The Pedone Factor

Music

I come from a rich music background. Well, I should say a music-rich background. While there were always instruments around The Factor household, from our upright piano, to the various guitars to flutes to saxophones, no one in my family ever exhibited talent beyond high school band. Whatever our skills at playing it, my family has always loved music. Back when I was a young’n, there was no Kid’s Bop, no Nanny G, no Yanni. Okay, Nanny G is a fictional character from Cheers. And, okay, Yanni was probably around then, but that’s my point – we didn’t listen to that stuff. The closest my parents ever cane to listening to “kid’s” music with me was… Cindy Lauper, I guess? We listened to Dire Straits and Pink Floyd (the laughter on “Money” creeped me out as a kid, but I loved that bass line). My first tapes were Quiet Riot’s Metal Health and Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry. It helps that my two siblings are 5 and 7 years older than me. I’m not big on 80s nostalgia (there was so much good music in the 80s, why do we focus only on the crap that was played on the radio?), but I still get warm fuzzies hearing Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield”.

I may not be the most knowledgeable about things like keys and modes and music theory, but I have listened to a lot of music in my life. This section will be all about my experiences at live shows, album reviews, my own questionable attempts at crafting music, and just music in general.

My Personal Pearl Jam Chronology

 Introduction

 How I Saved Pearl Jam (Hartford, 10.02.96)

 Eddie Doesn't Play Quarters (Mansfield, 09.16.98)

 Snobbery and a Dancing Cow (Mansfield, 08.29.00)

 Let The Experiment Begin (Mansfield, 07.02.03)

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Stuff We Listened To

 Introduction

 The Cure - Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)

 Queensrÿche - Empire (1990)

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