I Meant To Listen To: Jawbreaker, “Dear You”

I love a great band teeshirt; especially parody ones. The first one I fell in love with was the Deftones' "Dickies" shirt. I had seen it in some trashy rock magazine like Hit Parader or Metal Hammer where there was a picture of Zach de la Rocha wearing the infamous shirt. ┬áThe classic horseshoe design … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Jawbreaker, “Dear You”

I Meant To Listen To: Interpol, “Turn On The Bright Lights”

This album is basically the whole point of writing this blog and how clueless I can be. I have heard about Interpol for years and I was aware that many people I know and many other people that I don't know have told me that I need to listen to them. With some things of … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Interpol, “Turn On The Bright Lights”

I Meant To Listen To: The Hold Steady, “Separation Sunday”

The first time I came across The Hold Steady was in the summer of 2008. They were playing a free show at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, and the only way you could get in was by signing up for a new social media website called going.com.┬áThe memory of the site is fuzzy and … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: The Hold Steady, “Separation Sunday”

I Meant To Listen To: Girls Against Boys, “Venus Lexure No. 1 Baby”

When I was growing up I had this Rage Against The Machine poster thumbtacked to my walls in my bedroom for years. The moment I saw it in on my friend Mike's room, I also needed to have it. We weren't the only two. It seemed like a lot of my friends followed suit and … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Girls Against Boys, “Venus Lexure No. 1 Baby”

You Need To Listen To: The Prodigy, “The Fat Of The Land”

This morning music fans around the world woke up to the tragic story that singer/frontman Keith Flint from The Prodigy was found dead at the age of 49. It really sucks that it usually takes the loss of a member of a band for the masses to go back and re-listen and re-discover the works … Continue reading You Need To Listen To: The Prodigy, “The Fat Of The Land”

I Meant To Listen To: Everything Everything, “Get To Heaven”

The early 2000's were a wild time. It was the beginning of the era where one can easily track down and collect music with a few clicks of a computer mouse. The demise of Napster and Kazaa(!) led to better innovations (iTunes) where you could purchase music for as little as 99 cents. It was … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Everything Everything, “Get To Heaven”

I Meant To Listen To: Dead Prez, “Let’s Get Free”

I'm a white dude who grew up in American Suburbia in the 90's, so naturally I was raised on some form of hip-hop. I'm sure there are plenty of musical pundits that can explain in many ways the correlation between the explosion of popularity of the genre in my specific demographic in that time frame. … Continue reading I Meant To Listen To: Dead Prez, “Let’s Get Free”