This past week was the first of the Spring Quarter. Around here that means it’s time to lock it down and kick it into overdrive. In other words, work hard, stay busy, hold on and don’t let go. Ten more weeks until daylight. They say life gives you as much as you can handle. I’m not sure if this is true. Some days I believe it, other days I want to punch that sentiment to the ground. The truth is – sometimes life itself is more like a test than a gift. Some days are better than others, that’s for sure. It’s times like these when you sharpen your blades in order to cut through, move forward and move beyond. Nothing dull about it. Survive and advance. Tenacity rules.
Many times in recent memory, the stress of life made me determine it was an Alice In Chains kind of night in the soundtrack of my life. This band continues to make beautifully dark music years after the death and departure of two original members. Choosing what songs to play proved difficult. I went with a song each from their first three full length releases and a single found on a best of collection. I also was happy to expand this into a Compare/Contrast by playing other Alice In Chains related groups like Mad Season and songs from Jerry Cantrell.
Lots of great new music played tonight as well. If you what you see/hear, keep listening while you tell every rock & roll fan you know. Thanks.
Here’s the playlist.
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Daddy’s In The Doldrums – The Secret Machines
Zodiac Sign – Imperial Drag
Good Fortune – PJ Harvey
Pauline Hawkins – Drive-By Truckers
Can’t Say No – Sweet Water
Tones Of Home – Blind Melon
How Can A Man With So Many Friends Feel So Alone – Eagles Of Death Metal
Flashback – The Twilight Singers (featuring Mark Lanegan)
Mary Mountain – Quilt
Depot – Psychic Ills
On The Run – Sultan Bathery
Blood Drive – ASG
Witch And The Star – Lions
Anysound – The Vines
Two-Timing Touch And Broken Bones – The Hives
Rhode Island Freakout – Kinski
A Little Bitter – Alice In Chains
X-Ray Mind – Mad Season
Dickeye – Jerry Cantrell
Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2) – Class Of ’99
Cut You In – Jerry Cantrell
Sunshine – Alice In Chains
Gone – Jerry Cantrell
Angry Chair – Alice In Chains
Again – Alice In Chains