After The Gold Rush

I go through weird phases in the music I happen to be listening to at any given time. Recently I decided to re-read “Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography” that put me back onto a Neil kick (which drives the wife nuts). There is something about Young’s music that affects me in many ways. While I typically…
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The 27 Club

Last Saturday, singer Amy Winehouse was found dead in her London apartment, the cause of death not yet known. Like many, I enjoyed her 2006 album, “Back To Black” and saw her life turn into a train wreck via magazines, tabloids and random YouTube videos. Of course,  a lot of people are now throwing her…
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Fantasy Football

I was invited to join a Fantasy Football league the other night by a friend of mine who knows my knowledge of football is pretty much nothing. But, and this was the selling point: nobody in our league knows diddly squat about the sport as well. Why, then, are we partaking in such a venture?…
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Freezing To Pearl Jam

Back in 2000, before the election, my friends and I decided to go to Alpine Valley, Wisc. to see the last of the ‘90s grunge bands, Pearl Jam. It was in the middle of October and We somehow rented a van without owning a credit card or being over 21, but I guess stranger things…
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Let The Mustache Showdown Begin

Next weekend Gina and I will be driving up north to celebrate the sixth annual mustache showdown. It will be a weekend of camping, partying and yes, my friends and I will be sporting some of the most disgusting mustaches we can dream of. What, I’m sure you’re wondering, is a “mustache showdown?” Well, six…
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