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Tuesday Tunes: Band names for those who wish to be immersed in music


Adventures in Stereo (Scotland) Audio Playground (Canada) Audioslave (USA) DEVO (USA) Joywave (USA) Nirvana (USA) Radiohead (England) Rush (Canada) Sonic Youth (USA) Soundgarden (USA) Stereophonics (England) Ultra Sonic (Scotland) SOURCES: personal knowledge en.wikipedia.org for bands from countries including England, USA, … Continue reading

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Tuesday Tunes: Classic rock songs that make me cringe


While I love rock ‘n’ roll music, there are certain songs that bug the daylights out of me. For whatever reason, they just grate on my nerves. It could be the singer’s voice, the lyrics, the number of times it’s … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2019


Below are my favorites in film television, books, and music for 2019, subject to possible additions during the last two weeks of the year. Films Released and Seen in 2019 Ford vs. Ferrari – Source: bloomberg.com Favorite Drama Ford vs. … Continue reading

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Proposed City Theme Songs


  The following are my choices for the song(s) that should be used as the theme song or anthem for the selected cities listed below. Some are familiar, some historic, some new, some inspirational, some witty, and some are even … Continue reading

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Amazing Songs from the First Half of 2019


The first half of 2019 has burst forth with some amazing new music. Especially exciting is the amount and quality of guitar-driven rock. Here’s a list of my favorite tracks so far this year, with links provided to youtube: Shine … Continue reading

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“AAARTH” – An Amazing Album Reaches Tremendous Heights!


Please let me chew on the words of a recent blogpost for a moment….(munch, munch, munch).  Thank you. I really thought nothing could possibly equal Metric’s Art of Doubt when it came to new Alternative Rock music in 2018. Well, … Continue reading

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Derogatory place nicknames – UPDATE # 4


Last weekend (originally published in 2013) a derogatory nickname was overheard for a city here in Michigan that I had never heard expressed before in my 21 (now 26) years of being a resident of this state. For some reason … Continue reading

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“Just Mercy” Will Rip Your Heart to Shreds


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A Tasty Slice of “Tibetan Peach Pie”


* A small commission is earned from purchases that are made using these visual links to Amazon. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. If you want to read a book that will put a smile on your … Continue reading

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Stand Up for Avra Valley!


Stand Up for Avra Valley! Midst a scenic desert valley a freeway is planned to flow more useless sprawl and chaos whose outcome we all know This Sonoran panorama is a treat for jaded eyes seducing all who view her … Continue reading

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