It’s tricky to rock a rhyme

I remember the Raising Hell days very well. This was Run-DMC’s breakthrough album back in 1986. Their version of Walk This Way revitalized Aerosmith’s career, and made the two MCs (and Jam Master Jay) bigger than anything that had ever been seen in rap before. It was an exciting time to be a fan ofContinue reading “It’s tricky to rock a rhyme”

This is Mean Street

I’ve written about Van Halen several times in this space, and with good reason. I listened to a lot of their music in high school and college, and I’ve never really lost my appreciation for their sound. I hope that I never will, either. So when I received Guitar Hero: Van Halen for a ChristmasContinue reading “This is Mean Street”

Appreciating American music

As I was returning home from a long and most enjoyable vacation today, I commenced the battle of finding something on the radio. I wrote about this once before, and it makes me appreciate the concept of satellite radio. You pick a station you like, and never have to worry about whether it comes inContinue reading “Appreciating American music”