Last night was a trip back to 1994 as I went to see a band that I never thought I would see as the legendary Cain’s Ballroom in Tulsa presented Jawbreaker.
10 years ago….
1990. It was the year that gave us the U.S. invasion of Panama, the merger that became Time Warner, the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Windows 3.0, Universal Studios in Florida, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Gulf War.
1990 was also the year that I graduated high school. Music was as much a part of my life than as it is now and a lot of great music was released that year. Of course, there was a lot of horrible music that was released that year as well.
The brain child of singer/songwriter Aree Ogir, Aree and the Pure Heart was put together in 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Described as drunken streetlight poetry, Aree and the Pure Heart is part rock-n-roll and part punk but all passion. Oklahoma Lefty said of them that “…there is such power and purpose in these songs that it reminds you of how cathartic and transcendent rock ‘n’ roll can truly be.”
Recently, I had a chance to talk to Aree about the new record, living in Atlanta and more. Here is that conversation:
I’ve missed a few of these but I’ll try and keep up.
Here is my haul from last night’s trip to @NewWorldComics
Fantastic Four #6
Man Without Fear #3
Amazing Spider-Man #13
Detective Comics #996
The Batman Who Laughs #2
— Steve aka Otter (@otter272) January 17, 2019
I didn’t listen to very many podcasts this year but my top 5 would have to be:
— 🏴 Steve aka Otter 🏴 (@otter272) December 31, 2018
You can listen to these podcasts yourself at the following links!
There were quite a few good movies that hit the theaters in 2018. Unfortunately, I was not able to see all of the movies that I wanted to see that were released this year. Aquaman, for example, I have not gotten around to watching. Probably won’t happen this year.
This is a list of my top 10 favorite movies of the year.
Comic book day was on December 26 but I missed my regularly scheduled trip. These are what I picked up on Thursday.
Missed my regularly scheduled Wednesday evening trip to @NewWorldComics yesterday so I made the trip today.
Fantastic Four #5
Detective Comics #994
Batman Beyond #20
— 🏴 Steve aka Otter 🏴 (@otter272) December 28, 2018
My buddy Dave did a favorite concerts list as part of his Top Albums of the Year list recently which made me re-think my own list (mostly because I had forgotten when some of the concerts that I went to had occurred).
So here is my updated Top 10 favorite concerts of 2018. Enjoy!
Here’s another end of year list. This one is of my top 10 favorite songs of the year. I have also included a link to Spotify for each song so that you will have the pleasure of listening to it as well.