Welcome to Lyrics, Libations, and Life

I have always had dreams of being some sort of writer.  I can’t say I have ever been active enough to make that happen; however, I would like to think this is my first attempt to actually making that happen.  I wanted to write about something I knew, which really made this coming about even longer.  However, after a lot of thought and a bunch of prompting from my wife, I think I’m ready to make this site happen.

I can’t help but think the title of my site makes it clear what I’ll talk about here, but in case you were wondering, I want to talk about what I know.  Music has been a huge part of my life growing up.  I picked up a MxPx cd when I was much younger, and ever since then, I have been looking for the next thing.  Lately I’ve been really annoyed seeing a lot of bands I’ve been listening to for a long time make it big with absolutely no recognition.  Black Keys, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, and POD (yes that terrible rap rock band from a few years back) could have given me at least some sort of shout out.  So I figure, if anyone wants to know what I think about some band they can check that out here. Heck I’ll even take recommendations.  Of course I’m not claiming to be the one who found these bands.  I’m not some amazing promoter or critic that found the next Beatles, but maybe someone will find some band because I said they are pretty cool.  I may not be the most authorized authority on what is good, but I know what I like.  Maybe my comments won’t be the most critically important, but I’ll tell you if I am into them or not.

The other aspect of my title has to be the libations.  I feel a little strange writing about beer.  I can’t help but think someone will claim I’m an alcoholic if write about beer too much, but I would like to think I have some knowledge about what is good.  Sure I drink your occasional can of PBR every once in a while, but I really appreciate a good (perhaps craft) brew that someone put a lot of thought into.   So I have already started to stockpile a few 750 ml bottles I can review. Once again, there is a good chance I won’t be able to speak critically about every small detail of the beer, but I’ll tell you if it’s good.  I like my beers dark, hoppy, and a lot of times Belgian or IPA.

Lastly, I can’t help but be honest that sometimes I feel like I just have to say something about everyday life.  I can’t even count the number of times I have had a thought about something and wanted to post about it.  I had a Xanga in college, and that used to give me some sort of outlet, but it has been a long time since I have really had any where I can outlet these thoughts.  So there will probably be a few posts in here that will solely feature my random thoughts about life.  I’m a teacher and I can’t help but think somethings just have to be said about our world today.

So I have no idea how you get readers.  Perhaps I’ll end up writing this and no one will read it.  But if you’re out there, and you think I have something interesting to say, feel free to let me know.  I’ll probably end up trying to put this on my facebook or something to get readers.  Who knows?  Maybe nothing will come of this, but it has actually felt good to just write this.  So welcome to the first post of Lyrics, Libations, and Life.  Read on!


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