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Author: Troy Michael Created: Wednesday, January 21, 2009 6:39 PM
Troy Michael is the creator, editor, writer, power and passion behind Innocent Words.

I’ve seen a lot of shows in my day and I’ve interviewed my fair share of rock people, but meeting and hanging out with these guys, who I has been a fan of for more than 20 years was in the top five greatest days of my life.

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Music seems to be my religion, my sanctuary to take me away from that. I would never force my beliefs upon anyone. Just hold on to your freedom, because in these modern times you are just trying to stay alive.

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Looking back, I am not ashamed of my big hair metal days (although I personally did not  have big hair since I went to Catholic school) because the music I listened to was just part of the journey of where I am today.....

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This isn't your mother's punk rock music.....

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Baseball and rock 'n' roll....

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We are not elitist or indie punk posers, we are all just music geeks doing this for fun, not to sell advertising or be

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General Motors is sucking the proverbial dick of American’s to get you to buy a car. The man detailing the commercial is telling us we should rally together and make a big comeback as Americans. But before that happens, guess what? You have to buy a new GM car with their new payment protection plans, financing, and warranties.

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Now back to the GM commercial. It is totally “hooray for America” crap with green grass, happy families, and boys playing little league baseball and all the stereotypical trimmings to make you think that this country is the best ever. And of course most of the people in this cheese ball advertisement are wearing… yep you guessed it, a rally hat.

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Here is a list of some of the most evil and unethical experiments ever carried out on humans. While they may seem unbelievable now, keep in mind that when they were being performed, no one spoke out against them until, often, it was too late.

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I was working a shitty, dead-end job for a boss I hated on that day, when I got the call from a good friend who worked at the local indie CD store. I distinctly remember the first words he said “Well, he finally did it.” I knew exactly what he meant and about whom. After the happenings of the prior months, I wasn’t shocked.

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Some interesting and memorable music events took place over the years on March 31….

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When I was growing up, you know you’re old when you begin a sentence like that, but seriously when I was young kid in school all I did was doodle band logos on my note books.

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In case you haven’t heard, one of the seminal nightclubs in Seattle history re-opened recently – The Crocodile. The club was a major fixture in the town’s music history since April of 1991, but sadly closed in December, 2007.

The Crocodile is back and open for rock ‘n’ roll business. ...

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Over the eight years I have met some amazing people in the music industry. I have even met some of my rock ‘n’ roll hero’s and some of those hero’s have become my friend. I find this amusing since I am just a music geek that publishes a magazine.

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It was like a giant slap in the face. I mean you know there is a war going on over there and for me, they shouldn’t be there to begin with. But like one doctor said “I hate this stupid war, we don’t even need to be here, but as long as we are here I will be here to help these soldiers who need it.”

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Technology – it’s everywhere in case you haven’t heard. But more specifically communication technology is what I have been thinking about this week.....

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I’ve been doing this, Innocent Words Magazine, for a long time. Well going on eight years seems like a long time on occasions. On top of that I have worked in the music industry in one form or another for nearly half my life. During that time, especially as of the last few years, money has been a major issue. Now I am not talking about ...

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On the morning of Thursday January 8, historic rehearsal studios the Dutchman and Calleye recording studios were consumed by a tragic fire. Gary Mula, founder and proprietor of this legendary Seattle music landmark was not injured. He is terribly shaken and unsure of ...

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