So… what are you listening to?

In my youth, I listened to “Stairway to Heaven” until I could no longer listen to Stairway to Heaven. Heck, I reached the point where “Ten Years Gone” was the only Zep song I could hear the first two notes of without screaming and then either hitting the radio channel button or crashing the car. There was one slight exception… I could listen to Dread Zeppelin.

If you’ve not heard of them, they are a reggae band that does covers of Zep songs with an Elvis impersonator for a lead singer. The first time I heard of them, I laughed because I figured that they were little more than a novelty act… Then I heard Stairway.


Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to


  1. Music to sustain difficult coding these days:

    Husky Rescue, a Helsinki band, a fave of my daughter currently living in Turku:

    Tortoise, a Chicago band: Seneca.

    Ryuichi Sakamoto, Tango. Which is odd, it’s a rumba and it’s in Spanish, not Portuguese. Still it’s a dynamite tune for lovemaking.

    Ryuichi Sakamoto used to do this sort of synthpop back in the day. Yellow Magic Orchestra, Solid State Survivor and Nice Age. I used to play this stuff on a Korg y con gusto. Great changes.

    Jellyfish, an insanely great San Francisco band from the 90s nobody ever heard of: Joining a Fan Club

    • I love Jellyfish’s The Ghost At Number One and listened to the tape in my car until it broke.

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