#Manchester

I’m still pissed. I think I will be for a while about this.

I don’t understand terrorism in any way, shape or form.

I don’t understand how acts of terror deliver any type of legitimate message from the people committing them.

I sure as heck will never comprehend how an attack at a concert filled with people, KIDS, enjoying themselves, being entertained by the artist on stage accomplishes anything.

Where is the logic? Read More

I just saved Brooke Shields from drowning so I want The Damned to play my birthday party

I have to confess … I’m kind of chumping out with this post. The Damned are playing in Tempe TONIGHT and I’m being a little sissy and not going. I know the “work” excuse wears thin after a while but it truly is the case and even with abstaining from the alcohol I still suck the next day at the office if I go to a show the night before. If I had never gone to a Damned concert in the past I would suck it up but since I have … Read More

OH. EM. GEE. We are up to 300 Musings so how about 300 Songs?!

300! November 11, 2009 was the date of the first post on this blog. I never anticipated doing it for this long, although as years have passed different jobs with different responsibilities have come my way and there has been less motivation to keep writing in a casual manner like this. 7 1/2 years ago the inspiration was to write a blog separate from the two I was responsible for at the time with my job. Today I teach classes and have been doing so for the past two years in a corporate environment so it is tougher to find the time. Plus my brain is usually fried at the end of the day and on the weekends I use some of that time to still update the Silver Platter. Read More

I just saved Brooke Shields from drowning so I want the Foo Fighters to play my birthday party

So who can name a bigger rock band today that is still able to effectively cling to the DIY aesthetic and non-mainstream attitude that I love? Nirvana may have had more an immediate impact but the fact remains that The Foo Fighters have been doing this 1994. Hard to believe that it has been 23 years now, nearly three times as long as Nirvana. I will admit, when the news broke on April 8, 1994 that Cobain was dead I was devastated. Some people think it’s stupid to be affected by the death of a celebrity. I don’t wallow in the grief but the fact remains that music speaks to me in ways mere words cannot, so losing that band, especially in the manner it happened, just flat-out sucked. I was convinced no music from the other two guys would ever happen again. Read More

I just saved Brooke Shields from drowning so I want The Father Figures to play my birthday party

So here is what is bad ass about the post … ever since I moved to this new theme the whole idea of a band playing my birthday party, while totally cool, would totally never happen. Anyone that knows me at all knows that The Father Figures are my favorite band here in Phoenix. Heck, they have been one of my favorite bands period since I first saw them play their very first show July 18, 2009. Well, my birthday may have been on April 7th but this dynamite trio is playing a record release party to celebrate their fourth full-length disc Heavy Lifting dropping this coming Friday April 14, so I’m calling that my official birthday celebration. 🙂 Read More

I just saved Brooke Shields from drowning so I want The Smiths to play my birthday party

the-smithsHey, the last post was absurd as well, right? I have no expectations, or even hopes for The Jam or The Smiths to actually reunite and play again but there is no denying how awesome it would be if it ever happened. The Smiths were one of the most important bands of my high school and early college years. As much as I loved new wave music, and the U.K. provided some awesome exports from that genre, The Smiths focus on guitars, bass and drums was more to my liking as a post punk and punk rock fan. Sadly they never experienced the success they deserved here in the States during their brief but unreal run for a mere five years between 1982-1987. Read More