Finally, patient long-term readers of this blog are thinking. ME is finally saying something intelligent by featuring PJ. Well, no, you’ll have to keep waiting for some smart words to leak from these pages. But in the meantime, enjoy some Pearl Jam. One out of … Continue reading A Six-Pack of Pearl Jam
Six-packs are not meant necessarily to say “these are the best the band has to offer.” Rather they are just six I dig and could be a different six next week. If you are of a certain age, inevitably your kids will find their way … Continue reading A Six-pack of Green Day
“With a voice pitched somewhere between choirboy and hellspawn, group mastermind Billy Corgan never resembles any type of weirdo you remember from high school. He’s a six-foot-three space alien whose band throws down like Guns N’ Roses on a My Bloody Valentine trip.” – Billboard on Gishs’ 25th … Continue reading Featured Album – Gish – Smashing Pumpkins
Sociopolitical note – The Music Enthusiast hit the milestone of 500 followers today. Not bad considering I almost quit sixteen times in the first year. For the uninitiated, my Sixpacks are not intended to say “these are a given band’s best songs.” Just six I … Continue reading A Sixpack of R.E.M.
There are some songs I never would have heard if my kids didn’t play them around the house once upon a time. I wouldn’t say I became fans of these bands because of that but I dug these tunes. You all know Foo Fighters but … Continue reading Songs My Kids Got Me Into
Dedicated to Chris Cornell. Soundgarden grew out of the whole early ’90’s “grunge” thing in Seattle that spawned Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Nirvana. A popular band, arguably they had no more celebrated song than “Black Hole Sun.” It’s worth quoting songwriter Chris Cornell’s … Continue reading One Song/Three Versions – Black Hole Sun
“She had such strength of conviction, yet she could speak to the fragility in all of us.” – U2 I had put it out of my mind that she had passed on until I heard a Cranberries song on the radio and then I felt … Continue reading An ME tribute to Dolores O’Riordan, Queen of Limerick