This Colorado Life is the new blog by author and I-82 guru Ian Shane. Here, Ian writes about music, life in Colorado, Gen X culture and whatever the hell he wants to write about.



  • Recent Posts

    • Cu(r)bing My Enthusiasm

      1:44 pm By Ian Shane
      I have been very silent. On social media. In public. In private conversations. And I bet I’m not alone. As a lifetime Cub fan, most people would think that I would be in a massive state of euphoria. The Cubs have earned the best record in baseball. They easily won Read More »
    • Oh, Nevermind

      10:24 am By Ian Shane
      Editor’s Note: This was originally published on 21 October, 2011 By now, every music blog, magazine and radio station has done some sort of retrospective on the 20th anniversary of Nevermind, so I think that I shall do same. It was the album that changed everything. Everything. “Fuck Nirvana,” says Read More »
    • How John Hughes Ruined High School For Me

      1:22 pm By Ian Shane
      Editor’s Note: This blog post was originally posted on August 4, 2016 on the Blog “The Two Penny Opera.”  It was a little more than a year ago. I was enjoying my bachelor’s party in Vegas. I woke up one afternoon, and I pulled the USA Today from outside my Read More »
    • The Alison Medley

      7:00 am By Ian Shane
      It only seems that my first blog post in more than three years starts off with a statement that people who have read my work won’t believe. “Alison” is my least favorite release from Elvis Costello’s Attractions era. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t like the song. Not Read More »