Twenty Tunes Terrific for Tuesday – Vol. 7 #120Minutes #TTTT #Bonus

  I watched a lot of TV in the late 80s and early 90s, but perhaps none more religiously than the MTV late night video series: 120 Minutes. Created by Dave Kendall, 120 Minutes was a 2 hour show that was designed to showcase alternative music at a time when many of the artists featured¬†were struggling to find an audience. Whereas mainline MTV was showing mostly top 40 pop hit music videos (yes there exists a time in history when MTV actually showed music videos the majority of the day),…

#BowieDay #Tribute

  I had another blog post in mind for today, but after receiving the news that David Bowie had passed away early this morning, I opted instead to pay tribute to the iconic singer/songwriter. I’m not going to regale you with long lost tales from Bowie’s illustrious career or life, you have the Internet to help provide you with that. What I would like to do is declare January 11th officially Bowie Day and to share my five favorite tracks by the celebrated recording artist. I have always preferred celebrations to…

Growing Up: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! #changes

Growing Up: Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes! I find that as I mature, marching inevitably towards middle-agedom (I turn 40 in few scant months… sigh), that I have changed in many ways. Some ways have been for the better, others… perhaps, not so much. Regardless, all of these changes are the natural evolution of wisdom guided by experience. We all grow up at some point, and the definition of what “growing up” actually means is unique to our own personal journey. I have been humbled in many regards by the life I have led,…