Tag Archives: alternative rock

RIP Chris Cornell.

I was shocked and saddened to learn that Chris Cornell died early this morning.  The cause of death was suicide.  He was 52 years old. Chris Cornell was the frontman for the ’90s grunge-rock band Soundgarden, and later for Audioslave. … Continue reading

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Video Killed The Radio Star (The Buggles)

I played this one-hit-wonder nonstop when it came out in 1979.   It was definitely ahead of its time, setting the stage for the sounds of the ’80s and the MTV age.

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Good People (Jack Johnson)

This 2005 song couldn’t be more timely.  

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Monday Melody: If I Had a Million Dollars (Bare Naked Ladies)

I heard this this morning and I just can’t help smiling every time I hear it.  So cute and witty, even if it’s just stoner rock.

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Monday Melody: Everybody Hurts (REM)

I haven’t posted any new Monday Melodies in a while, but this one was suggested to me, and is not only a great song (released in 1993), I think all of us can relate to it.    REM is one … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Beautiful Day (U2)

I’m featuring this song a second time, because it has special meaning for me today and the message — that beauty and grace can still be found even when everything has been lost — is profound and so important, especially … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Shine (Collective Soul)

“Shine” is one of those ’90s songs that sounds positively dated by today’s standards, but this is not a bad thing, not at all.    The feel of the song, technically classified as post-grunge (even though it came out in … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day)

I’m posting this on a Sunday because I feel like it and it’s close enough to Monday anyway. “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” was a huge 2005 comeback hit by the alternative/pop-punk band Green Day after several years of being out … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

I was going to post a different (more recent) song for this week, but my DS, who will be 25 this year, just reminded me that this iconic song is as old as he is. It still sounds as great … Continue reading

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Monday Melody: Pretty Pimpin’ (Kurt Vile)

The Monday Melodies are intended to pay homage to songs I like from the past, but I’d like to make an exception this week and include a new song. Lately I’ve been hearing some good and interesting indie rock and … Continue reading

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