My music playlist for today (March 4, 2012 edition)

Salt Lake City is known, of course, as the home base of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormons).  It has the reputation of being very … boring.  But I’m here to tell you that there is more to Salt Lake City itself than the Mormons.

There is life in downtown Salt Lake City.  There is a cosmopolitan feel to it.  Salt Lake City proper is actually a quite liberal place when you get to know it.

With former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. (yes, the former Republican presidential candidate, and a Mormon himself) running the state a while back, more antiquated state laws were done away with that actually made it easier for people from Utah and those visiting from outside to enjoy the night life that the city has to offer.  I think downtown SLC business owners downtown are loving it.  It’s infused even more vitality into that area.

One thing that helps to make Salt Lake City more liberal — and helps you to discover just how liberal the place can be — is the alternative weekly newspaper Salt Lake City Weekly.  It’s a very frequent read for me, and it’s FREE if you know where to pick it up.

SLC Weekly recently came out with its City Weekly Music Awards.  And today’s music playlist from “A View” features some of the rockin’, hip-hoppin’, head-bangin’, folked-up flavor of Salt Lake City (and the more conservative town of Provo, Utah, for that matter) by featuring some of those award winners — at least some of the stuff I could find on YouTube.  As a lead-in to that, click on the link below for the complete story on City Weekly’s Music Award winners:

2012 City Weekly Music Award winners

About A View From The Middle (Class)

Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that puts us back into the "middle class." I won't stop blogging, though. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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