Pixies – Doolittle

“You don’t listen to the Pixies? I think you’d really like them.”  I had heard that question and statement so many times in my life.  I was very familiar with most of their more “popular” songs but had never felt compelled to dig in.  It wasn’t until around 2010 when a girlfriend at the time… Continue reading Pixies – Doolittle

Patti Smith – Horses

Fake it till you make it.  That could be one way of looking at it.  “If you will it, it is no dream” (The Big Lebowski’s Walter Sobchak re-quoting Theodore Herzl) could possibly be a better route of looking at what we want with our lives.  Patti Smith was raised in New Jersey but was… Continue reading Patti Smith – Horses

The Replacements – Tim

Punks, drunks, and flunks. We have arrived at the first installment from one of my favorite bands, The Replacements (lovingly referred to as The Mats by fans, short for Placemats).  What’s so punk about The Replacements is they don’t lay behind a constructed facade.  They are wed to personal meanings and convictions.  The Stinson guitars… Continue reading The Replacements – Tim

Fugazi – Fugazi (7 Songs)

It sometimes comes as a shock to people to learn that my first love in music is punk.  I don’t outwardly fit the proverbial mold.  Growing up, my generation’s exposure to music was pretty much limited to the radio and whatever our parents owned in their collection.  However, adolescence allowed us to start formulating our… Continue reading Fugazi – Fugazi (7 Songs)