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Merry Eksmas

Merry Eksmas

Merry Eksmas, everyone! That photo is of me as a college radio DJ spinning tunes during the prime hours of Midnight – 2 am on Wednesday mornings. Quality real estate indeed, and totally reflective of my DJ prowess. I’m not [...]

December 25, 2013 Blog, Music
Approval

Approval

I did not shop on Thanksgiving. One of the reasons was that I am in support of the retail employees who have to come in on what was once a sacrosanct (and scarce) day off, and do not appreciate the [...]

December 3, 2013 Blog, Music
Thirty-two

Thirty-two

Having set this up earlier this week, let’s dive right into it. I used to call this feature “Songs to Close Out Your Summer” when I wrote it for Cru Jones Society, and I think I was probably a bit [...]

August 29, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head, Music
Mix

Mix

I made my first birthday mix CD by accident. Since that night, I’ve made one every year since, and I used to write about the selections. Last year, I had no outlet, so I wrote no article about it. I [...]

August 27, 2013 Blog, Inside My Head, Music
Badd

Badd

When I was 10, I asked my mom to take me to Budget Tapes and CDs to buy me the new Color Me Badd album, C.M.B. As this was 1991, and Tipper Gore was still fresh in every parent’s mind [...]

August 6, 2013 Blog, Music, Rumpy Pumpy
Fandom

Fandom

My microbrew obsession is simply the newest outgrowth of my punk rock obsession. On the AV Club, Jason Heller has started a new series called “Fear of a Punk Decade” which chronicles the punk rock revival of the 1990s. Only [...]

July 25, 2013 Blog, Booze, Music
Perfect

Perfect

Kristin now works for a travel company, which I suspect will yield a multitude of fringe benefits for us both. Case in point, the company asked Kristin to tag along on the first leg of one of their bus tours [...]

July 16, 2013 Blog, Booze, Music
METAL

METAL

My wife, my best friend and I went to the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival at Fiddler’s Green this year. Headlining this year’s Mayhem Festival was Rob Zombie with Five Finger Death Punch, Mastodon, and Amon Amarth supporting. Lawn tickets [...]

July 8, 2013 Blog, Music
Barenaked

Barenaked

“Nice people having a pleasant evening.” – The official Eks Axis review of Barenaked Ladies, live at Red Rocks, June 19, 2013 How great would something like that look on a tour poster? I grant that sentiment stinks heavily of [...]

June 25, 2013 Blog, Music
Pandora

Pandora

As I spent a portion of my Saturday applying nearly two full rolls of painter’s tape to my bedroom and master bathroom, I turned on my Roku to Pandora. The station I chose was Strung Out Radio. I listened to [...]

June 11, 2013 Blog, Music