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Farewell, Mr. Cohen

Sunday, November 13th, 2016

What a week! A tumultuous upset in the United States’ election – which I kept out of on this blog but was rather active on Facebook. I’ve had a lingering sore throat all week and that was what got me out of bed on Friday morning at 1am.

My cousin Hana had posted the news about Leonard Cohen’s passing.

2016 has not be kind to music. This time I felt it much deeper.

The sore throat got worse and the only positive is that I could sing in closer tune to the Cohen songs that I’ve been playing on WinAmp all weekend.

So long sir. Thanks for everything you’ve given us.

Faith No More

Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Last Monday, July 27th, I caught the Faith No More concert at the Southside Ballroom in Dallas!

It took at least 2 full days for my ears to stop ringing.

Faith No MoreThe opening act was Napalm Death and I can’t say that I enjoyed that. At first I didn’t believe their singer when he described themselves a “impenetrable fucking noise.” But with 20/20 hindsight (and Wikipedia), that is exactly what they were.

Fortunately, Faith No More put on a great show that more than made up for the opening. Of course they played their big hits from the past but also added in the new material from the Sol Invictus album.

The lighting was great – almost mesmerizing. Most of the stage and the band were in white, so the light show took full advantage of that.

Alas, my cellphone camera could not do justice to the event.

I thoroughly enjoyed seeing FNM performing together again.

Tim Minchin’s Christmas Song

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

This is a truly beautiful song. Even if I am not able to spend today with my dad, mom or Ruth, I’ll be thinking about them.

I Still Miss Jerry

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Today is the 16th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s passing.

I’ll be listening to He’s Gone quite a bit today…

Happy Birthday Jerry

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Today would have been Jerry Garcia’s 69th birthday.

Still Remembering Jerry…

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Today marks the 15th anniversary of Jerry Garcia’s passing. I’ll remember him and his legacy by listening to my Dick’s Picks collection today.

And now he’s gone
Now he’s gone, Lord he’s gone
He’s gone
Like a steam locomotive rolling down the track
He’s gone, gone, and nothing’s gonna bring him back
He’s gone

Nine mile skid on a ten mile ride
Hot as a pistol but cool inside

Cat on a tin roof, dogs in a pile
Nothing left to do but smile, smile, smile

Treadmill Tunes

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

For the past two years, I have been working out with an awesome personal trainer – I’d give you a link but Patrick won’t take my advice and create a personal website. The results have been worth every penny.

Although I often have my Zune playing when I am on the treadmill or elliptical machine, it is only recently that I put together a playlist of songs that I really want to listen to during a cardiovascular workout. I want music with a good beat and that can be turned-up loud enough to drown out the gym’s radio.

Here is a sampling of the 232 songs that make up my Treadmill Tunes:

Faith No More – We Care A Lot

REM – What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?

Shock Of Pleasure – Xenophobia

Sarah McLachlan – Vox

AC/DC – Thunderstruck

Teenage Head – Tornado

Blur – Song 2

Diesel – Sausalito Summer Nights

Smashing Pumpkins – Bullet With Butterfly Wings

Trooper – Raise A Little Hell

Garbage – Only Happy When It Rains

The Tragically Hip – My Music At Work

The Butthole Surfers – Pepper

Eels – Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues

Rob Zombie – More Human Than Human

Rollins Band – Illumination

Lily Allen – Fuck You

The Grateful Dead – The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)

Midnight Oil – Beds Are Burning

Faith No More – A Small Victory

Transvision Vamp – Evolution Evie

Phish – Bouncing Around The Room