#RocktoberMusicFest ♪ “Again” – Flyleaf

“All Around Me” was the first song from Flyleaf I heard on the radio that captured my attention and led me to becoming a huge fan of this band. “Sorrow” will always be my favorite song of theirs forever. It’s one that I can listen to and never get tired of hearing, because the lyricsContinue reading “#RocktoberMusicFest ♪ “Again” – Flyleaf”

#RocktoberMusicfest ♫ “Comfortable Liar” & “Brainiac” – Chevelle

“The Red” was the hit single that turned me onto Chevelle back in my early-to-mid 20’s and I still love them. I had a hard time choosing which of their songs I wanted to highlight, because like most bands who’ve been around for awhile, their sound has gone through some changes. Luckily, Chevelle‘s one ofContinue reading “#RocktoberMusicfest ♫ “Comfortable Liar” & “Brainiac” – Chevelle”

#RocktoberMusicFest ♪ “Warm Machine” – Bush

I was in my early teens when Grunge took over the music industry. Local bands like Nirvana and Pearl Jam (yeah, they’re from my neck of the woods) lit up the airwaves and inspired countless bands to follow. Even so, the genre of grunge just didn’t have the power to suck me in to theContinue reading “#RocktoberMusicFest ♪ “Warm Machine” – Bush”

#RocktoberMusicFest ♪ “Rooster” – Alice In Chains

Somewhere along the evolution of my musical life, when I was supposed to be moving away from my parents’ influence and discovering my own bands, songs and tastes, my mom pulled a 180, embraced her inner rocker and introduced ME to Alice In Chains in the early 90’s; not the the other way around. It was awesome!Continue reading “#RocktoberMusicFest ♪ “Rooster” – Alice In Chains”

#RocktoberMusicFest ♪ “Nothing Else Matters” – Metallica

I usually say I’m the daughter of a musician, because my dad can play different instruments – BUT – first and foremost, I’m the daughter of a guitarist. Acoustic, electric, steel, ukulele, banjo, dad can jam on just about anything with strings. You have to watch him at family BBQ’s, though. This is where heContinue reading “#RocktoberMusicFest ♪ “Nothing Else Matters” – Metallica”

#RocktoberMusicfest ♫ “You Could Be Mine” – Guns N’ Roses

I went through the same phase all kids eventually do, where I started listening to newer rock bands that my parents weren’t necessarily fans of; Beastie Boys, Twisted Sister, Mötley Crüe, etc.. Guns N’ Roses had enough mellow songs like “Patience”, “Sweet Child of Mine” and of course their remake of Dylan’s “Knocking on Heaven’sContinue reading “#RocktoberMusicfest ♫ “You Could Be Mine” – Guns N’ Roses”

#RocktoberMusicfest ♪ “Animal” – Def Leppard

I’m not sure why this memory has always stuck with me, but I clearly remember when my mom pointed out to me that Rick Allen, the drummer for Def Leppard, only had one arm. I think it was one of those parenting moments where she was trying to instill in me the virtue of neverContinue reading “#RocktoberMusicfest ♪ “Animal” – Def Leppard”

#RocktoberMusicfest ♫ “Separate Ways” – Journey

First concert I ever went to. No joke. It was amazeballs. I didn’t have to wonder about any hot rods, my mom definitely had a major crush on Steve Perry and he was possibly my very first “star” crush, as well. Out of all the songs I could have picked, I chose “Separate Ways”, becauseContinue reading “#RocktoberMusicfest ♫ “Separate Ways” – Journey”

#RocktoberMusicfest ♫ “Legs” – ZZ Top

My mom still has all of our old vinyl records, plus my grandma’s. I know we used to listen to ZZ Top on the turntable, but can’t recall if my mom became a fan before or after the creation of the musical broadcasting marvel, MTV. Man, that was a definite highlight of the 80’s. IContinue reading “#RocktoberMusicfest ♫ “Legs” – ZZ Top”

#RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Life in the Fast Lane” – The Eagles

I don’t have just one memory in particular attached to the Eagles, it seems they were always playing right along with Who or Floyd or Mac on one of the car or house radios. And actually, my all time favorite song by them is “New Kid in Town”, I just remember the first time IContinue reading “#RocktoberMusicFest ♫ “Life in the Fast Lane” – The Eagles”