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Earthbound

Earthbound (Rodney Crowell) Rodney Crowell is one of the most respected song writers of the modern era. I had the good fortune to play with Rodney during my tenure with one of his sidemen, Jedd Hughes. This particular song has always resonated with me due to its positive take on the plight of average [...]

March 20th, 2016|Songs & Styles|Comments Off on Earthbound

Don’t Come Around Here

Don't Come Around Here (Sorry, this one has to be long. Sentimentality and all! ha!) Tom Petty: When you grew up in Gainesville, Florida in the 70’s and 80’s and graduate from Gainesville High School in the mid/late 80’s (1986) you can count on a few things: 1.) You WILL plan your life around [...]

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Cuts You Up

Cuts You Up (Peter Murphy - Bauhaus) Once again, my “Eighties” are showing! I got a lot of “Who is Peter Murphy?” queries when we first put this tune on the Loud Jamz show in the fall of 2015. However, my partner in crime (Yvonne Smith) knew him well and that was enough for [...]

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Bring It On

Bring It On (SEAL) I’ve been a SEAL fanatic ever since I first heard “Crazy” on the radio in the early nineties. His debut album (or to be more accurate, “cassette”) was in regular rotation in my walk man on many an overnight drive with my first road band. Fast forward a few years [...]

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Perfect Strangers

Perfect Strangers (Royal Blood) While there is a definite historical rear view mirror aspect to much of the music I’ve chosen for inclusion in the Songs & Styles section I strive to include contemporary material as well on the Loud Jamz events. To that end I was really taken with the band Royal Blood and this [...]

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Belief

Belief (John Mayer) I had the opportunity to play with John back in 2001 as Room For Squares was just being re-released on Sony (John was initially signed to Aware Records before Sony picked him up). I was fortunate enough to have the chance to audition to be John’s drummer (alas, I wasn’t a [...]

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Are We Ourselves

Are We Ourselves (The Fixx) Growing up in the early/mid-eighties I was completely engrossed in the new wave movement. My all time favorite band to this day remains The Police and therefore it is little surprise that the catchy, edgy tunes of the band The Fixx would remain hugely influential for me. In this [...]

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Alive

Alive (Pearl Jam) When I first left Disney’s Future Corps ensemble to go on the road with my touring band Isis (In hindsight what a most unfortunate name, huh!?! Yikes!) in the early 90’s I often lamented the banal nature of the hair bands of the late 80’s whose material seemed to be all [...]

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ABACAB

ABACAB (Genesis) Phil Collins is ubiquitous with drums and drumming. He is a pioneer in the presentation of drums on a recording having completely revolutionized the approach to sounds and placement in the mix of modern popular music albums. I’ve always gotten chills when this tune came on the radio. It was an early [...]

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Songs & Styles Introduction

Introductions to Songs & Styles “Perpetual Student”. I use this term constantly and I often question myself as to just how much of one am I really? Sure, I’ve taken a lot of classes in music and other aspects of education, but if I’m honest with myself I have to admit I don’t study [...]

March 20th, 2014|Songs & Styles|Comments Off on Songs & Styles Introduction