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Easter Memories

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As a little kid in a house that was pretty religious and also did the non-religious stuff like hiding the Easter basket for me and my 2 older brothers to find, it was always something to look forward to on Easter Sundays.  Mind you, my brothers are 6 and 8 years older than I am and I can remember their indifference to the whole thing.  But being a little kid, I was into it.

I remember an Easter conversation I was having with my Dad around 95 or 96, not long before he died.  I asked why it always seemed like my basket was hidden under the kitchen sink with all the cleaners and poisons and stuff.  My Dad was awesome and gave me a hilarious response that I will never forget.

He said, “Aw damn, son.  Your mother was the one trying to kill you, not me.”  If you knew my Dad, this was a pretty fitting quote.  That guy was awesome and I still miss him every day.  He always loved Easter and pretty much life in general.

Happy Easter everyone.  Whether you’re a believer or not, hope it’s a good day for you.

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April 24, 2011 at 9:05 am

This is where it all began…

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This is the album that first got me interested in hard rock/heavy metal…when I was 5!

I remember my brother bringing this home on vinyl in 1975 and he let me look at it for a little bit. I’m pretty sure he borrowed it from TR or Scotty from across the street. I know he didn’t buy it as money was always pretty tight. I asked him why they looked liked clowns all dressed up. I think he said something like, “Just shut up and listen to it.” So i did.

Wow. What was this? I never heard anything like this on AM radio. I was hooked. Of course at that age I didn’t understand much of what they were talking about but I loved it. Learned every word as best as I could.

While this isn’t anywhere near my favorite KISS album, it is definitely the one that made me a hard rocker. My faves on here include Room Service, Rock Bottom, She and C’mon and Love Me. I never did like Rock And Roll All Night. Blech!

So there it is. Blame KISS.

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September 9, 2008 at 1:07 pm