Category Archives: Music

The Golden Boys Playlist

My life has a soundtrack. Although I have nearly zero musical ability, I am an avid music listener and concert goer. In my head, many of my happiest memories in life are attached  to the songs that were playing when the memory occurred. It’s never been a conscious effort on my part to pair memories with music,  it just happens. It’s a wonderful time machine. I hear a song on the radio and suddenly my imagination takes me  somewhere years ago with my friends. On my own, I’m all about modern alternative rock, but when I’m with The Golden Boys we hop in the Way Back Machine and fire up the songs from our youth. My life-long friends and I are together this weekend and when we’re together music is always on in the background. Here is The Golden Boys playlist:

Crazy Train: Ozzy Osbourne

Back in Black: AC/DC

Fantasy: Aldo Nova

Your Love: The Outfield

Just Between You and Me: April Wine

Fight For Your Right To Party: The Beastie Boys

The Safety Dance: Men Without Hats

Don’t Fear The Reaper: Blue Oyster Cult

The Stroke: Billy Squier

Sunglasses At Night: Corey Hart

One Thing Leads To Another: The Fixx

I Want You To Want Me: Cheap Trick

Come On Eileen: Dexy’s Midnight Runners

Jukebox Hero: Foreigner

Simple Man: Lynyrd Skynrd

If you have a cell phone and go out to bars occasionally you should get the TouchTunes app. For a very small fee the app lets you choose the music for the jukebox in whatever bar that has it. Whenever The Golden Boys go out, we are happy to pay to have our music played all night long. If you enjoyed this post, you might also enjoy my novel White Picket Prisons, available on Amazon in paperback or e-book. So what songs are on the playlist of your life?

Have a great Sunday! ~Phil

Music Monday! Just Breathe By Liam Taylor

Have a great Monday! ~Phil

Music Monday! The Best Musician Ever

A new song by my 19 year old son. He did every instrument, every note, all vocals and produced it himself. It’s got an alternative, club vibe to it. It starts with a slow build and then gets rolling. Enjoy!

Have a great Monday! ~Phil

Music Monday! Paramore covering Drake?

Here it is from the BBC Radio’s Live Lounge!

Enjoy and have a great Monday! ~Phil

Music Monday! The Killers

Who knew The Killers were still making new music? Here’s their first new song in five years.

Have a great Monday! ~Phil

Music Monday! Ben Howard from the Live Lounge: Call Me Maybe

Definitely a different take on the pop classic from 5 years ago. I love the Live Lounge from BBC radio. Their YouTube archives are full of classic, quirky covers like this.

Have a great Monday! ~Phil

Music Monday! Weezer: Feels Like Summer

Yes, Weezer, the elder statesmen of alternative rock are still around making good music. They’ve been around for 25 years now. Here’s their latest appropriately titled song, Feels Like Summer.

Have a great Monday! ~Phil