Thursday, March 24, 2016

TBT - Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson rocks out, and it's awesome. I still listen to this song all the time.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Silly Headline of the Day

"Racine, Wisconsin: 17-Year-Old Girl Unexpectedly Gives Birth in Bathroom"

I'm not familiar with the customs of Racine, Wisconsin, but does anyone plan to give birth in a bathroom?

Thursday, March 10, 2016

TBT - Gonna drive past the Stop n Shop, with the radio on

Sometimes I miss New England. This is one of those times. So here's a classic, ahead of its time rock song featuring one of my favorite riffs.

In other news, I seem to have lost the will to snark on terrible music. Is it because mainstream music, especially country, has gone from egregiously bad to so egregiously BORING there's nothing to say about it anymore? Is it because what's going on in the rest of the world makes the latest Florida Georgia Line song look piddling, on a scale of piddling to OMFG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE?? Or did 3 Justin Bieber songs in the top 5 at once finally break my spirit? Who can say.

What I can say is, I'm listening to a lot of good music. Mostly rock. Spring has arrived early. St. Patty's Day is almost here. Maybe sanity will prevail and we won't all die. At least, not any time soon. So for the near future, I'll probably just do sporadic Thursday and Friday posts, unless a brand new musical plague hits that I can rant about. I... probably shouldn't hope for that.


Thursday, March 03, 2016

Can every day be Throwback Thursday?

Throwback to when, I don't care. Just anywhere but here.

Well, let's start here. "In 1983, 90% of US media was controlled by fifty companies; today, 90% is controlled by just six companies."

That sentence is relevant to pretty much everything horrible that is happening right now, from music to politics to pop culture in general. The same corporate media responsible for today's shitty radio also helped create the Trump monster. This is a HUGE problem. When our media is no longer concerned with facts, reason or quality but only the bottom line of $$$, this is what happens. Bro-country, Kardashians, Trump, it's all the same junk product peddled by media desperate for our money. DON'T BUY IT. Maybe it was funny and stupidly entertaining for a while, but this is the end game. This is how media control becomes dangerous.

So let's go back to 1983, and my favorite song of a truly classic year in music. The day Chrissie Hynde's voice stops making me cry wistful tears of joy is the day I'm truly dead inside. I'm happy to report, I'm not dead yet.