Category Archives: alternative rock

Monday Melody: “Somethings Always Wrong” (Toad the Wet Sprocket)

The ’90s holds a special place in my heart and of all the decades, I like the music of that decade the best–even though technically I was a little too old for it.   ’90s music seems the most versatile … Continue reading

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“Glycerine”– new music video my son made.

Here’s my son’s latest music video–“Glycerine” by Bush (he was only three when this song was released in 1994). I love this song and this is an interesting interpretation. You can view his other music videos in this post: https://luckyottershaven.com/2015/02/07/2-music-videos-my-son-made/

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12 more songs about narcissists–part 2!

Due to the enormous popularity of my previous articles about this topic (both of which now appear at the top of page one of Google–thanks everyone for making these so popular!), I’m adding 12 more songs about narcissism. Music and … Continue reading

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Listen to one of my favorite 90s songs.

I posted about this song before in this post about 1990s nostalgia. I’m posting it again because it’s another song that’s been very inspirational to me in my journey and always reminds me to appreciate the moment, the day I … Continue reading

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Three great R.E.M. songs

“Monster” is my favorite REM album (they’re all great though). I still play these three songs all the time in my car.

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How is this band still unsigned?

This song, released by the brother-sister duo Galt Aureus on their album “Citadels” (2009) is hauntingly beautiful. I can’t believe they’re still unsigned by any label. Enjoy! Our Own Versailles Lyrics If floods will come all our lives, just climb … Continue reading

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“Something’s Always Wrong”

We are lucky here in Asheville, NC to have a radio station 98.1 (The River), whose slogan is “Different is Good.” They play a mix of alternative, indie pop and rock songs from the 1980s to today, and they also … Continue reading

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4 more songs about narcissists

As a music lover, I’ve noticed a lot of popular songs are about narcissism. Here are 4 more I’m adding today. 1. You’re So Vain/Carly Simon This was a huge radio hit in 1972. Simon wrote this song about Warren … Continue reading

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Post #99: Blast from the past

Even though I came of age in the late 1970s and am not a member of Gen-X (although I’m pretty close), I actually prefer the music of the 1980s and 1990s. The 1990s in particular had groundbreaking, exciting music that … Continue reading

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Sarah McLachlan: Building a Mystery

Music is one my passions. Even during my deepest depressions, I remained responsive to music, even though I shut myself off to just about everything else. This is one of those times art ties right into the dark subject of … Continue reading

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