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10 Favorite 80’s Bands

There’s no easy way to put this, but the 1980s were a fucked up time. In a decade when “Greed was good,” cocaine was like condiment, and pastel clothes were everywhere, looking back, the 1980s were a scary time. But one positive point from the decade of excess was the music. With the birth of [...]

By |2016-10-15T07:11:33-07:00March 31st, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Top Ten Seattle-Area Bands

There have been plenty of meccas for rock & roll over the decades. From its birth place in the Mississippi Delta, to shores of England for the British wave of heavy metal, to Haight/Ashbury and hippies in San Francisco, to the glam scene of the Sunset Strip of Los Angeles. However, for this writer, there [...]

By |2016-10-15T07:11:33-07:00March 17th, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Ten Favorite Pearl Jam Songs

Picking my ten favorite Pearl Jam songs out of the hundreds they have recorded over their 20-plus year career is a monumental task, but one worth taking on. Truth be told, I didn’t like Pearl Jam when I first heard them, I was still caught up in that time between hair metal and Guns & [...]

By |2016-10-15T07:11:33-07:00March 4th, 2014|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

IW_Best Of 2013

As the editor/publisher of Innocent Words hundreds of new release come to me in various formats, CDs, vinyl, and the dreaded digital download. I try to make it a point to listen to everything that comes across my desk, but sometimes it’s hard to accomplish. Compiling a list of those releases into a Top 10 [...]

By |2016-10-15T07:11:35-07:00December 16th, 2013|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

10 Favorite Keyboard Players

When asked to write a list of my 10 favorite keyboard players, I kind of cringed at the thought. The instrument is not my strong suit and I’ve always thought you just can’t look cool rocking out on the keyboard like, say a guitarist of drummer can look cool on their respective instruments. Upon doing [...]

By |2016-10-15T07:11:37-07:00October 21st, 2013|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |2 Comments

10 Years After: I Don’t Mind Stealing Bread

February 2012 kicked off the 10th anniversary of Innocent Words Magazine. With that in mind, we have decided to write one retrospective feature each issue documenting our biggest moments, good, bad or otherwise. Sometimes it’s not all fun and games at Innocent Words. On one particular evening, I don’t remember the date, I went out [...]

By |2016-10-15T07:11:39-07:00August 28th, 2013|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , |0 Comments