‘Music Makes Me’ – Never Forget

Twenty years ago today I was in my office in downtown Pittsburgh at work. I remember someone coming over to my desk to tell me what was happening. I recall then thinking “This can’t be real.” but sadly it was all to true. I called home and told my wife of the time to pick my daughter up from school and drive to my parent’s house. At that point I had to clue what the...

‘Music Makes Me’ – Musical Success

In last week’s Music Makes Me I explained all the reasons I felt people needed to support their local open mics. If you didn’t read that article I strongly encourage you to check it out. I was expecting to go back to my normal format this week, but when reading an article, I decided instead to talk about musical success. Everyone has their own standard of what defines their own personal successes in life. And...

Craig Ferry

Last month’s theme title, ‘Reese’s Cups’, is the same name as my favorite candy bar. Of course the article wasn’t about chocolate, but you’ll have to go back and read it to see what the article was about. One of my go to foods in a pinch has always been Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. It doesn’t take long to prepare, throw in a can of tuna and some frozen peas and you have a complete...

‘Music Makes Me’ – Local Music

Last week was an article that I talked about the sad loss of one of rock and roll’s legends Charlie Watts. Most people who are fans of rock and roll know the name Charlie Watts. But at one time in his life, that was not the case. His family and friends would only have known him. This week I want to talk about that a little bit more. I love to go out and listen...

‘Music Makes Me’ – Charlie Watts

Last week I introduced you to a band that created some controversy with their release of a cover of the Cranberry’s song “Zombie”. This week is not about controversy but is a tribute to one of rock and roll’s legends, drummer Charlie Watts. Watts was the drummer for the Rolling Stones since 1963. He played on all of their studio albums and was one of the remaining core members of the band. I didn’t know that...

‘Music Makes Me’ – Bad Wolves

Last week I introduced you to a band that is new to the music scene that has some people loving them and others hating them. This week I am going to share more about the band Bad Wolves. If you follow my Music Makes Me Facebook group you may remember that I mentioned checking out one of their covers. But if you haven’t yet, I am featuring the video here with a little about the...

‘Music Makes Me’ – Spirit Machines

Last week I introduced you to a band that did something to make some high schoolers have a memory of a lifetime.   This week I am going to introduce you to the band Spirit Machines.  Being new to the music scene, in an attempt to get noticed they created a song on their 2020 album that they were certain would have a huge response from people.   Amongst all the originals on Spirit Machines‘...

‘Music Makes Me’ – Vol. 8 – Reese’s Cups Spotify Playlist

Just like last month’s article, ‘Born In The USA’, talked about American bands, the Reese’s Cup is another American accomplishment. It was first manufactured in the basement of Reese’s home in 1928. I wonder if the first time they combined the two main ingredients the words “You got peanut butter in my chocolate” were uttered like in the old commercial. Or was it an unexpected treat that is a favorite candy of many? Well this...

‘Music Makes Me’ – Godsmack

Last week I introduced you to a band that was there at the birth of MTV and music videos. This week, even though I will be discussing Godsmack, the article is more about the place music has in our lives. Music plays an important part of our lives. No matter what you do, music plays a part. Turn on the TV, watch a movie, or stroll through a department store and music is playing. Think...

Music Makes Me – Devo

Last week I introduced you to an up and coming young Reggae singer from Jamaica. This week we are taking a trip back to a place in time where we weren’t men, but we were Devo. Those of you who were appreciating music in the early 70’s will probably remember that phrase. The “Sextet Devo”, more commonly known as just plain Devo, was formed in 1973.  The band’s original lineup consisted of 6 people but more...