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Coming of age musically with Blue Oyster Cult while in Catholic school

Coming of age musically with Blue Oyster Cult while in Catholic school

My Mom loved rock music of all sorts. So when I came of age (musically speaking) and found a song and band I loved, it didn’t matter that the band had a satanic cult reputation and I was going to a Catholic school. If I liked Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult, that was just fine with Mom. She gave me the LP as a gift. No criticism or hesitation. “Just don’t make a big thing of it to the nuns, and you’ll be fine.”

I loved my Mom  8^)

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Renegades ~ by X Ambassadors ~ Jeep Commercial

Renegades ~ by X Ambassadors ~ Jeep Commercial

Yet again, my music taste is expanded by music used in a commercial. As Apple did for Feist’s “1,2,3,4”, Jeep does for the X Ambassadors’ “Renegades.” I simply can’t get the melody out of my head, nor the message out of my soul.

We all need to be Renegades at some point in our lives. It’s never too late, and the rewards are adventure, conflict, growth, and change—to name just a few. 

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Fuck “handicaps” ~ Drummer wanted ~ Dean Zimmer answers the call

Fuck “handicaps” ~ Drummer wanted ~ Dean Zimmer answers the call

Dean Zimmer plays the drums extremely well
Dean Zimmer plays the drums extremely well

Apologies for the NSFW language used in this post. If you read it, you’ll see it’s not gratuitous; it’s appropriate for the context. Leave me a nasty comment if you don’t agree. ~BZ

Dean Zimmer found a “Drummer Wanted” ad and decided to try out for the spot. Unfortunately, Zimmer has arthrogryposis, a condition that severely restricts joint movement in his legs and arms. As a result, Zimmer doesn’t look like he could hold the drumsticks, let alone strike out a beat. Boy are looks deceiving

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Amanda Palmer ~ The art of asking ~ TED talk

Amanda Palmer ~ The art of asking ~ TED talk

Amanda Palmer ~ Photo by Dustin Diaz @flicker
Amanda Palmer ~ Photo by Dustin Diaz @flicker

Amanda Palmer gave a TED talk in early 2013 that kinda blew me away. As it started, I was a bit put off or threatened by this bold woman—such are my insecurities. But as I listened, I immediately began to respect this artist, this thinking, feeling, connecting human being. By the end of her talk, I may have even fallen a little in love 🙂 

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