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.
Army of Me-Bjork
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
Your Woman-White Town
I Touch Roses-Book of Love
Sugar Water-Cibo Matto
All Night Thing-Temple of the Dog
Something’s Jumping In Your Shirt-Malcolm McLaren
Change-Tears For Fears
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.
Head On-The Jesus and Mary Chain
Grind-Alice in Chains
Let Forever Be-The Chemical Brothers
Cry-Godley & Creme
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
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.
Hands All Over-Soundgarden
Jesus Christ Pose-Soundgarden
Searching With My Good Eye Closed (live performance from Hype!)-Soundgarden
Get On the Snake-Soundgarden
Nothing Compares 2 U-Chris Cornell
All Your Lies-Soundgarden
Slaves & Bulldozers-Soundgarden
Fresh Deadly Roses-Soundgarden
A Thousand Days Before-Soundgarden
Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart-Chris Cornell
Burden In My Hand-Soundgarden
Say Hello 2 Heaven-Temple of the Dog
Waltz Dancing-Malcolm McLaren & The Bootzilla Orchestra
Stand and Deliver-Adam and the Ants
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
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
The Perfect Drug-Nine Inch Nails
No Face-Suicide Machines
Walking In Your Footsteps-The Police
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me-U2
Background music (6:30)-Spacegirl (Revisited)-The Brian Jonestown Massacre