Five of my favorite country songs

I’ve never been a huge fan of country. I hated it as a kid, but as an adult I’ve grown to appreciate it a lot more. Life experience makes it more relatable, I guess. Who knows? I’m currently traveling down a deep country rabbit hole, discovering old music I didn’t know existed and revisiting old favorites. Here’s a few. Willie Nelson: Blue Eyes Crying In … Continue reading Five of my favorite country songs

I don’t know what to say when people ask me what kind of music I like.

I don’t know how to answer that question. Where would I even start? I have an encyclopedic knowledge of rock n’ roll from the ’50s-’90s, same with metal from Black Sabbath to now: thrash, power, death, black, grind etc. I love death and power metal and trad metal. I have an encyclopedic knowledge of rap(my favorite one of the four elements of hip hop)from about … Continue reading I don’t know what to say when people ask me what kind of music I like.

Somebody’s gotta feel this

Back in the (very) early 2000’s, I read an interview with Kid Rock in Spin Magazine. He was talking about the success of his 1998 breakout album “Devil Without a Cause,” and how he’d approached writing the lyrics to that album with the mindset that he was already a multi-platinum megastar, even though he’d only enjoyed moderate regional/underground success up to that point. Throughout the … Continue reading Somebody’s gotta feel this

Five great hip hop songs from 1989

Ice-T has become a household name as an actor, but in the late ’80s and early ’90s, he was widely considered one of the most dangerous people on that planet, at least in circles of uptight white people and by Oprah. Thing is–and I understood this as a thirteen year-old, so I don’t know what that sad about adults–these songs were ALL cautionary tales. Nowhere … Continue reading Five great hip hop songs from 1989

Five great country songs

I’m not a huge fan of country overall, but I’m a fan of well-written, well-constructed and catchy songs. That’s not to say that country as a whole doesn’t fall into that category, and like any other genre I don’t primarily listen to, I respect that it’s art, just not art that resonates with me personally. First of all, I love Dwight Yoakam. I am a … Continue reading Five great country songs