Posts Tagged ‘The Cars’

My Musical Evolution – Part 254 Roach Days Revisited Guitar Upgrades

I had been playing Aric’s crappy pawn shop bass for several months. Likewise, he was becoming proficient on my cheap ass pawn shop guitar. I want to take this moment to clarify that at no point do I ever consider myself a musician. To me a musician is somebody that understands music as it applies […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 209 The Rise & Fall Of ’84 The Plunge

Suddenly, the music turned sad and soulful. Suddenly all the songs were about heartbreak and loss. Were they always there? I spent my days in a fog. Trying to figure out what could have happened. Trying to get her to talk to me. Trying to negotiate a return to how things were just a couple […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 200 The Rise & Fall Of ’84

In August, Lisa had encouraged me to take part in some church weekend for teens. She was a Catholic girl but in the style of Biily Joel and not Frank Zappa. How could I refuse her. So I went to Our Lady Of Good Hope and actively participated. I wanted her to know that I […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 188 The Rise & Fall Of ’84 Summer On Wheels

Lisa had a paper route. She delivered papers to who knows how many homes in her little neighborhood. To speed up the process, she did it on roller skates.  If I wanted to spend time with her, I had to join her on the route. I jogged at first but skating looked kind of fun. I […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 182 The Rise & Fall Of ’84 First Serious Prolonged MTV Exposure

Lisa was an uptown girl living on the reasonably affluent northeast side of town. It was a fairly modern sub-division where all the streets either end in cul-de-sacs or have gently sweeping curves. Her parents were very nice and she had a little brother that was just waiting for somebody to teach him about Heavy […]

My Musical Evolution – Part 95 Academy Days Candy-O

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I’ve been writing about the Academy Days for a while now and I’m having that nagging format question pop up again. It seems that I’m just going through my Academy Days music album by album.  Is that boring? Here’s what is happening behind the scenes. I’m at my computer with my Windows Media Player running. […]

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