Author Archives: Amanda,

So...I love music. It's my outlet..my muse...and sometimes my sanity. I spent my formative teen years rocking out to Nirvana, NIN, Green Day {Dookie album}, Sublime, and Weezer with some Pixies, Misfits, and Rancid thrown in to make a nice well-rounded music selection. When I met my husband as a freshman in college I added Deftones, System of a Down, Snot, Sevendust, and Powerman 5000. As I grew older {and dare I say wiser?} my tastes also grew to include Less Than Jake, Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies, Primer55, Garbage and so, so many more. I love "discovering" new music and getting lost in the Good Vibrations. I've spent a lot of my life lost in the words of a good song, music is cathartic and can evoke memories and emotions we've forgotten. I'm a mom of two amazing girls (3 & 7) and am the wifey to a music-loving PC tech. We spend our extra money on concerts {I got the hubby Weezer tickets for Father's Day} and have instilled a love of music in our children. During the day I rock out while manning the "Community Manager" position and the Mommy title and by night I jam {with earbuds} while blogging my heart out about what matters most to me.

Cage the Elephant Restores My Hope for Rock

Have you heard Cage the Elephant yet? If not, then run…don’t walk to your nearest computer and buy their self-titled debut album. Packed with 11 rockin’ tunes that have as many different sounds as they do names, Cage the Elephant captured my interest quickly and held it the entire album. Raised in Bowling Green, the…

OK Go’s Latest Video Goes to the Dogs

OK Go’s flashy newest video for “White Knuckles” is already a YouTube sensation after just one day, and for good reason: it’s gone to the dogs! With their signature beats and flashy humorous style, OK Go gives their fans what they’ve come to expect; up-tempo songs with catchy lyrics…oh, and videos that make you laugh…

Where is the Rock Music at MTV’s Video Music Awards?

Am I the only one not looking forward to the MTV Video ‘Music’ Awards? I mean it seems to me, year after year MTV becomes less “Music Television” and more…well, I don’t know…Crap Television. For instance, this year at the MTV Video Music Awards the cast of Jersey Shore is the main attraction. Now I’m…