The Wrong Way

Ah, the summer of 1997. I had just graduated from WPI, and was enjoying my first academic free summer. I don’t recall exactly how it happened, but somehow, an impromptu road trip to Cleveland to go to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was planned. The participants in this trip were myself, Matt, our…

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Multi-instrumentalist for Wilco, Jay Bennett, dies

Multi-instrumentalist, Jay Bennett, best remembered as the noise loving keyboard, piano, moog, melotron, guitar, banjo etc. loving contributor to Wilco‘s (arguably best) albums died in his sleep this past Saturday, May 23rd, 2009. Famously chronicled in the documentary, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart in which Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy actually fires him, Jay…

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The Later Host’s Black

Does anybody remember the late night NBC talk show Later? It used be on after Late Night with David Letterman when he was on NBC, in the days before Last Call with Carson Daly. Bob Costas was the first host. Then Greg Kinnear took over after his Talk Soup gig. Then he decided a film…

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Will she smell alone?

This falls under the category of ridiculous lyrics. Back before Scott Weiland had yet to fall off the wagon for the first time, he fronted a little band called Stone Temple Pilots. And despite their first ever single being about brutal rape (Sex Type Thing), people seemed to like them. This was back when grunge…

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Suck my crack

This goes back to when I was in high school. 107.3 WAAF was our radio station of choice in those days, and this occurred late one night when I was either driving home after a night out or a late shift at Stop and Shop. Lithium by Nirvana was the latest single all the rock…

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The guy from Theory of a Deadman hates his life

One of the catchier songs I’ve been hearing on Lazer 99.3 lately is Hate My Life by Theory of a Deadman. You may not know the band, but they’re one of those stereotypical rock radio bands. You might confuse them with Nickelback, or Shinedown, or Three Days Grace, or Breaking Benjamin, or…well, you get the…

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Sodomy

This goes back to when Matt and I shared an office. And yes, I know there are a lot of these stories, but it was a good opportunity for songspeaks, so you can all suck it. Five for Fighting’s song Superman (It’s Not Easy) had just been released, and there wasn’t a day that went…

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I am a tough tough personality

I already told you all about one of my biggest misheard lyrics from my youth, but Matt hasn’t shared his yet, so I thought I’d go ahead and do it for him. It comes from Living Colour and their big hit Cult of Personality. I still hear it on the radio all the time, and…

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She’s so hi, how ya doin’?

What ever happened to Tal Bachman, son of Randy Bachman of the classic rock band Bachman-Turner Overdrive? I’m about 99% positive I’m the only person asking that question. This post isn’t even about where he is. He could be dead in a ditch for all I know. Or care. What it IS about is his…

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