From as far back as I can remember, music has been important to me.  When I was 5, I remember seeing a picture of the Beatles on the cover of TV Guide magazine.  “Mom, who are those guys?”  She said they had been popular when she was a teenager.  My fascination with them was cemented for life that very moment.

Rock and roll was a way of connecting with my dad.  Long trips that took hours — an eternity when you’re a little kid — were passed by us talking about music, often the Beatles, but also a lot about other great performers from his youth.  I learned so much from him and about him in those talks.

I was never much of a musician until about four years ago, when I joined a band and got serious about bass guitar.  I had been a guitarist in a little band in my college days — Charlie Don’t Surf played one gig on my friend’s front lawn in Perry, Michigan. In the spring of 2008,  on a whim, I bought an acoustic bass in a little shop in my hometown, and “taught” myself to play…but not well at all. Fast forward to spring 2013, a group of 5 other co-workers figured out that we all played or at least owned the instruments necessary to form a rock band, thus, the Common Scolds were born.  We now play paying gigs to packed neighborhood bars for little more than the amount of our bar tabs.  If I have a passion that I actively pursue these days, it is rocking with my friends and making people drink and dance.

Music gets to my core.  It picks me up when I’m down.  It excites when I’m flat.  I’ve never been able to live without it and I don’t suspect I ever will.  Here is where I express that love.

By the way, “So godspeed to the sound of the pounding” is a line from one of my favorite Oasis songs, “Shock of the Lightning.”  It seems the perfect title for my blog.


If you want to know a little more about me, check out my other blogs.




3 responses

30 09 2010
greg wilson

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17 03 2018
Noah Sullivan

Who is the writer of this blog?

18 03 2018
Noah Sullivan

hi blogger, would you contact me?

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