Monday, January 10, 2011

Put some pink salt on it...

there is a change in plans, or maybe just temperature. you see, here in oklahoma we’re getting’ some heavy duty weather comin’ our way, so we have to plan accordingly. i need to make sure i have enough anti-freeze as well as warm gloves and a sturdy ice scraper. my car is an oldie, but a goodie, so i know it will take care of me when the time comes. during all this, my main concern is the icy roads. driving on ice is crazy work, but i’m used to it. you just gotta be careful and not rush things, because when you do, you’ll get yourself in trouble and screw up something fierce.

so, as for this past weekend, saturday night ended awesomely with me hangin’ out at my best friends. he was throwing a small wedding anniversary party, so i had to attend and wish them well. it was a blast and reminded me of all the old times we’ve spent hangin’ out. oh, and the night was made even better because i finally got to meet (sort of) this nice girl whom i’ve been trying to get in contact with for a while. heh heh, funny how things work eh???

going back a bit like usual, i want to remember this one indie/pop band who were sugary sweet, yet dark and personal in tone. today is about the band, The Lemonheads.

here is a little band that’s been through the tumblers and back. starting out in 1986 and gaining popularity in the 90’s college/alternative scene, the lemonheads (from boston, massachusetts) are a great band with personal lyrics and a creative sound. their style is mainly indie/pop, but when jammin’ their long history, there is a strong connection to punk as well as the twangy sound of country/folk. to this day, the sole constant member is lead singer evan dando and his approach to music is best described by the bands name and meaning, “sour on the outside, yet sweet on the inside.”

for the tunes, there is one album i want to post on and that's their breakthrough lp, It's A Shame About Ray. the original release had 12 tracks, but later editions added the band's cover of the Simon & Garfunkel classic "Mrs. Robinson" for which gave the band one of their most successful singles. some of my favorite standout tracks are, "it''s a shame about ray" "my drug buddy" and "rockin' stroll." yep yep yep, here is something a bit old, but still good. have a blast from my past and check it out...

The Lemonheads - Rockin Stroll
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icy roads ahead maybe...

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