Index to Year 1 of Run-DMSteve

Posted: November 20, 2011 in music
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There are more than 100 million blogs in the world, but there’s no one home at most of them. According to the numbers I’ve seen, most blogs are abandoned in the first month. If there is such as thing as the “average blog,” it has the life expectancy of a relationship that began in the “Casual Encounters” section of Craigslist.

But Run-DMSteve is still standing, one year and 47 posts later! In my next post I’ll tell you how and why I launched this publishing juggernaut and what I’ve learned. I’ll also give you the lowdown on my Loyal Readers. Until then, here’s the first year in one handy place. I’ll eventually move it over to the Blogroll column.

Thanks always for reading. Keep on rockin’ in the free world!


ABBA (’70s Week)

AC/DC (’70s Week)


A Flock of Seagulls (’80s Week)

America (’70s Week)

The B-52s

Bananarama (’80s Week)

The Baronics vs. Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Pachelbel, and Vivaldi

The Beatles

Cat Power


Dire Straits and their MTV contemporaries


Gang of Four (’80s Week)

Godsmack, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Godfathers

The Grateful Dead and The Moody Blues

Hüsker Dü

Ke$ha and Bruno Mars

Kool & The Gang

Lady Gaga (my debut)

Pink Floyd

Queen (’70s Week)

Red Fang

The Rolling Stones


Screaming Trees

Simple Minds

Superheavy and Eels

Talking Heads

Tommy Tutone (’80s Week)

Translator (’80s Week)




Disco (’70s Week)

Dues songs





1st Annual Run-DMSteve Music and Sex Survey



Favorite songs of the ’70s (’70s Week)

Golden Oldies

Handel’s Messiah

Ladies of the ’80s (’80s Week)

My dogs explained by album titles

New Year’s Eve

Tough love for a Loyal Reader

Tribute to my father-in-law, Capt. Frederick K. Dezendorf


  1. Michael Eichner says:

    I know I’m a late party crasher, but year #2 reads great. I’m working my way back through your double time tunnel (year old blogs about decades old music) but I’m sad to miss out on the now vanished “leave a reply” boxes.

    (nonetheless) Blog On!

    • Run-DMSteve says:

      I like the idea of a double time tunnel, if only because when I was in middle school I watched every episode of Time Tunnel and tried to make a time tunnel out of a cardboard refrigerator box and black and white paint. (I could travel forward just fine, but going backwards didn’t work.) I don’t know what happened to the “leave a reply” boxes. Maybe they expire, like milk, rather than live on, like Twinkies? WordPress has a few quirks. Anyway, thank you for your very kind words!

  2. An entire year? Seek professional help. Immediately.

  3. Barb says:

    I’m impressed with anyone who has the imagination and dedication to write a blog, let alone maintain it for a year. Congrats, Steve, and thank you for creating a spot that sparks my music memories. The music earworms (esp after that dang ABBA post) are another matter…. 🙂

  4. Linda Jordan says:

    Hi again!
    Click on my name and it magically takes you to my blog which is where I do advertise and give links to my stories and books for sale at all the regular places.

    Oh and the horses (which I will very cleverly refer to in the future as ‘my midlife crisis’) will hopefully be gone next month to a lovely home on Vashon Island. So they’ll have to advertise over there and someone else can get up in the dark, frozen early mornings to feed and water them! Love them dearly, but it was either give up writing (NOT!), sell the child (illegal, so not, again!) or sell the horses.

    Thought about selling the spousal unit but since he does help out around here I decided that would gain me nothing. Decisions, decisions….

  5. Linda Jordan says:

    Hey congratulations! I’ve loved reading your blog – even though musically I’m pretty much an idiot. My first blog went on for over a year before it died of loneliness because, well, I got horses.
    My ‘new’ one is still an infant – only about six months old. But since it’s imbedded in a growing website it actually might stand a chance. Won’t be as prolific as yours though!

    • Run-DMSteve says:

      Horses are a good excuse for not blogging. Unless you’re blogging about horses. I rode a horse once, on Kauai; it’s name was Widow Maker. I think they were kidding me about that. Good luck with your new blog. Give us the link! You gotta promote yourself 24/7 in today’s world. You should paint the url on the sides of your horses, too.

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