Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

Two Peter Gabriel Songs Improved by Kate Bush

May 29, 2016

If I had to use one word to describe Kate Bush it would be mystical. She’s mysterious, she rarely performs live anymore. And, her image is that of a fairy. Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush collaborated multiple times, Kate Bush appears as a guest vocalist on quite a few of Peter Gabriel’s songs and I would say her voice adds the mysticism that both...

The Women Behind Bob Dylan’s Desire

The Women Behind Bob Dylan’s Desire

May 5, 2016

Desire by Bob Dylan will always stand out in my mind as one of my favorite and most nostalgic albums. It’s one of my mom’s favorite albums so I have strong memories of listening to it in the car growing up. As a child I was captivated by Dylan’s lyrics and story telling abilities. Released in 1976, Desire starts off with...

A Few Reasons Why Dolly Parton Is a Total Badass

A Few Reasons Why Dolly Parton Is a Total Badass

Mar 14, 2016

The theme for our playlist this month is “Men Covering Songs Written by Women.” When I heard this I immediately thought of “Back In The Good Old Days (When Times Was Bad) as done by one of the toughest men in the country music cannon, Merle Haggard. Legend has it that Haggard was inspired to pursue a life in music when he was a prisoner at San Quentin...

“The Staircase (Mystery)” by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Some History

“The Staircase (Mystery)” by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Some History

Mar 10, 2016

I’ve been listening to The Scream a lot lately but I ended up choosing a song that didn’t originally appear on the album for the Song of the Moment. A spooky number for you to kick off spring, “The Staircase (Mystery)” should be the theme song to a horror show. The song was released as a single in 1979 and later appeared on a re-issue of...

The Big Mamma That Gave Birth to Elvis and Janis

The Big Mamma That Gave Birth to Elvis and Janis

Feb 25, 2016

    “My singing comes from my experience…My own experience. I never had no one teach me nothin’. I never went to school for music or nothin’. I taught myself to sing and to blow harmonica and even to play drums by watchin’ other people! I can’t read music, but I know what I’m singing! I don’t sing like nobody but...

10 Things I Learned About Poison Ivy (and The Cramps)

10 Things I Learned About Poison Ivy (and The Cramps)

Jan 25, 2016

It is no secret that I am a Cramps fanatic. In fact, when my band goes on tour I only wear Cramps t-shirts and I have a cat named Lux. There’s something about them that I just love. Manic and sultry, The Cramps exude rock n’ roll like no other. I read Journey to the Centre of the Cramps by Dick Porter and would like to share 10 interesting things I...