Hey Peeps…meet my brother. And go for coffee with him.

My brother Andy is two years, two months, and two days younger than me. This made for some amazing fights- most notably those which involved us running through the house, each with a gallon of milk, spitting it on each other, laughing hysterically. I wish I could say we were like under 10, but that would be a lie.

One of the beauties of having a brother so close in age is that we love a lot of the same music. With two notable exceptions: the time when he was five and played the Indiana Jones soundtrack for 6 month straight until the record “broke” (sorry, bra) and the time when he was 15 and got the Led Zeppelin boxed set for Christmas. Don’t get me wrong, I love me some Led Zeppelin, who doesn’t. But Stairway to Heaven, through the walls, 23 hours a day for months on end??? Oy. And, of course, there was the obligatory playing along of guitar.

But he reminded me of how much we have in common musically, the other night when he shared his list of songs from the 90s he wants to obtain. For some crazy reason, he doesn’t have an Ipod, so he wants me to get them on Itunes and make him a disk. I’d put the list here, but my server would cry and shut down- it’s a long one. Notable hightlights: Hobohumpingslomobabe, by Whale, and Walking on a Wire, by Lowen and Navarro. Man I loved those songs. Factoid: The Navarro in Lowen and Navarro is Dave’s older brother.

Speaking of brothers: mine is living in a new place, Westmoreland County in Pennsylvania. He doesn’t know very many folks there yet, and works is a very man-dominated field (He’s a wildlife biologist.) He’s also a great artist, a stellar brother, and knows all the words to Rock Lobster. (Or at least the important ones.) If you’re a nice girl who wants to have coffee with him, or know of any on that area, holla at me via the contact form on the About Page and we’ll talk. (This is being done with his consent, obviously.) Not like in Sixth Grade when I’d call his crush giggling while he dove for the phone. Ah, the joys of being an older sister.

He’s really very cool, Luddite tendencies aside. If you break his heart, we’ll have to chat. But if you’re a cool PA girl who likes to discuss which Smiths record is best? He’s a good guy to know. Also if you need small nuisance animals trapped.

Back to the 90s: If you had to make a list of songs from the 90s, what would be your favorite? What would be the one you never, ever wanted to hear again? My Favorite: Ooooh this is hard: There is a light and it Never Goes Out, Smiths. Never Again: All Apologies, Nirvana. Yarghhh too much yelling for me. I know, it’s genius, I know. No accounting for taste.


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  1. Oldmommy Thursday - 28 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Your brother sounds adorable and more fun than a cheese grater. I hope you find a nice girl to match him up with. Cherish him. I lost my brother 5 years ago and life's just not the same. We used to spew milk on each other, too! He taught me a lot about music, as well. I can never choose favorite songs. My tastes are too widely varied and I love me some music, girl. As far as songs I'd never want to hear again, I could go on all day and night on that subject. As much as I love music, I'm extremely opinionated!
  2. WPoFD Thursday - 28 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    FACT: There are exactly NO "normal" women in PA. None. And please tell me nothing by the Lightning Seeds is on his list of songs.
  3. rockrollmama Thursday - 28 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Hey. I never said normal. You know my family: We don't do "normal." Give the boy a little hope! I'm happy to report, nothing by the Lightning Seeds, but that reminds me how much I love "Pure and Simple"... Thanks, OM, I will definitely cherish him, he's a fun one. He just needs to breed and take the heat offa me!!!! LOL.
  4. piglet Thursday - 28 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    lindsay: you are awesome with a big beautiful heart! andy: ding dang! if i wasn't married, i would definitely put my name in the hat! you are a great catch andy. whatever you do, don't jump the gun. wait for the girl of your dreams and be sure that your big sister meets whomever, and be sure to trust your sister's judgment b/c women are some tricky tricksters.
  5. Devilish Southern Belle Saturday - 30 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Oh wow....I could make your comments cry and shut down with all my favorites from the 90s! But my list would definitely include Soundgarden, Type O Negative, Ministry, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, and White Zombie. Now that I think about it, I am drawing a blank when it comes to what I absolutely never want to hear from that era. But I could live the rest of my life without hearing that 80s craptastic song Susudio or whatever, by Phil Collins.
  6. maggie, dammit Sunday - 31 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    Awwwww! This is so adorable. It's awesome to see siblings so close.
  7. Mary Jenkins Sunday - 31 / 08 / 2008 Reply
    My husband put on a Nirvana album on tonight. I hadn't listened to them in 10 years. I could listen to Bleach over and over. smashing pumpkins.. i know he's brilliant but billy corgan's voice is so shrill!
  8. Amy Monday - 01 / 09 / 2008 Reply
    If your bro ever makes it to CO I will totally hook him up! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hmmm...I've been listening to lots of Alice and Chains lately. I love Would. I also love Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. And I love the Beastie Boys and some of my fave stuff of theirs happened in the 90s. So hard! The never again is hard too. I never did love Nirvana the way every one else did. I'd have to research that one.
  9. Jessica (from It's my life...) Wednesday - 10 / 09 / 2008 Reply
    Dude, your brother is cute!. Now if only I lived in PA and didn't have that pesky husband/kids thing going on...
  10. Vintage Mom Monday - 05 / 01 / 2009 Reply
    Andy is AWESOME and if I wasn't firmly entrenched with my honey 4 life - I'd grab that one up! He is so damn funny and light-hearted and I am jealous (I have no bros or sisters). As you may remember, Kev & I are in PA but further north. But we'd love to hang with Andy and wildlife is Kev's passion! -I

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