A return to our weekly pop culture recap with @brucecookhere
A long time ago, on a shoreline far far away there lived a boy who liked nothing more than rifling through his parents’ record collections, putting the headphones on, and disappearing to a place even further away. Particular favorites included: ‘Sgt. Pepper’s,’ ‘Apostrophe,’ ‘Cruisin’ With Ruben and the Jets,’ and ‘Out Of The Blue.’
The first album I ever owned was K-tels ‘Disco Nights’ compilation. Grandmas are ...
I last was in touch with this dude in about 1998 or 1999. He was involved with a band in the Bay area back then. I believe they were called the Last Americans. But I'd known him off and on since about 4-years old before then. Anyway, he's obviously done a great job chasing his dreams, and I couldn't be happier to see him doing something with his platform. War West Michigan! War James Michael.
Now that even the tail end of the decade is almost 10 years ago, I decided it was time to weigh in on this very important topic. Important?, you ask. Why yes. Because at least one version of mainstream rock musical history goes like this: the Dinosaurs, Punk, 4 days of Power Pop, Hair Metal (during which Motley Crue was the biggest band on the planet for all of about 6 minutes, before getting knocked off by Guns n' Roses), Grunge.
And then nothing.....Sure, the occasional song appears. Bu...