Photographic Memories

I’ve loved taking photos since I was a teenager. I’m fairly certain that the pink Le Clic disc camera was my first camera.               I was looking through some old photos recently and was reminded that I haven’t printed any photos since 2008, besides the occasional photo book of […]

4, 3, 2, 1

My third favorite band is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. I discovered these guys on December 31, 2000, when they opened for Barenaked Ladies in Boston. I had been a Boston resident for a year and a half, so to me, Guster is synonymous with my entire life in Boston….i.e., my early 20s to […]

October and the Trees Are Stripped Bare

Well, my two other most favorite bands are celebrating anniversaries this year, so let’s give them some love, too. U2 just celebrated 40 years as a band. 40 years! Not many bands can claim this milestone. I was late to the U2 game. I remember hearing their early hits on the Top 40 countdown, but […]

Requiem for R.E.M.

I was a Casey Kasem top 40 kid in my early teens. I fully own my former obsession with New Kids on the Block. I was not alone, OK? And then a shift happened in 1991, when I discovered R.E.M. It’s oddly fitting that R.E.M. is celebrating the 25th anniversary of Out of Time (the […]

People Say We Monkey Around

I watched a lot of TV when I was growing up. Back when sitcoms ruled the day. I remember doing plenty of other things, too: reading, playing outside, playing dress-up, playing with dolls, doing more reading, listening to Casey Kasem’s Top 40. But somehow there was still plenty of time for sitting in front of […]