Beer and Music. Let’s have a good time.
This past weekend my housemate Shane turned 26 and as a result we threw him the most ring poppy, most gushered, squeez-it filled 90’s style birthday party to commemorate his glory days. As such we rocked a 90’s playlist as detailed last week, had plenty of 90’s style treats… Lunchables aren’t as great as I remembered them being. So this week we posed a trip down memory lane to our PorchDrinking Staff about what their favorite memories were of the 90s!
It’s been said before, but this summer I went to a lot of concerts. Honestly I’m not repeating this for the sake of boasting about all of the sick shows I saw. OK maybe just a tad. More so the purpose of this summer concert playlist is to highlight the amazing shows that I hope you also get the opportunity to see to see in the near future. I’ve actually recently encountered a few people aren’t entirely into seeing live music and there have been times when I could sympathize. But if there was any major take away from this summer’s musical binge, it would be that live music has the capacity to change your entire perception of a band and in some cases change your life in general. So for this week’s PorchDrinking Playlist I bring you a few samples from the shows that I attended. On the whole I chose the best songs performed during the show, and in some cases those might not be the most popular or most well known tracks so hopefully they’ll add become a pleasant new addition to your listening catalog.
When I was younger, I used to hate cover songs. Who were these hacks thinking they could just steal credit for the brilliant song writing of a trailblazing artist? Why did the general public not notice that John Mayer, who sounds like Adam Sandler’s Little Nicky, ripped off Joni Mitchell’s Paved Paradise, or that Alien Ant Farm tarnished the legend that is Michael Jackson. High school was an angsty time for me as was most people, but at least music was a good reason for that angst. But soon I discovered that not all covers should be viewed with such disdain. In fact most of these serve more as tributes, and for a cover to truly succeed, it has to be poignantly different from the original. And so I bring you the best cover songs that were able to convey just that.
This installment of the PorchDrinking Playlist was inspired by the Olympics closing ceremony—specifically, the Spice Girls’ performance. When they came out, the 90’s child inside me went like this:
Here are some of my favorite 90’s songs. We …
* Editor’s Note: The PorchDrinking Playlist will feature weekly post to help aid in your porch drinking sessions. Some like the one today, will be themed toward specific genres.
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Today we introduce our new weekly installment to the site: The PorchDrinking Playlist. This recurring post will feature a playlist to help aid in your porch drinking sessions. Some will be themed toward specific genres, but each month I’ll present …