My music playlist for today (September 5, 2012 edition)

There’s progressive rock.  And there’s that brand of progressive rock known as “kraut rock.”


Kraftwerk (Photo credit: McNail)

Let me just say this little bit before I get into some of the music of Kraftwerk:  Years ago, when I worked as a teenager as an afternoon drive time disc jockey at an AM country music station in southeast Idaho, I’d sign off the AM side which would leave an open studio with some nice speakers.  After listening to country music for a few hours, I’d need a bit of a “change of pace”  before getting down to my other duties there as a sports director.

To help change that pace, I’d go over to the FM Top 40 pop/rock side and dig out a Kraftwerk LP that I found tucked away deep in that studio’s collection, go back over to the AM studio, and play myself some Kraftwerk.

It did the trick.  Consider that pace changed, and then some.

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 that year. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up on a daily basis 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 put us back into the "middle class." But then that job went away, and I took a job as a transit bus driver that put us more in a lower income bracket. Now, I want to blog again on a more regular basis to tell of the kinds of struggles people like us go through as we work toward something better. 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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