Nancy’s profile state that she was a “curvy” woman.
In dating app speak, that meant she was a larger girl. As I mentioned in Episode 1, that stuff didn’t really matter. I was beginning to date, and I was really looking for a connection. Besides, my in-app chatting with Nancy had been fun. She sounded like she had a great sense of humor, and I laughed a lot as we went back and forth as we connected over pinball.
I threw a playful gauntlet down by challenging her to a game. …
Chicago-based independent label, Bloodshot Records, is peerless when it comes to having some of the best independent artists.
Rookie — a roots-rock band that is the perfect soundtrack for casual Frisbee lovers …and for hotboxing in your car just beforehand — is one of those artists.
Imagine if Richard Linklater’s brilliant ode to 1970s suburbia, Dazed and Confused wasn’t a movie, but an actual sound …that’s what Rookie sounds like.
The Chicago sextet’s debut album is …wait for it …alright, alright, alright.
Rookie blends historical rock in the same way a Jackson Pollack painting blends colors. …
Maya seemed cool enough.
I was dipping my toes in the dating water, so I wasn’t asking for much. She was within my age demo, had some tattoos, an advanced degree, and liked music. That was enough to start.
Her pictures didn’t portray her as drop-dead gorgeous, but she was far from unattractive. The fact was I had been with all kinds of women in my dating life, and at this point, I was looking for a connection. Any type of connection. Sure looks mattered to me, but they weren’t that much of a priority.
So Maya wasn’t drop-dead gorgeous…
WAKE THE KIDS, PHONE THE NEIGHBORS!
This Sunday, May 2 at 7pm ET join us all for the inaugural Album of the Month Club.
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NOTE: This will be audio. Feel free to use your video, but it’s not necessary.
So fellow Riff community folks, come join us for the ultimate riff-master Edward Van Halen. On this inaugural episode, we’ll discuss the mighty VH’s third album, Women and Children First.
This idea came to me from a friend of a friend. I’m certain there are plenty of these but why not create one here for us on The Riff?
The idea is this:
Now, everyone is well aware of who Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven, Miami Steve Van Zandt) is.
Thanks to his decades-long career in music, serving as rabble-rousing counterpart to Bruce Springsteen’s “The Boss” in The E Street Band, and of course, as Tony Soprano’s consigliere, Silvio Dante’, from HBO’s iconic The Sopranos. He may not be a household name, but he is a recognizable face.
It’s worth noting that Little Steven also: