Monday January 9th, 2017 – What was your first album?

I personally sought out on a mission to take three albums from my older sister’s bedroom. The first was Blackhawk’s 1994 Self Titled album. The second was The Wallflowers’ 1996 album titled “Bringing Down the Horse”. The third, and final stolen album (there were actually probably a few more, but for the sense of drama..) was “Mutations” by Beck, 1998. I was 10? Before that I was listening to Tom Chapin’s Family TreeRaffi’s Baby Baluga…and some weird Teddy Bear picnic album that was all about Teddy Bears. (ps…click on the album/song names and you can listen to them on spotify!)

My video editing still needs A-LOT of work, but I had a really fun time hearing about the first album that my friends ever owned/acquired.


First albums:

Patrick- Mortal Kombat Soundtrack

Steve- Destroyer by Kiss (we all wish we could be as cool as Steve)

Kaitin & Jason- Thriller by Michael Jackson (OW!)

Kris- Licensed to Ill by Beastie Boys (Slow and low, that is the tempo!)

Thomas- Bigger & Deffer (BAD) by L.L. Cool J (so oldskool it’s not even on spotify)

Jessika- Tidal by Fiona Apple, Tragic Kingdom by No Doubt or some Fugees album

Marcia- Like a Virgin by Madonna

Alex- The Number of The Beast by Iron Maiden

Meghan- Mad Mad World by Tom Cochrane

Megan- Lit or Savage Garden?


Man…these are some crowd pleasers! Until next Monday… 🙂


Day 176: “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness- Dawn to Dusk” by The Smashing Pumpkins

Impromptu Desert Road Trip! 2014.

Day 176: “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness- Dawn to Dusk” by The Smashing Pumpkins

I didn’t grow up on The Smashing Pumpkins. I knew who they were, but I rarely listened to them with the exception of a few songs…

Track 2- “Tonight, Tonight”

he sings:

Is never time at all
You can never ever leave
Without leaving a piece of youth
And our lives are forever changed
We will never be the same
The more you change, the less you feel

and perhaps a few others. Everyone thinks I am crazy for not listening to them…as if I haven’t already given them enough reasons to think I’m crazy. ‘Bout to knock this one off that list 😉

Billy Corgan said that the album was based on “the human condition of mortal sorrow“. It was geared toward young adulthood, and represented everything of his youth that he was never able to clearly articulate until writing this album.

The other day I was talking to someone that had recently been divorced after 12 years. She told me how she felt like she was discovering herself for the first time. We shared our past, and conversed on how much we have changed since our early 20’s.

I often miss those days…the late summer nights, no cares in the world. Responsibility has sunken in…deep. Cheers to adult-ing, but double cheers to commemorating our youth.



Tomorrow: “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness- Twilight to Starlight” by The Smashing Pumpkins

Day 141: “Give Up” by The Postal Service

Niki de Saint Phalle’s Queen Califia’s Magical Circle in Kit Carson Park

Ahhhhh…the power of music! After an emotionally draining date I had on Sunday, this album acted as a great pick-me-up. It is interesting to me how quickly music can refresh the mind. It is even more interesting to me how much music from my teenage years can help remedy a bad day.

I listened to this album all throughout high school. It was a favorite that I popped in the cd player of my parents’ toyota camery and did my long drives through the Lancaster country side 🙂

Looking forward to my visit in November!


Tomorrow: “Writer’s Block” by Peter Bjorn and John