October 2015

Melon Collie turns 20…

October 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

20 Years ago… One of the most prolific albums, a soundtrack to my life personally, was released by Virgin records on this day.  10/23/1995.  What an album and what a year.  For me, this album said everything about myself and my generation at the same time.  Personally, this album was right were I was mentally at the time– raging, yet eternally all over the place, happy, depressed, sad, swarmed by people, lonely, everything.  That summer was the last summer I would work in Yellowstone park, bleeding into the late fall, the summer of a complete breakdown of several relationships, I was literally travelling between Seattle, Yellowstone and Buffalo trying to figure out where I really was going to live, how I was going to end up– I was 23, headed to 24 and I was a mess.  It was time to grow up or not– but I needed to figure out where next was.  I was so old, right? The album itself was a much different take on what was the Pumpkins […]

Heavy on my mind…

October 6, 2015 // 1 Comment

I felt the same way that Obama did when he gave the speech this past week– here was our president again, saying how senseless the violence is, how it should be different.. and then he gives the examples that we all know– we have a congress that is split and because of that split, nothing gets accomplished.  This country doesn’t get to move forward, we stay in the same place, neutral.  Neutral isn’t safe, its not progressive and its not liberal, its status quo and status quo is killing people– its killing people in daily gun shootings, its killing people in mass shootings, its killing small children.  It’s not something anyone wants to talk about.  I don’t want to be blogging about it right now, but I am going to because I can’t stop thinking about it. I don’t live in violent America.  I have fired a gun four times in my life.  If I don’t ever do again, I am totally fine with it.  Guns are not necessary is any format, […]