The memory for me is still clear as day. 8th grade was the year I sort of found out what I was going to be, at least from 8th grade through high school. I sort of went from a complete awkward disaster to still being awkward but with actual friends. Looking back on it, I was sort of taken in as an intern with our school’s group of delinquent skateboarders during a time when that sort of thing wasn’t quite as accepted as it is today. It was a great time and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. Music played a big part in growing up for me and I remember heading to the mall with my newly made friend Taylor to pick up some new release cassette tapes. I had picked up Nirvana, “Incesticide” and The Lemonheads, “It’s a Shame About Ray”. I was familiar with Nirvana at the time, but The Lemonheads were a band I was not familiar with. To this day I still listen to that album, and for 18 years I have listened to everything this band has put out, and every ounce of solo work Evan Dando has released. The one thing missing is that I had never once been able to see them live. On January 14th. 2012 they will be playing here in Buffalo, NY for a special show to perform “It’s a Shame About Ray” and it is going to rule. Don’t miss it!