These Dudes Rock My World

There are few things in life that get people more fired up than politics, religion, and the Kardashians. Music is one of them. We passionately defend our musical tastes because they're incredibly personal. Songs have the power to reawaken faded memories or elevate your soul until you feel the divine. When I was ten years …

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So I Wanted to Be a Rock and Roll Star

Blind Melon. Strawberry Alarm Clock. Death Cab for Cutie. The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band. Just a few of the actual band names out there. How did they come up with these? I'm convinced they knocked back a few shots of cheap whisky then opened up the dictionary to a random page. Back in 1991 when I was 19 …

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Earworm–Prepare to Die

I remember the day so vividly. It was 25 years ago when an earworm inched its way into the deepest recesses of my feeble teenage brain and permanently entered my subconscious. Sometimes late at night when I'm alone, I still faintly hear this dreaded tune, taunting me from beyond. It was the summer of 1988, and the day started …

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