Posts Tagged ‘Nebraska’


Happy Friday music blog readers! I was strolling the halls of my old elementary school the day and say this school picture from 1986/87. That is my brother CJ in kindergarten (left, blue hang-loose shirt). I thought the picture was so funny, He has a daughter named Charlotte and they smile pretty much exactly the same. Weird how that works eh?

Let’s start with a fun sunny Friday banger from The Chainsmokers. “Good Intentions” is the cut.

Email from the band says, “So for us, the song is all about people who set out with the best intentions but end up with with the short end of the stick. The wonderful BullySongs from the UK wrote the topline explained to us that this song is all about those times that say to your lady or moms, ‘I am just running to the store, Ill be back in an hour, and end up back at 5am…’ and that idea really resonated with us as trouble makers with hearts of gold…

So this song is dedicated to all the screw ups, all the ppl out their who set out meaning well but somehow always end up messing it all up. Whether your doing somehting illegal to make ends meet or botching a trust fall… But Its an idea that hits close to home for everyone at some point…”


Victoria producer Pigeon Hole remixes the Beastie Boys’ 80s jammer “Girls.”

And finally something a little more chill… UK producer named after an American agri-state. Nebraska.

Back on the Island this weekend to see my kids and DJ a couple weddings.

Go with yourself.

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It was a weekend of rock & roll for this Island dwelling disc jockey.  It began Friday night with living legend Chris Cornell.

Cornell is the frontman for Seattle rockers Soundgarden.  Later he would front Audioslave and he has also released numerous solo-projects and lent his vocals to Temple of the Dog.

At the end of April, Chris Cornell performed a magical collection of songs at the sold-out Royal Theatre. He played a set that featured a diverse range of hits from his bands, solo creations and covers.

My brother CJ had the ear for the covers and picked them all out.  The one that struck a chord with me the most was his take on Bruce Springsteen‘s 1982 song, “State Trooper.”  You’ll find that song as cut 1, side 2 off the record Nebraska.

Bruce Springsteen – “State Trooper”

The stripped down, ghostly, folky Boss original is of course a classic… but when Chris Cornell launched into it live at the theatre; he injected it with a much needed shot of anger and desperation.  As he yelped “Please don’t stop me…” wow.

I am not sure what exactly the original is about.  I think CJ told me it might about being drunk-driving and getting pulled over.  But I think it is more about someone needing to get somewhere quickly and the last thing they need right now is some agent of the government getting all righteous and holding them up.

Go with yourself.

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