Sometimes, it is okay to go all fanboy. Gonna do that right now…Continue Reading... No Comments.
For those who are not long time readers, I have mentioned my retreat into music in prior blog entries. I grew up in Central Illinois with seasonal allergies that made breathing outside a problem several months of the years. Imagine being allergic to pollen and dust and growing up in a small town surrounded by […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Michael Jackson—Modern Heretic July 15, 2009Alvaro Vargas Llosa WASHINGTON—Although I do not entirely rule out having tried to imitate his moonwalk on a moving skateboard in my earlier years, I was more fascinated by Michael Jackson’s public persona than by his lyrics, videos or eclectic version of rock music. He was a modern heretic, something that […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Wil Wheaton on crying hey man this is babylon : See, this is why the loss of Tower Records is going to seriously hurt a generation of young artists, because it was in a Tower Records that I found all of these things. Sure, it's great to have the convenience of buying and instantly downloading […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sadly, musician and songwriter Dan Fogelberg passed away on Sunday after a prolonged battle with prostate cancer. His official website posted this message for fans: “Dan left us this morning at 6:00 a.m.,” the statement read. “He fought a brave battle with cancer and died peacefully at home in Maine with his wife, Jean, at […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Yesterday, Wil Wheaton (http://wilwheaton.typepad.com) had this to say on nostalgia (http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2006/09/in_the_heat_of_.html): "It's music, too: Squeeze, Depeche Mode, The Smiths, The Cure, The The, and Oingo Boingo." "It's movies: Batman, Blade Runner, Back to the Future, Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Dawn of, Night of the Living, and Day of The Dead." "It's not talking to girls, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This Wapsi Square comic cracked me up (http://wapsisquare.com/d/20060814.html). It may not make sense to some younger Generation Y'ers, but if you came of age in the 1980s, you'll get the references. Link courtesy of Mr. Dolby (http://blog.thomasdolby.com/?p=252).Continue Reading... No Comments.
For the last month, my nine-year old son has been riding with me to work (one hour each way) since his day camp is about 2 miles from my office. This has been great as he gets my undivided attention, and I his, for two hours a day, when he isn't napping in the back seat. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Thomas Dolby (yes – that one) has been blogging for a few months now and is currently on tour. Well, apparently he had been "keeping online journals of one sort or another" for many years – so this is not really a new concept for him. Unlike many celebrity bloggers, he is actually using a real blogging application (WordPress) rather […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Mark McDevitt, writing in the February issue of Giant in Morrissey and Me: I still listen to the Smiths — though maybe not as obsessively as I once did, and their music still speaks volumes to me. I love the writing of course: It’s as adroit and funny as anything by Oscar Wilde or Dorothy […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.