Friday, May 19, 2017

Chris Cornell RIP

I only saw Soundgarden twice. Once in college, I think it was an actual classroom, in Ellensburg where they opened up for Faith No More. It was dark and loud and he was constantly moving. The whole place smelled sweaty. To be honest, it was a kind of sexy show.

Another time was at the Moore and I was there for the opening band (Screaming Trees) and I was surprised at how big they seemed. They filled the space differently than the Trees.

After college I worked at a 7-11 in Sacramento and planned to see Soundgarden (something from home) after my shift. I did not make it, because someone stole my car battery while I was working. One of my top five disappointments in missing a band.

Anyway, i didn’t follow him around or anything and I actually deleted his SCREAM album from my computer because it was so very bad, but I’m really sad he died. I never really listened to Audioslave, but I actually have most of the Soundgarden stuff.

Also, I just know a few people who used to be roommates with him or friends with him or friends with his family and it’s sad how sad they all
are right now.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Puzzles!

So on Sunday mornings when I get up, I:

1) Make coffee
2) Get the paper
3)Turn on NPR
4) Turn off NPR after the puzzle and before that Nicklecreek guy starts his Prairie Home Companion gig.

Last Sunday they announced the next puzzle as making a short story using no more than 7 titles of Billboard #1 songs. I don’t want to enter that competition because I am afraid I will win and have to be on the radio solving puzzles while the whole world is listening. How is that a prize?

Anyway I was curious what sort of story could be made of songs in our Music Club google doc. Something like:

Far Far Away/ Boys And Girls/ Play A Train Song/ Without You/ 3 Days Later/ You Send Me/ Your Lips

Well, something like that, but with some sense making and not so weird. I’ll work on it.

Anyway...

And that is my attempt at a blog post.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Next Theme & Date

We got sidetracked and never settled on the next theme or date. What about a theme relating to the solstice and we meet on June 22nd?

Thursday, April 6, 2017

See you kids tomorrow!!!!

JEEVES is dying to meet you too!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Everybody hurts sometimes

Listen and lets talk about it at the next music club

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Trio's is the theme

Since April 6th is the first Thursday and may conflict with the Pioneer Square Art Walk; how about we have the next MC on Friday the 7th?
And on another music themed note... Karaoke at Rock Box on Saturday April 8th? 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Radiohead's saddest song

So this Spotify valence thing has me all curious which means I;m going to test it. You guys can test it with me. The higher the value, the more positive mood for the song. First album "Imperial Bedroom" by Elvis Costello. I predict the saddest song is "Almost Blue" WINNER: "Almost Blue" - I AM AWESOME AT THIS GAME! @2 The Hamilton Soundtrack. I predict "It's Quiet Uptown" WINNER: "Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story" - it's the last song and really, I should have gotten that one though I cry way more with "It's Quiet Uptown". #3 Bob Dylan's "Blood on the Tracks". This one I predict "If you see her, say Hello" WINNER: Damn, it's "Simple Twist of Faith". Huh, I am NOT doing well. #4 Prince's Sign o the Times - This seems easy, right? Isn't it "The Cross"? WINNER: "The Cross" and it ain't even close! One more try. Let's go with "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' I predict "Reservations" and I will be shocked if I am wrong. WINNER: Reservations!!! MIC DROP! Thanks for playing.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Protest Songs

MC - When's our next gathering and what's the theme?  Protest songs sure feels timely...  Like the one I'm stuck on 'White Flag' which goes a little something like this:



I'll be an army
no you're not gonna stop me getting through
I'll sing a marching song and
stomp through the halls
louder than you
I could surrender
but I'd just be pretending
no I'd rather be dead than live a lie
Burn the white flag!