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Denis Leary: No Cure For Cancer

I remember vividly the first time I was introduced to comedy albums. I had never heard one before and probably didn’t really know they existed. From a young age I loved Saturday Night Live and watching stand up comedy on TV, but I had no idea that a lot of these stand up acts could be found in album form. One day my family was visiting some friends out of town: The Fitzgeralds. The kids in the Fitzgerald family were a few years older than the kids in my family, but we always got along great. My sister, brother and I always looked up to them and thought they were the coolest. How cool? So cool they didn’t even have to be there to impress me. On this particular night the Fitzgerald kids were all out, so to kill time until they got back a few hours later I was told to go listen to some of the boys’ CDs and play some video games. So I did. One of the albums already in the …

My First Ever CD Purchase: Enema of the State

I was a late bloomer in terms of music. Well actually, I was a late bloomer in regards to lots of things, not the least of which was sex, but that’s not the point of this article. While my fellow classmates were listening to music and watching music videos on MTV in public school, I wasn’t. I had zero interest in music. I didn’t know any artists or songs off the top of my head and could not understand the appeal of music videos. All this changed – for reasons unknown – once high school started. Maybe it was a subconscious need to fit in, or maybe just a natural evolution toward normalcy. Whatever the case, once I started listening to music, I did not stop. Today, music is a huge part of my life. I have over a hundred bands and artists on my iPhone and I listen to every one of them regularly. The first CD I ever purchased was Blink 182’s multi platinum selling breakthrough record “Enema of the State.” At the …