Lame Radio Hour

I’ve decided that “Hotel California” is not a morning kind of song. Except maybe in the metaphorical “It was the dawn of my young life and I still thought songs like that were cool” kind of way.

Chips for Free

This is another entry in my series where I expand on the artists I mentioned in my Fifteen Albums post.

Dire Straits were, at one point, The Biggest Band in the World. Now yes, that’s an extremely subjective thing to say and is a bit meaningless since there’s really no absolutely 100% accurate metric […]


Tom Petty is one of those people who has some stuff I like, but I don’t feel the need to get every album of. Actually one of the very very few “Best Of” albums I have is one of his.

But he does on occasion come out with some fantastic stuff. And I know […]


Dear people I overheard at the community center last night:

No, Foo Fighters do not count as “Oldies”.

Thank you.

Another Brick in MyDef

There were so many titles I could’ve used for this post… and I went with that one.

When I was about 14 I went to the local record store (which was, by the way, tiny) and bought my first copy of The Wall. When I brought it home, my mom saw it and said “Pink […]

In My Frequency

A while ago I wrote that I plan to write some posts about music that was defining for me, and I started with this post, listing fifteen such bands and artists. I mentioned that it would be a starting point or index of sorts, and that I plan on writing a full post about each […]

I’m Not A Fan

I figured I should write this up since it’s been bouncing around in my brain for ages.

I like music a lot, and there are plenty of artists I like, appreciate, admire and love. But I really don’t consider myself a “fan”.

A whole while ago I had a ticket to go see […]


There’s a meme going around on a certain social network that shall go unmentioned right now where people are tagged to name fifteen albums in fifteen minutes.

I’m going to twist that a bit. I’ve been meaning to start writing posts about music that was defining for me – the bands where I went […]

Why I Still Buy CDs

Yup. I still buy CDs. I have several hundred of them, and I have no plans to stop anytime soon. Since this seems to be rare nowadays, I thought I’d explain why.

Before I start, though, I have to mention that, yes, there are some advantages to buying music online. Being able to select […]