when i was in highschool during the early '90's i listened to lots of pop-rock and folk rock. namely the lemonheads, matthew sweet, the wallflowers, the band, counting crows, etc. i was always looking for similar sounding music. one night in 1997, i was watching 120 minutes on mtv and discovered the band WILCO. they were airing the video for "outamind, outasight" -it reminded me of the lemonheads and matthew sweet. a short time later i picked up the double disc and played it non stop for months. at some point i became curious about WILCO and wanted to read more about them. i wasnt yet on the "information superhighway" so i headed to the closest barnes and noble bookseller. an employee directed me to a BOOK called No Depression that featured WILCO and several other interesing sounding bands. i bought and read the book and the book led me to the magazine of the same name. i couldnt believe that all of this music existed and i didnt know anything about it. i had been missing out on SO much. i was hooked. i read every ND from cover to cover several times. i couldnt wait to get my hands on the next issue. eventually i started buying the cds i was learing about.
the be goode tanyas
the Old 97's...
the list goes on and on. the music inspired me to write my own songs. No Depression and the music that came with it also helped me get through some of the darkest times of my life. it was also with me during some of the
most happy times...