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50 Years of Great Rock: You Say It’s Your Birthday

Hop on a 14-minute journey through the history of rock and roll. Starting with the classic rock of the Who in 1965, you’ll hear hard rock, psychedelia, roots rock, Southern rock, funk, punk, new wave, a quick nod to disco, … Continue reading

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Abandon All Subtlety

Languishing in a boring bank, we talked music for hours and grew close through mixtapes we shyly exchanged. From “Purple Haze” to “Dixie Chicken,” friendship crept toward something more. How’d my next one end? “Why Don’t We Do It in … Continue reading

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If My Life Had a Soundtrack

This week’s Twisted Mixtape theme is “if my life had a soundtrack.” Well, it turns out my life does have a soundtrack, as long as you take a stroll with me through my YouTube channel. I hope it’s not too … Continue reading

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New life amid the polar vortex

“If a plant cannot live according to its nature, it dies; and so a man.” — Henry David Thoreau I called myself out back in November for not giving an earnest effort to grow sunflowers even though I had checked … Continue reading

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Messages From the Underground

For Twisted Mixtape this week, it’s dealer’s choice, and I’d like to share five great songs with hidden messages. 1. “American Pie” by Don McLean Many rock fans know that rock and roll history is hidden in “American Pie,” but … Continue reading

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47 Years of Great Rock: You Say It’s Your Birthday

Update: 50 Years of Great Rock Hop on a 13-minute journey through the history of rock and roll. Starting with the classic rock of the Who in 1965, you’ll hear hard rock, psychedelia, roots rock, Southern rock, funk, punk, new … Continue reading

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50 Greatest Rock Songs

My list of the “50 Greatest Rock Songs” is hopelessly subjective and changes in my own head constantly, but it was fun to try to pin them down. Which is your favorite? The opening lyrics of the 50 Greatest Rock … Continue reading

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