Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tonic – Sugar

So I think I’ve gonna talk about music some more on this blog. The above album (released in 1999) was in my CD player a lot in high school. Tonic is in general a really solid, underrated band–most people probably only remember the 1997 hit “If You Could Only See“, maybe not even that one for the younguns! Anyway, they rock hard but are also very melodic, and their lyrics are certainly not run-of-the-mill. Sugar and their first release, Lemon Parade, were among the many albums which were regrettably lost when someone stole almost all my CDs out of my car during my sophomore year of college. I just downloaded the track “Knock Down Walls” a few days ago, it’s a highlight of the album as an aggressive yet very catchy tune. You can’t go wrong with the first four tracks (the others are “Future Says Run”, “You Wanted More” and “Mean to Me”, with the latter two seeing some commercial success), but as I remember the rest of the record doesn’t disappoint either.

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Pour out some hope for me

I’ve spent much of the past several hours watching tennis. Now, if it were up to me, would be a nice time to get some sleep (I did nap for a while yesterday evening). Too bad I have class from 8-5…

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First post, second try

First, something I happened across earlier today, one of a string of tennis-related videos (inspired by the Australian Open, of course):

Andy Murray street magic

Seems clear that Andy : tennis :: Brodie Smith : ultimate! (ok, maybe Andy has to add to his trick-shot body of work to be mentioned with Brodie.)

Anyway, I’m not sure livejournal has aged very well in the almost 7 years I’ve been using it, so why not give something else a shot. I know at least a few people who are or have been wordpress users, despite the fact that the site just told it couldn’t find any of my facebook friends on here. Eh, not a show-stopper.

I think I’ll be writing more about music in this blog, though I’ll be honest and not tell myself or anyone else that it won’t sometimes include periodic ramblings in which I use a lot of words to say very little! Anyway, to all those who make their way here, thanks for reading and I welcome your feedback.

HB

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