Nothing Shocking

On a cold and rainy November evening in 1974, infamous American serial killer Ted Bundy kidnapped and killed seventeen year old Debra Kent. She was taken from Viewmont High School in Bountiful, Utah, the school I graduated from fourteen years later.

I didn’t realize this fact while walking the halls during my teenage years, but it is haunting to think that this monster lurked and hunted for prey here.

The band Jane’s Addiction released their album, “Nothing Shocking”, in 1988. The band was a huge influence on me from this release, and continues to be to this day. Their song “Ted, just admit it..” ( about the serial killer who was on death row at the time), always gives me chills and goosebumps.

It was no different last night, when I finally had the chance to see them live at the Great Saltair here in Salt Lake City. The acoustics at Saltair were horrible, but the band was amazing. My brother and our friend decided it was better to go out on the lawn and enjoy the music to the cool breeze of the night while the sun set over the Great Salt Lake.

Ted Bundy was executed in 1989. Jane’s Addiction continued to make great music. My life goes on….

Wench, bring my ale, what say you?