to stop this song, yet I can not take it off my iPod. DAMN YOU SNOW!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
I'm not big on the blues front, at best I can listen to Robert Johnson and I can not stand Stevie Ray Vaugh. Then you have Akron Ohio's own The Black Keys. A friend and former coworker who shall be called DJL is very musically open and has a knack of finding good music that no one has ever heard. CD101, Columbus' alternative station, was having a special $5 dollar show and The Black Keys where headlining. For $5 I'll go see about anyone and I'm glad I did. My new favorite band Ash performed as well as The Bravery and a few other good acts. So already the show is worth $5.
The Black Keys came on and it's only two guys. I know The White Strips are the starting point for most people when it comes to this kind of line up, The Black Keys are different. First of all the drummer, Patrick Carney, can actually play. As they progress through the set Dan Auerbach goes insane. I am not comparing him to Jimi Hendrick but for me it was probably the closest I will ever get to hearing and seeing Hendrix. He just made the guitar make sounds I have never heard and it was jaw dropping awesome. Once the song ended DJL leaned over and said "That alone was worth the $5." All I could do was nod.