Let’s Go Crazy – RIP Prince

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Dearly beloved We are gathered here today To get through this thing called life     It’s only been a few hours since I heard the news about the untimely passing of Prince. I am still in shock and heartily saddened by this news. Driving home, Purple Rain...
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40 Years of Ramones! [mixtape]

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  It seems like just yesterday I was playing my records (secretly) in my bedroom on my funky little disco light turntable. Little did I know then, I would soon find a music and a culture that would fuel intense creativity and passion inside me.  Punk is officially...
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Personal Jesus vs. Line Dancing

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  Almost 26 years ago, on March 19, 1990, Depeche Mode released one of their most successful albums, Violator. Once I had that album in my hot little hands, it took no time at all to know all the words to every song on my Violator cassette tape. Over the...
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Endship – Ain’t that a bitch? [mixtape]

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  I saw a meme on Facebook the other day and shared it with my friends on my timeline. It read: “Why does no one talk about how friends can break your heart so devastatingly intimately sometimes a million times worse than romantic partners why does no one talk about...
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Gen-X Meets Middle-Age [mixtape]

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Gen-X, Blank Generation, Children of the 80’s – whatever you choose to categorize our generation, we are now middle-aged.   Gah! I never thought I’d make it this far, let alone say things like: “back in the day…”, “kids have no respect today!” or “I’m too old for this shit!”...
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Forbidden Fruit: A Lustful Mix [mixtape]

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Love and sex makes the world go ’round – it’s a fact of life – and they offer for a lot, if not most, song lyrics.  Love. Lust. Passion. Where would we be without them?  What about kink and corruption? Now we’re talking… What is it about the forbidden...
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Run Wild… [mixtape]

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I am now in one of the longest periods of my life without being in a relationship – three and a half years now to be exact. I won’t lie, the first three to six months were torturous – I’ve always been involved one way or another with...
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Happy 60th Birthday John Lydon!

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In honor of the 60th birthday of John Lydon AKA Johnny Rotten, lead singer of both the Sex Pistols and Public Image Limited (PiL), I’ve compiled some of his best quotes and a playlist of some of his best interviews and TV appearances. John’s cocky, outlandish and sometimes rude...
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Punk Rock Freedom of Expression [mixtape]

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“At its best New Wave/Punk represents a fundamental and age-old Utopian dream: that if you give people the license to be as outrageous as they want in absolutely any fashion they can dream up, they’ll be creative about it, and do something good besides.” – Lester Bangs  ...
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Peace of mind can’t be bought…

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I found treasure not where I thought Peace of mind can’t be bought Still I believe   Just hang on Suffer well Sometimes it’s hard It’s hard to tell   It is winter, but there is no snow – not yet at least. Usually it is the snow,...
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I Could Be Wrong, I Could Be Right [on the fly]

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rise /rīz/   verb 1. move from a lower position to a higher one; come or go up. “the tiny aircraft rose from the ground”   noun 1. an upward movement; an instance of becoming higher. “the bird has a display flight of steep flapping rises”     I’m officially on...
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A New Wave Punk Rock Christmas! [mixtape]

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‘Tis the holiday season. Radio stations and stores have played Christmas and Holiday music since before Thanksgiving. The stores have had their merchandise out since the end of July and sales started earlier this year. This is a happy and joyous time of year. Most people seem a...
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My Unplanned Teenage Pregnancy [Indie Chicks]

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It’s been a while, thanks to writers block, since I’ve had a piece on Indie Chicks. Well, I finally broke through – here is a piece that is very close to my heart and long overdue. I love sharing my life experiences on Indie Chicks, in hopes that I am...
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A Ghostly Gathering – Midnight Syndicate’s Dark Spin on Christmas

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If you’ve been to haunted attractions or Halloween specialty stores, chances are you’ve heard the dark and haunting melodies of Cleveland, Ohio’s Midnight Syndicate. They’ve been supplying beautiful and dark Gothic Horror Halloween soundtracks for almost twenty years now, garnering worldwide fame for their music. Their musical menageries...
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Yipes Stripes Fruit Stripe [on the fly]

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Happiness is… Fruit Stripe gum!  This is what nostalgia tastes like to me… Thank goodness the memory of this gum lasts longer than the gum itself! Even though it loses its flavor as soon as you chew it… it is still yummy mouth goodness! It’s like a fruity party in...
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