I was an unpopular kid [I'll give you a moment to pick your jaws up off the floor] and this song reminded me of all the tormenting, name calling, teasing and mocking at the hands (and mouths) of several of my classmates.
Saturday morning I woke up, thought about doing something worthwhile, then went back to sleep for a bit. After waking up I decided to ride my bike and do some soul searching.
An hour later I found myself dodging people around the Long Beach Harbor and thinking about my life, how I view myself and how I need to do something about both those things.
Hey baby won’t you look my way I can be your new addiction Neon Trees I’m 46. Does liking Neon Trees make me an aging hipster or just a dude who likes good music? Now that I think about it I also like Silversun Pickups which probably means I might possibly be a bit [...]
Forget the fact that Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the Internet… Everyone has a song (or songs) that instantly trigger memories. You hear it and your past comes rushing to the front of your mind. For me, this is one of those songs. It was August 1984 and I was a freshman at a [...]
You say, “keep my head from going down” Just for a little, just for a little Watch my feet float off the ground Just for a little, just for a little Love, if you can hear this sound Oh, just give me something, something to believe in Parachute When last I blogged, I said [...]
And the dreams that you dreamed of Once in a lullaby Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole (Hawaiian pronunciation: [ka-maka-iwo'ole] If someone told me I would be quoting lyrics from the High Holy Diva of homosexual men (Judy Garland) I would say you’re sm0king crack AND sniffing glue. Yet here I am, quoting song [...]
Here’s a riddle for you Find the answer There’s a reason for the world You and I… Five For Fighting John Ondrasik is straight up rad. Chill out. I don’t have a man crush on him or anything. John is a singer/songwriter who records under the name Five For Fighting, which coincidentally is [...]
When I dance around the kitchen as I cook, it looks vaguely like this video, only way shittier. I dig the Black Keys and you should too. Maybe that was too strong a statement. Let me try this again. I dig the Black Keys and believe that it’s worth a three [...]
Can you imagine a time when the truth ran free? The birth of a song, The death of a dream Closer to the edge Thirty Seconds to Mars I was listening to Pandora last week and this song came on. I’ve heard it a bunch of times, but for some reason the [...]
When you see yourself in a crowded room Do your fingers itch, are you pistol-whipped Will you step in line or release the glitch Can you fall asleep with a panic switch Silversun Pickups When the drum kicks in at 8 seconds, that’s when I start bobbing my [...]
Live right now. Yeah, just be yourself. It doesn’t matter if it’s good enough for someone else. Saturday morning I was sitting down to see if I could write and, as I often do, I clicked on Pandora. I looked at the screen for a moment and perused my options. “Am I in a 90′s [...]
2 AM and I’m still awake, writing a song If I get it all down on paper, it’s no longer inside of me, Threatening the life it belongs to And I feel like I’m naked in front of the crowd Cause these words are my diary, screaming out loud And I know that you’ll use [...]
So long ago, I don’t remember when That’s when they say I lost my only friend The Wallflowers You know who are defined by their boobs? Strippers and porn stars. And Real Housewives. It doesn’t matter if you have an amazing set of headlights or a tiny pair of titties; breast cancer can [...]
Let me get this straight, do you want me here? As I struggle through each and every year. And all these demons, they keep me up all night. Blink 182 Yeah. I’m a day late for Music Monday, but I had to share my Raiders post on Monday for Monday Night Football. My [...]
Well I’m a gangster 1934 Junkies, Winos, Pimps & Whores And all you men, women and kids best get out the way Social Distortion This is one of those songs where you hear the first few lines, nudge your buddy and say, “I don’t know what the fuck this song means, but I like [...]
“Vacation, all I ever wanted…Vacation have to get away” The Go-Go’s Thanks to The Muse for helping out with the final guest installment of Music Week. She’s pretty rad and you should check out her blog and shit. It’s music Week and I am honored to be asked by JR to help out. [...]
We’re the first ones to starve, we’re the first ones to die The first ones in line for that pie-in-the-sky Dropkick Murphy’s Thanks to my friend The Daddy Yo Dude for helping out with Music Week 2011. This guy is quite possibly my favorite hick and I don’t talk with him on the [...]