Or do they? In this installment of "Stuff We Listened To", I look at The Cure's mega-hit album, "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" and the scorn it receives for not being gloomy enough.
I'm a lucky man to count on both hands the shows I've seen. Some folks they been once, yeah, others have never been. A look back at some phenomenal experiences.
Sometimes, all it takes is being there. Of course, getting there could be far more difficult than anyone anticipated. Part one of my Pearl Jam concert series.
Well, he might, when he's not trying to perform. And when the quarters aren't being chucked at his face. Part two of my Pearl Jam concert series.
In this installment of "Stuff We Listened To", we look at Queensrÿche's last hit album, Empire, and discuss whether it's as timeless as I remember. Also, what the heck is Queensrÿche?
What's better than going on a trip? Reading about someone else's! Come join my wife and I on our honeymoon as we adventure through northern California by way of scenic Detroit!
The Honeymoon's about to begin, so forget packing, let's play some trivia. Good idea… Well, not really, but Sarah threw out all of the food in the fridge, so we had to do something for dinner.
Milkshakes in Baltimore, rental car drama in Detroit, and hockey in Ann Arbor. Everything the first day of a vacation needs!
An early morning wake-up, two flights, and a bus ride, and we're finally in San Francisco! Now what? I know, let's visit a terrible neighborhood!
Today we embrace that we're tourists. Oh, and I have an awkward interaction with a hero of mine (I think).
It's back to the Embarcadero, and beyond, as we explore a notorious place that I hope to never see again. Oh, and Alcatraz.
On our last day in San Francisco before heading to Sonoma, we learn that you get what you pay for, and visit a palace!
Today we prove that while the roads might be terrifying, traversing the mountains of Marin County is far easier by car than by foot. Not that anyone thought otherwise. And, last of the Bridge pics!
What's better than sipping wine while sitting in an adirondack chair overlooking the rolling hills of Sonoma Valley? Not much. Not much at all.
What happened before the honeymoon? In honor of Pride and the anniversary of nationwide marriage equality, I've decided to (finally) share our ceremony. (Photo: Sharon T. Simpson)
We're back on the wine trail, hitting up four pretty cool wineries (and one complete dud) on our way to another fantastic dinner.
Trekking from Cloverdale to Monterey is the longest drive of the trip. So, we decided to break it up. With hockey, of course!
A winding drive along the coastline gives us some of the most ethereal sights of the trip.
So, you can walk like a penguin. Can you frolic like a sea otter? Problem-solve like an octopus? School like a shimmering, graceful sardine? Me neither. To the aquarium!
An album I underrated at the time begets a show that I underrated over time. Turns out, both are great. Part three of my Pearl Jam concert series.
As the trip comes to a close, I soak in the water, and we soak in the atmosphere. Also, more otters!
The trip comes to an end, but there's more adventure on the horizon.
I finally join the Ten Club and get great seats (relatively) to what will turn out to be just part of an epic experience, but will I realize it before it's too late?
An amazing night from an amazing band, featuring rarities, hits, guest appearances, covers, and my all-time favorite Pearl Jam song.