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31

Oct

Dad Without Electricity, post-Hurricane Sandy

Me:
do you want me to take your iPad, iPod or phone to work to charge?
Dad:
No. Because I need my music. Then I'd really have nothing left.

03

Jun

Dad on Fun.

(Fun. - We Are Young opening the MTV Movie Awards)
Em:
Aw, it's the movie awards? I thought it was the music awards - this won't be as fun.
Dad:
What do you mean? This is already Fun.

21

Mar

I’m guilty of still listening to this album.  
But that’s not the problem.  The problem is the album cover. What the HECK is going on with the men?! And how did this not bother me in 1995… or catch my attention in the 17 years since I’ve been listening to this album? Look at their menacing pimp expressions!
Incase you were wondering, my favorite tracks are Lucky Love and Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry.  
A history of Ace of Base: The Swedish quad includes a guy, his best friend and his best friend’s 2 sisters.  The girls left the band in 2009 to pursue their solo careers. The remaining guys recruited new females and said they’d change the name of the band.  They did: Ace.of.Base.  Ace.of.Base, not be confused with Ace of Base, released an album in 2010.  The name “Ace of Base” comes from being the masters of their studio (aces), which was the basement (base) of a car-repair shop.

I’m guilty of still listening to this album.  

But that’s not the problem.  The problem is the album cover. What the HECK is going on with the men?! And how did this not bother me in 1995… or catch my attention in the 17 years since I’ve been listening to this album? Look at their menacing pimp expressions!

Incase you were wondering, my favorite tracks are Lucky Love and Never Gonna Say I’m Sorry.  

A history of Ace of Base: The Swedish quad includes a guy, his best friend and his best friend’s 2 sisters.  The girls left the band in 2009 to pursue their solo careers. The remaining guys recruited new females and said they’d change the name of the band.  They did: Ace.of.Base.  Ace.of.Base, not be confused with Ace of Base, released an album in 2010.  The name “Ace of Base” comes from being the masters of their studio (aces), which was the basement (base) of a car-repair shop.

23

Feb

Dad on 10,000 Maniacs

(These Are The Days by 10,000 Maniacs comes on the radio)
Dad:
This band, they all wear nametags when they practice. Natalie Merchant, she was number 97.
Me:
Oh yeah? Then how'd they get to 10,000?
Dad:
Well, they were having a concert and they had everyone come on stage. And then it was like that country show in Indianapolis. The stage collapsed. And there were 10,000 people on it. And they all went nuts, like maniacs.
Me:
And then what happened?
Dad:
Then the band broke up and that was the end of the 10,000 Maniacs.

24

Jan

It’s always darkest before the dawn.
Florence and the Machine - Shake it out

Brilliant! At once, I knew this was magnificent! 

23

Jan

"You get s*** when you don’t pretend you’re f****ing too cool for school, and we are not too cool for school! We are just basically teaching the class people don’t want to attend, and the class is, How to F***ing Make a Living Doing What You Love 101. And also, How to F***ing Beat the Haters Off With a Stick and Let Them Suck Your D***. That’s the 200-level class." / "That was very poetic," (Dan) Auerbach says.
Patrick Carney, drummer and otherwise multi-instrumentalist of the Black Keys in Rolling Stone, January 19, 2012, Issue 1148