In Honor of the Hawks NFC Championship win Sunday!!

In Honor of the Hawks NFC Championship win Sunday!!
CenturyLink Field, Super Bowl parade
The Top 10 Stadium Anthems Of All Time"! Go Hawks!!!!!

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G & R Welcome to the Jungle
Survivor Eye of The Tiger
Rolling Stones Start Me Up
AC/DC Thunderstruck
Queen We Will Rock You
White Stripes Seven Nation Arny
Journey Don't Stop Believin'
Loaded We Win
The Verve Bittersweet Symphony
AC/DC Hell's Bells
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Polar Plunge with Westside Nearly Nekkid Norwegians for the Special Olympics!

Polar Plunge with Westside Nearly Nekkid Norwegians for the Special Olympics!

My good buddy Erik along with Dan from the Special Olympics of Washington joined me for a special podcast!

Get involved and donate if you can for the Polar Plunge for the Special Olympics!

Scroll down past the interview to link up and get involved!

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Plunge FB page

Special Olympics Washington page

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Sit And Spin! Washington vs Wisconsin

Sit And Spin! Washington vs Wisconsin
Liberace Allan Warren
In preparation for this weekend's big game we paired up Wisconsin music and Washington music. We paired them up in loose categories and Liberace was the only one to come out on top.
  2. KENNY G "SONGBIRD" WASHINGTON (easy listening)
  3. BODEANS "GOOD THING" WISCONSIN (popular music)
10.SIR MIX A LOT "BABY GOT BACK" WASHINGTON (one hit wonder. Of course not for us local folks, but as far as the rest of the country is concerned.)
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Sit N Spin Best Albums of the 90's according to Rolling Stone

Sit N Spin best 90's albums from Rolling Stone

With 90 Something coming our way Friday thought we would take a look at a list Rolling Stone released last week. It's all about the top 100 albums of the 90's. See the full article here.

As for 90 Something get ready for it!! Full details and a playlist just for you here.

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The return of My Sister's Machine!

The Return of My Sister's Machine!!

I'm over the moon stoked for the return of My Sister's Machine to the Crocodile this Friday! Get those final tickets while you can!

I had a super fun chat with Nick, Chris and Owen of MSM! Dig it!!

And don't miss them Friday night!! And oh yeah we'll be getting into some MSM Friday for 90 Something Day!

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Sit N Spin Top 10 Best Punk Christmas Songs from OC Weekly

Sit N Spin Top 10 Best Punk Christmas Songs from OC Weekly
Instead of torturing you with a normal holiday Sit N Spin, we give you this fun list from a blog on the OC Weekly! What you read below is from their article on it. Read it in its entirety here.
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What are your favorite Punk Rock Christmas songs???
The 10 Best Punk Christmas Songs
By OC Weekly Contributor
Christmas is 1 week away and with it will come the fateful holiday party where someone, hopefully not you, drinks too much and tells off a roomful of sullen friends and relations. Far from a time of universal peace and joy, the winter holidays can be fraught with familial resentment and animosity. This makes the season a perfect time to dust off your old punk rock records. We know holiday prep is major drain on time, so as our gift to you, we've assembled a playlist of our 10 favorite Christmas punk songs. Now you should have plenty of time to write insincere cards to people you see once a year.
10. Merry Christmas (I Don't Wanna Fight Tonight), The Ramones
We had no idea Howard Stern sang in one of those bands that the guys at our college radio station never shut up about. Howard, you're so versatile! Witty lyrics, too.
9. Silent Night, The Dickies
We knew a Mormon kid in high school whose parents only let him keep his Dickies records because he lied and said the band is named after the Dickies brand of work pants, not penises. We always wondered if The Dickies ever got into a legal battle over their name with that other punk band, The Dicks. It would have made for a great episode of the People's Court. Next up: "The Dickies versus The Dicks."
8. There Ain't No Sanity Clause, The Damned
The Damned is hailed as one of the first and finest Goth bands, a distinction that only means something if you are in the Damned or care about men who voluntarily wear eyeliner. The Damned has had so many lineup changes that we're pretty sure the guy who fixes our photocopier played with them in the 1990's (evidence: he has a British accent and wears eyeliner and when he doesn't drink coffee, he looks ashen, like a corpse). We therefore consider ourselves members of the extended Damned family. For the record, we also care about men who wear eyeliner, deeply so.
7. Homo Christmas, Pansy Division
Pansy Division was a C+ pop punk band whose being openly gay scored them extra press at a time when every third band signed to a major label was pop punk. Homo Christmas is their lighthearted send-up of the holiday.
6. Hooray For Santa Claus, Sloppy Seconds
Sloppy Seconds are the unrecognized founding fathers of American over-sharing. If these guys wrote self-aware TV scripts rather than 3-minute songs, they would be lionized right alongside Lena Dunham for their portrayal of the slothful lives of young, inessential Americans. We cannot travel back in time and give the band a tip about how their ideas would make for great television, but we can at least include their Christmas song on this list.  
5. Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, Bad Religion
Bad Religion is a band of highly-educated, articulate men in their 50's who for the last 30 years have insisted they are true punks and that their style of middle-class respectability can co-exist with their animosity toward middle-class respectability. Bad Religion is so pure in their aesthetic that they have played the same chord progression for 30 years, albeit with subtle shifts to its rhythm, which is achieved by hiring an entirely new drummer on every other record. Let us be clear - you do not mess with Bad Religion. If you taunt Bad Religion, all six of them will pile into singer Greg Graffin's SUV and park outside your bedroom window. The entirety of Bad Religion will step out of Greg's SUV and cross their arms in the same intimidating manner they do on their album covers. Bad Religion will then shout, in unison so as to emasculate you, "Come on outside, tough guy! We're Bad Religion and we're standing on your lawn!"
4. White Christmas, Stiff Little Fingers
SLF is almost too good a band to play Christmas music, but they did, and the proof is in the video above.
3. Oi to the World, The Vandals
Like the guys in Bad Religion, these Huntington Beach punk veterans embodied the spirit of Christmas and suburban overcompensation by recording not just one Christmas song but an entire album's worth. We recommend "Christmastime for my Penis," another example of their deft lyrical elegance. We also recommend seeing them live because Josh Freese is an astounding drummer.
2. F*ck Christmas, FEAR
FEAR vocalist Lee Ving is a man who can crash house parties and drink for free because he looks like someone who tucks weapons into the lining of his leather jacket. As a paragon of pre-sensitivity training America, Ving always made his attitude towards the rest of the world explicit via lyrics and song titles such as "I Don't Care About You." When Guns N' Roses recorded that tune on their Spaghetti Incident record, FEAR became a band everyone cited as an influence but whom few people bothered to see once Ving reassembled the group. Maybe that's why Ving is cranky enough to write a song called "F*ck Christmas." Or maybe it's because he grew up in Philadelphia. We like Christmas because gifts are fantastic, but we like Lee Ving better. Yet this is only our second favorite punk Christmas song.
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Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2015 Inductees

ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME: Class of 2015
I’m stoked about SRV and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.  Thoughts Rockaholics??
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its class of 2015.
The artists to be enshrined next year are The Paul Butterfield Blues BandStevie Ray Vaughan and Double TroubleLou ReedGreen DayBill WithersJoan Jett and The BlackheartsRingo Starr is being given the Award for Musical Excellence. (He is already in as a member of The Beatles.) The "5" Royales are being recognized with theEarly Influence Award.
The 30th annual induction ceremony will be held April 18th at Cleveland’s Public Hall. Tickets go on sale on Thursday.
The inductees were chosen by a voting body of more than 700 artists, critics, historians and members of the music industry. To be eligible for election this year, a nominee had to release his or her first recording no later than 1989.
This year's nominees who did not make the cut were StingChicKraftwerkThe Marvelettes, N.W.ANine Inch NailsThe SmithsThe Spinners and War.
Four of the top five vote-getters in the online ballot made it in. Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble grabbed 30 percent of the vote -- more than 18 million votes -- and were followed by Nine Inch Nails with 22 percent, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts with 15 percent, Bill Withers with 6.5 percent and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band with 6.25 percent. Nine Inch Nails did not make the cut.
This will be the second time Lou Reed is inducted, having gone in with the Velvet Underground in 1996.
Green Day, with all its members being 42 years old, are one of the youngest acts ever to be inducted. It appears that only three members of both the Jackson 5 and Red Hot Chili Peppers were the same age or younger when they were inducted in, respectively, 1997 and 2012.
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The Tea Party! The band that is!

The Tea Party!
Don’t miss The Tea Party making their long awaited return to Showbox At The Market Friday night!
The Tea Party
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Date: Friday, December 12th at 09:00 pm
Venue: The Showbox
Tickets are $25 and available now through This all-ages show begins at 9pm
Monday I had a really fun chat with Jeff Martin of The Tea Party about their new album, return to Seattle and the band’s music being in Robert Plant’s car!!
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Sit N Spin Protest Songs from Rolling Stone

Sit N Spin  Protest songs from Rolling Stone
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According to Rolling Stone:
"December 3, 2014
The Ferguson grand jury's recent decision not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown kicked off a storm of protest all across America. Because of this, we figured it was a good time to poll our readers and determine their favorite protest songs. Needless to say, most of them came from the 1960s and early 1970s. Here are the results." See the full write up from them here.
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10           Country Joe and the Fish, 'I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag'

9              Bob Dylan, 'Hurricane'
8              Creedence Clearwater Revival, 'Fortunate Son'
7              Bob Dylan, 'Blowin' in the Wind'
6             Rage Against the Machine, 'Killing in the Name'
5              Barry McGuire, 'Eve of Destruction'
4             Bob Dylan, 'The Times They Are A-Changin''
3              Buffalo Springfield, 'For What It's Worth'
2              Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, 'Ohio'
1              Bob Dylan, 'Masters of War'
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Sit N Spin Greatest Drum Intros of all Time from Rhythm Magazine

Sit N Spin Greatest Drum Intros of all Time from Rhythm Magazine
Alex Van Halen - Van Halen Live 
The folks over at Rhythm magazine conducted a survey to determine the “101 Greatest Drum Intros” of all time.  Rhythm magazine fans debated and debated on their facebook page for the poll. 

You can check out all 101 Greatest Drum Intro’s here!
Dig the playlist and judge for yourself Rockaholics!!
What are your favorite drum intro’s??
Below is a list of the Top 10 and what Rhythm Magazine had to say about each drum intro.
1.  "Hot for Teacher", Van Halen . . . by Alex Van Halen
...and in the top spot, arguably one of the most iconic drum intros in rock, and playing it is a holy grail for a lot of drummers. Alex Van Halen steps out of his guitarist brother Eddie’s shadow to shine with a blistering drum solo before kicking into a furious double-bass shuffle in a flurry of kick drum notes.
From the album 1984 (1983).
2.  "Spirit of Radio", Rush . . . by Neil Peart
Here’s where things really start to get tricky! Neil Peart joins this Rush classic with a crash and then proceeds to roll around the kit with some challenging tom fills. He caps it all off by entering the verse with a tempo change.
From the album Permanent Waves (1980).
3.  "You Could Be Mine", Guns N' Roses . . . by Matt Sorum
Semiquavers played between the bass drum, toms and snare kick off Matt Sorum’s most famous drum part before he busts out a classic punk dum-dum-cha-da-da-dum-dum-cha beat. Learn it, then get a tiny motorbike and pretend you’re being chased by a robot from the future.
From the album Use Your Illusion II (1991).
4.  "Rock and Roll", Led Zeppelin . . . by John Bonham
John Bonham was surely the drum intro king, and the second track on Led Zep IV is one of his most celebrated and debated beats, inspired by rock’n’roll legends such as Little Richard and Chuck Berry. In particular, Bonzo’s beat borrows from Little Richard’s ‘Keep A-Knocking’, coincidentally another of our 101 greatest drum intros. Pile some of that dirty Bonham funk on top and you have a classic on your hands.
From the album Led Zeppelin IV (1971).
5.  "A Song for the Dead", Queens of the Stone Age . . . by Dave Grohl
A nod to Grohl’s love for the Descendents’ Bill Stevenson and also a perfect taster for the electric energy that he brought to Queens Of The Stone Age. Pounding toms, neat fills and scattergun snare all over the top of a deeply hypnotic Josh Homme riff.
From the album Songs For The Deaf (2002).
6.  "When the Levee Breaks", Led Zeppelin . . . by John Bonham
The first of two Bonham entries. A combination of astonishing, visceral performance and incredible sound. The foot-of-the stairwell placement of Bonzo’s kit gives the drums that unmatched depth – and you can feel the compressors straining under the force of his devastating right foot in particular.
From the album Led Zeppelin IV (1971).
7.  "Painkiller", Judas Priest . . . by Scott Travis
The arrival of former Racer-X drummer Scott Travis helped bring a modern, thrashier sound to the Priest. Out were the keyboards, in were the double kicks – starting the album with a barrage of 16ths on the feet, accenting the down and up-beats with the snare and crashes before settling into a busy thrash groove.
From the album Painkiller (1990).
8.  "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Nirvana . . . by Dave Grohl
Back-to-back Grohl! Of course this one had to be in there. This was the first time most of us heard Dave Grohl’s muscular playing, on the opening track of Nirvana’s crossover album Nevermind. The flammed intro in bar four was the sound of leftfield rock kicking the mainstream’s back doors in.
From the album Nevermind (1991).
9.  "My Hero", Foo Fighters . . . by Dave Grohl
 The first of three entries in the top ten from the mighty Grohl (with three different bands). A powerful, tom-heavy track and easily one of Dave Grohl’s drumming career highlights. And that’s saying something. The thumping backbeats and the toms were recorded separately and panned slightly off centre to give each their own weight and distinction. We reckon it worked a treat.
From the album The Colour And The Shape (1998).
10.  "Where Eagles Dare", Iron Maiden . . . by Nicko McBrain
As the opening track on Nicko McBrain’s first Iron Maiden album, we’d forgive Nicko for wanting to flex his muscles early on. And that’s what he did. The album starts with ‘Where Eagles Dare’, a track opened by a Nicko roll from snare to toms and back.
From the album Piece Of Mind (1983).
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