Dream On

The movie Sing came out late last year, and there is a scene where the Gorilla covers Dream On. This got me thinking. It’s been years since I hit play on one of Aerosmith’s signature songs, recorded prior to 1980. Few realize the song was on the band’s first album, debuting in 1973 (it’s been rereleased multiple times). Eminem […]

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The Grunge Gods

On May 17th, Chris Cornell decided to take his life. He will be missed, and I, like many others, know that this one hurts. He was different, pushing music forward with Soundgarden, Audioslave, and his own work. Yes, the Grunge Gods are dwindling. Deep voice. Edge. Rasp. Screech above the guitar and drums. I grew […]

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Maintenance

My kid’s bycicle seat had this awful squeak. With each turn of the pedal, it groaned and creaked. So, I asked, “How long has the neighborhood been able to hear you coming? And how do you ride that?” Then, I was reminded that it had (1) creaked for weeks, and (2) I was asked to […]

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The Story

Brandi Carlisle’s The Story recently hit the decade mark. The album is remarkable. It’s one of those works that sneaks up on you. When you’re done listening, you want to rewind the tape, punch stop, and then click play. No, outside of a strange promotion it was never released on cassette. The world had already […]

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Running Changes

For my morning run, I recently dropped my go to playlists and took on podcasts. I figured if you have an hour on the treadmill might as well leverage the time to learn. Here are a few of my favorites: The James Altucher Show The Tim Ferris Show Planet Money Reply All On Being The […]

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Golden Record

Today, Chuck Berry passed. He will be missed. Yet, his music will remain on tour for years to come. “Johnny B. Goode” was a controversial selection for the golden records within the Voyager I and II spacecraft, launched in 1977 and awaiting discovery by a galaxy far, far away.  I’m amazed NASA built a space […]

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