|The Chronic was part of my early exposure to Hip Hop. It was the first album to introduce me to Snoop Dogg and Deathrow Records. Nothing but fond memories of listening to that record. I love the Dr. Dre G-Funk slow groove sound with all the Parliament and Funkalelic samples.
Who knows if you stop in at Mad Mikes Tattoo and Piercing you could possibly hear some of those mellow grooves.
|The beach boys, endless summer. I've always vibed with the beach boys, and I wondered, man where do they get all this positive mojo from? Then i came to the west coast and it all started to make sense. Like that one edge piece that you kept looking at upside down was finally flipped right side up. Anyway the moral of this post is that this album is great and I would recommend it to anyone trying to lift their spirits.|
|Brand New "Deja Entendu" I really enjoy the cover art of this album. I remember listening to it as a teenager. It holds up.|
|Artist||Twenty One Pilots|
|This is one of my go to bands for fun, alternative music. The tour for this album was one of the best concerts I've ever been to, as well.|
|I was seven years old when I first heard Tom Sawyer, the opening track on Moving Pictures, and I remember inquiring to my mother who was sitting at the kitchen table doing crosswords, " is that a girl singing?". Her reply was, " no, that's a boy". So I listened to the whole song and started getting new feelings I never got before from listening to music. Obviously I've heard music before this point; However, Rush made music fun, it made me feel good. Every year since I became a bigger Rush fan, and although I'm particular to their earlier 10+ minute long epics, the short, streamlined, songs on Moving Pictures are gold, every one of them. To me it's one of them rare albums where every track is a knock out punch. The lyrics, the melodies, the rhythm, the level of musicianship, have really created the perfect storm.|
|It all started way back in my younger years, I was going to school in the middle of cornfields out in the Midwest. The small town I was living in had an amazing music scene, it was awesome, there were shows every night of the week ranging from new bands, old bands, cover bands, local bands and that one guy that can play the mouth harp awkwardly well. One day it all just stopped, the local venue booking company had just decided to close its doors. It devastated all of the venues there and most of them were forced to shut down. One of the venues I had visited most often usually for the weekend shows was one that was forced to close. A few weeks had gone by and the place was sitting vacant, then one day out of the blue a record shop showed up. That town had an interesting way of keeping the music culture around despite the recent happenings. I was strolling by and decided to stop in, the owner was still unpacking the remaining crates of records, and I had stumbled across the Eagles album. Believe it or not I was actually listening to the Eagles earlier in the day on Pandora, so I figured I would pick that one up to add to my collection.
Later that day crop circles started appearing in the nearby cornfields and the town went crazy. While everyone began to stock up on canned goods, pitchforks, and tinfoil hats I was at home relaxing on my couch rocking out to my favorite Eagles tunes.