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Afterthoughts 6-27-17

Life is interesting, right? You’re either bored, looking for anything to keep you occupied, or swamped with work, barely able to breathe. I went from bored to swamped in a matter of days, and it hasn’t calmed down. Despite my lack of free time, I always make sure to set aside time to work on “Memory Bank”.

I feel that my show is starting to get stale. I feel that I play the same songs, just in a different order, and that’s not fair to you. I have a ton of music that I haven’t played yet, so I will be going through all of it and making up playlists for the upcoming weeks. I’m really excited for this! I always say that my show is 80s and 90s alternative, indie, britpop, shoegaze, grunge, and punk…but I feel that grunge and punk rarely get any play on my show….which is crazy because grunge is my bread and butter.

It’s taken me far too long to write this little afterthought…I’m watching Married With Children. I’m really stuck in the 80s and 90s.

Show Playlist 6-27-17

Army of Me-Bjork

Peach-Blur

Lullaby-The Cure

Primitive Painters-Felt

First Day of Spring-The Gandharvas

There is a Light-Nick Cave

Step On-Happy Mondays

Soon-My Bloody Valentine

Life’s What You Make It-Talk Talk

Blow At High Dough-The Tragically Hip

Helot-Tad

Your Woman-White Town

I Touch Roses-Book of Love

Murderous-Nitzer Ebb

Sugar Water-Cibo Matto

All Night Thing-Temple of the Dog

Sour Times-Portishead

Something’s Jumping In Your Shirt-Malcolm McLaren

Lemon-U2

Change-Tears For Fears

Afterthoughts 6-10-17

Wow! It is truly incredible how much the mind forgets after being away for a short time. It had been close to three weeks since I had done my show, and it felt like a lifetime. To say the summer has been a complete whirlwind is an understatement. So much has happened within the last two months that is incredible, but also extremely overwhelming.

I wanted to write about something that has been hanging over my head for a little bit. I feel that my playlist is getting a little old and that I’m playing the same songs over and over, just in a different order. I also realized that there were so many bands I haven’t even played yet on my show…bands like Sisters of Mercy, Mudhoney, Television, and so many others. THIS WILL CHANGE!! I’m currently in the process of analyzing my Memory Bank Library and deciding what I need to play more of on my show, and what I need to play less.

More than anything, I just want to say thanks for checking out my blog, and thank you soooooooooo much for listening to my show. It’s my form of relaxation, my creative outlet, and my chance to act like college kid again.

MB Playlist 6-10-17

Magic-Mick Smiley

Head On-The Jesus and Mary Chain

Grind-Alice in Chains

Let Forever Be-The Chemical Brothers

Cry-Godley & Creme

Mungo City-Spacehog

Temptation-Heaven 17

My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down (Bonzo Goes to Bitburg)-The Ramones

I Confess-The English Beat

Everyday Is Like Sunday-Morrissey

The Whole of the Moon-The Waterboys

Bury Me-Smashing Pumpkins

Wild Wild Life-Talking Heads

Legendary Hearts-Lou Reed

Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)-Kate Bush

Star Sail-The Verve

Black Metallic-Catherine Wheel

Synchronicity I-The Police

Fresh Deadly Roses-Soundgarden

Generals and Majors-XTC

Cities In Dust-Siouxsie and the Banshees

Rise-Public Image Ltd.

Favorite Shirts (Boy Meets Girl)-Haircut 100

My Name is Mud-Primus

Digging Your Scene-Blow Monkeys

Afterthoughts 5-22-17

Wow. I don’t even know where to start with my afterthoughts this week. To say that this month has been a blur is an understatement. Not only has this month been full of new beginnings for myself personally, but it’s also been a month full of excitement, learning, and heartache.

Not for one second during Soundgarden’s concert on May 17th in Detroit did I think, as I sat in the audience, that this would be the last time I would see Chris Cornell alive. He was singing his heart out, jumping around on stage, and fist bumping fans in the front row. He was talking about how great it was to perform in Detroit, and how the next city had a lot to live up to. I remember leaving the concert full of life and excited to see them again on their next tour. I was extremely excited that I had gotten one of the four autographed posters at the concert, and was looking forward to getting it framed so I could display it proudly in my home. Waking up to the news of his passing hurt so much. I didn’t believe it at first, but the more I found articles online confirming it, the less I could deny it. I simply couldn’t believe that he would take his own life. There’s still a part of me that will never believe it.

The poster is currently in the process of getting framed, but as soon as I have it back, I will take a picture of it and post it in this blog.

Soundgarden is a huge part of my life. They helped to define who I am. No matter what was going on if my life, their music and words were always there.

I wanted to pay tribute to Cornell any way I could. My show this week served as not only a tribute to Cornell, but also as an outlet for fans, or for those who didn’t really know Chris Cornell and Soundgarden, but were interested to learn more.

Thank you, Chris, for the loudest love.

Show Playlist 5-22-17

Flower-Soundgarden

Hands All Over-Soundgarden

Jesus Christ Pose-Soundgarden

Searching With My Good Eye Closed (live performance from Hype!)-Soundgarden

Taree-Soundgarden

Get On the Snake-Soundgarden

Nothing Compares 2 U-Chris Cornell

Mailman-Soundgarden

All Your Lies-Soundgarden

Rhinosaur-Soundgarden

Hunted Down-Soundgarden

Mind Riot-Soundgarden

Loud Love-Soundgarden

Cochise-Audioslave

Slaves & Bulldozers-Soundgarden

Fresh Deadly Roses-Soundgarden

A Thousand Days Before-Soundgarden

Dusty-Soundgarden

Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart-Chris Cornell

Rowing-Soundgarden

Burden In My Hand-Soundgarden

My Wave-Soundgarden

Say Hello 2 Heaven-Temple of the Dog

Show Playlist 5-10-17

Don’t Change-INXS

Waltz Dancing-Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra

Summerbaby-Polaris

Stand and Deliver-Adam and the Ants

Temptation-Heaven 17

Ode to Groovy-Skinny Puppy

Do You Wanna Hold Me-Bow Wow Wow

What Have I Done To Deserve This-Pet Show Boys

Sweet Jane-Cowboy Junkies

Trust Me-Jesus Jones

Female of the Species-Space

Shady Lane-Pavement

Guilty-Gravity Kills

Hot Blonde Cocktail-Chrome Cranks

Knot-7 Year Bitch

Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe-Whale

Dumb Waiters-The Psychedelic Furs

Kiss Them For Me-Siouxsie & The Banshees

TV Party-Black Flag

Mesmerize-Chapterhouse

Motorcrash-The Sugarcubes

The Perfect Drug-Nine Inch Nails

No Face-Suicide Machines

Walking In Your Footsteps-The Police

Flower-Soundgarden

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me-U2

Background music (6:30)-Spacegirl (Revisited)-The Brian Jonestown Massacre