Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Well, it happened again. I got lured in (or suckered, however you want to put it). It seems kind of impossible, but I just purchased tickets for opening night of the Stones’ “50 and Counting” tour at the Staples Center. This will mark my third time seeing the group, and I have some thoughts: 1.) […]


I watched most of the show and I had a bunch of thoughts. Then I wrote down those thoughts here. Then I posted them, and now you are presumably reading them. Here we go: 1.) Trying Really Hard. I’ve often toyed with the idea of going through the Stones catalog to determine if there’s an […]


I don’t know that I’ve ever loved Nirvana as much as I do at this moment, and I can actually feel it killing my mood. You cannot think about this band for more than one minute without being reminded of suicide. I guess I should be sort of happy, because my post-Nirvana listening mood confirms […]


I didn’t mean for this to coincide with the anniversary of Cobain’s suicide. I’ve just been listening and re-listening to the albums for the first time in a while. Nevertheless, here it goes: 1.) “Nevermind” is better than “In Utero,”and the reason for that is simple numbers. I’m one of those people who actually rate […]


I kept having them, even after purging a bunch.  And here they are… 1.) Tolerable Conservatism. A friend of mine recently discovered that Johnny Ramone was a card-carrying, big time Republican, and she was not only surprised by dismayed. And I guess when I found out, I was surprised, but I can let it go. […]


I’ve been in a Ramones mood lately. It comes on from time to time, as I listen to the same things over and over again but in new ways, different times, and so I find myself back in the good graces of these 4-plus idiot geniuses. Here are some random thoughts: 1.) The contribution of […]