A Long December – Counting Crows

I forgot about this song by Counting Crows and since I am getting ready to move to NY and make Chezcadia my “summer home” (I’m very fancy, btw) I can’t help but think of how many times I’ve moved.  It’s not easy being Bruce Banner, always trying to stay ahead of that pesky journalist and…

Naughty by Nature – Feel me Flow

Nominated for a Grammy in 1995, “Feel me Flow” sits right smack dab in the middle of hip hop pushing its way into pop.  The song made it all the way to #17 that year and I can personally attest to its popularity.  My measurement is the tapes I had in my car.  This was…

Friday Nineties – R.E.M. – Nightswimming

Automatic for the People was the album that flippd R.E.M. from a college bad that everyone from college liked to a mainstream band that caused people who liked them in college to get confused and angry.  1992 brought us Nevrmind the debut album from Nirvana which is doubtless the more important of the two, but…

Friday Nineties – R.E.M. – Drive

Political screed or motivational messaging to grungy youths?  “Drive” by R.E.M. could be either, or may be both.  Released in 1992 off of the Automatic for the People album, the song leads off in the first verse using the term “Bushwhacked”.  That’s why some people think it might be aimed at Poppy Bush.  Doesn’t make…

Friday Nineties – Ace of Bass? More like Ace of Hitler!

Remember Ace of Bass?  Well now that the G.O.P. (and some Democrats)  are turning us all into Fascist Nazis, it seems like it is a good time to point out a couple creepy Nazi things associated with the Swedish pop band.  And the first one is right there in the banner.  Ulf Ekkberg, the only one…

Friday Nineties – Unforgiven

Some of you may remember Clint Eastwood as the crazy old man from the 2012 Republican Convention.  Some of you might think of him as Dirty Harry.  Maybe the Man with No Name from The Good the Bad and the Ugly is your fave image of Clint.  But not me.  Mine is a toss up…