Archive for July, 2012

My Musical Evolution – Part 180 College Intermission Stranger Here..Than Over Here

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Jul 31, 2012 | Tags: , , | No Comments

So now My Musical Evolution is rumbling along in the three simultaneous threads. The Metal Years deals with all that Heavy Metal music that I was so fond of. The Rise & Fall Of ’84 was all the music surrounding my relationship with Lisa and College Intermission is the music of the day as delivered […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 179 The Rise & Fall Of ’84 A Pair Of Chance Encounters

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Jul 31, 2012 | Tags: , , | No Comments

It is here that My Musical Evolution forks again into a third thread. On February 3rd, 1984 I ran into a guy that went to school with at Franke Park Elementary.  Bob was going to IPFW as well. I hadn’t seem him since second or third grade.  We chatted a bit and discovered that we both […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 178 College Intermission Delerious

Looking at these old videos and other 80’s related stuff, I’m reminded just how colorful the middle of the 80’s were. Maybe it was just the change of moving back to the city but it seemed like it happened very fast. It seemed to start in the fall of 1983 and last until some time […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 177 The Metal Years Balls To The Wall

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Jul 30, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

The Metal Years continue with Accept who were a little heavier than Mötley Crüe. Coming out of Germany, they brought with them a certain sense of mechanical industry.  With guys with names like Udo Dirkschneider screeching those lyrics in a German accent, how could it not be metal. The only thing they were missing was the […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 176 College Intermission Van Halen

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Jul 30, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

The Devil seemed to be getting some attention during this period. We were Shouting at him one minute then Running with him the next. Contrary to what people may have assumed based on my musical tastes, I have never been involved in anything remotely Devil-ly. No rituals, no sacrifices, no dark robes etc. By the […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 175 The Metal Years Looks That Kill

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Jul 29, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

 Mötley Crüe, another metal band suffering from diaeresis.  I really did escalate into what was known then as Heavy Metal. It didn’t have anything to do with the magazine, movie or soundtrack that I loved so much. Mötley Crüe was a little faster and more edgy than Def Leppard. I was quietly building up a […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 174 College Intermission Hall & Oates

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Jul 29, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

I never bought any Hall & Oates records until just a few years ago I bought a Greatest Hits CD. I wasn’t too crazy about them but I felt that I had to get their Greatest Hits because there were so many on the radio during the College Intermission. It seemed like they had a […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 173 The Metal Years Pyromania

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Jul 29, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

What kind name is Def Leppard anyway. Is this another one of the Cum On Feel The Noize Moments. Did they mean Deaf Leopard or something more sinister?  My Def Leppard connection begins in Franke Park on the radio in mom’s Granada. It was a warm Autumn afternoon and I had gone to the park […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 172 College Intermission Rebel Yell

Posted by | Filed under My Musical Evolution | Jul 29, 2012 | Tags: , | No Comments

Since I enjoyed Billy Idol’s previous record, I had to pick up Rebel Yell. It was full of stuff that was getting time on the radio and the music video shows. Like Culture Club, this record gave me the impression that the record company was giving Billy Idol more attention. The difference being that where […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 171 College Intermission Cars & Stereos

My first car was a blue 1963 Ford Galaxie 500 very similar to the one pictured here. It was originally my Grandpa’s and he bought it new. It had some miles on it and it didn’t have power steering or seat belts but the body was in excellent shape. No seat belts. That seems like such […]

21st Century Academy Days Bee Gees BFMS Billy Idol Billy Joel Boston Bruce Springsteen Bryan Adams Chicago Classical College Intermission Donna Summer Duran Duran Genesis Huey Lewis & The News Iron Maiden Jim Croce John Cougar Mellencamp Journey KISS Kiss Age Madonna Metal Years Michael Jackson MTV Mötley Crüe New Age Olivia Newton-John Ozzy Osbourne Pat Benatar Paul McCartney Pink Floyd Prince Rise & Fall Of '84 Roach Days Revisited Scratchy 45 Days Soundtracks Space Mountain Styx The 5th Dimension The 90's The Carpenters The Cars The Police