Because why not? So here’s my “10 albums that made a lasting impression on you as a teenager” thing. I think I did this fairly recently, but what the hell. Rules are: only one per band/artist. Don’t take too long and don’t think. (I made my list of albums that were released when I was […]Read More That “10 teenage albums” thing
Paul Humphreys & Andy McCluskey – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark In a year of seemingly unending ups and downs, 2016 held one of my personal and professional high points. I was granted an in-person interview with two of my all-time musical heroes, Andy McCluskey and Paul Humphreys of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark. Best […]Read More Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Rockies
Driving Tape I Interesting date on this tape, seeing as how I didn’t turn 16 for a few more months. I was either eager to turn 16 & get my driver’s license, or I wanted music for driving around with my permit. I do recall listening to it plenty after I got my license. Lots […]Read More Juicy Tapes Vol. 3 – Driving Tape I
So, my sister got me these great cassette tape glasses as a gift, and they came with a grease pencil to write the name of the mix. This morning, I wrote down the name of one of my mix tapes from when I was a young lad and it occurred to me that I have […]Read More Juicy Tapes Vol. 1 – Mellow Damn Tape
URGH! A Music War was probably my introduction to Oingo Boingo: “Ain’t This The Life” But I would hear their music here & there in early 80’s movies like Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Surf II, and the “Squeezit the Moocher” segment from Forbidden Zone. (Trivia Nugget: I had a college radio show named “The Forbidden […]Read More ThURGHsday! #7 – Oingo Boingo
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark ended up becoming one of my favorite bands of all time. The song they played on URGH was “Enola Gay“, a song about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan at the end of World War II. It wasn’t anything that 12-year-old me was too concerned with, but it became an […]Read More ThURGHsday! #5 – Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
The other day, I found myself wanting to hear some Psychedelic Furs, so I put on Mirror Moves (1984) and I tweeted about it. That led somehow to me listening to The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder (1985), which in turn led me to listen to OMD’s Crush (1985). Naturally, Listen Like Thieves (1985) by INXS and The Cure’s The Head […]Read More 1985 – Best year for music, ever?
NOTE: this post is free from R.E.M. song title puns. Read on with confidence. I once said I would only own two R.E.M. albums, Murmur and Dead Letter Office. I expanded that to include Eponymous when that was released because “it had all the songs I liked from the other albums”, and is still one […]Read More Missing R.E.M. Already