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Children feel many intense emotions, but there are two feelings that nearly all of us share and can remember as adults: the eager, nervous excitement of the first day of school and the jubilant emancipation of the last.
Today, was the last day of school for my kids, and I drive my kids to school every day, then head in to my office. The drive takes about 15-20 minutes, and in order to avoid fights between them about what we’re going to listen to on the ride I have previously declared myself The Absolute Dictator of the Radio. I introduced them to Alice Cooper today.
As I watched this video I noted just how bad Alice Cooper is: not only does he pop a balloon, the chaotic and climatic ending is punctuated with bubbles!
I’ve liked Minus the Bear for awhile now…just something catchy about their sound. I was pleased to find out they’ll be playing a music festival north of Seattle this summer.
You may not like Zappa, and you may think Stairway to Heaven has jumped the shark, but trust me, this is worth a listen.
In this week’s I Need More Ears, we have a special guest appearance from Toby McKes. He shared this story with me, and it was so amazing, that I asked if I could share it with you:
About 10 years ago, C89.5 started playing this song…it was a mashup before mashups were a thing. And, it was the most glorious mashup my young ears had heard. It was the instrumental from “Let’s Groove” by EW&F, with the vocals from an Elton John song I had never heard called “Are You Ready for Love”.
They played it all summer and I fell in love with it, so I called the station and asked who it was by, but they didn’t know. They told me that it arrived in one day at the studio in a blank envelope containing a CDR that said “Elton John” on it.
A little bubble gum never hurt anybody on a sunny spring day…enjoy!
George Jones passed away recently. Some say that he was the greatest country artist ever. You decide for yourself.
Originally, I thought Elvis Costello was from the Midwest—sort of Cleveland’s version of the working man rock ‘n roll song man, like Bruce Springsteen (New Jersey) or Billy Joel (Long Island). And, while his songs to share some of those qualities, boy, oh, boy, was I wrong! You can get corrected edjumacated like I did here and here.
In the meantime, here’s Allison separated by 25 years…
Someone asked, “What is that INME?” INME = I Need More Ears = There’s so much good music out there, I can’t listen to it all with just my two ears…I need more ears!!
One of the bands I’m looking most forward to seeing at Sasquatch this year is the Arctic Monkeys. Like Shad, I saw them a few years ago, but did quite appreciate them like I do now:
In honor of the Opening Day of baseball season, I present you a song so strong with nostalgia that it brings tears to my eyes almost every time I listen.
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