Why is this called Rock Intersection?

Back in 1987, my uncle visited Peru for the first time in more than a decade. He brought a CD player tape recorder for my Grandpa. He also gifted me a copy of U2's The Joshua Tree CD for Christmas—It was my first CD ever!

Up until then, I was like many kids who listened to whatever their parents played or preferred. Sure, there were those awkward road trip moments when infamous pop songs played over the loudspeakers. I wanted to get out of the car. 

This album opened up an entirely new world of alternative and post-punk rock for me. 

Contrary to popular belief, the Yucca tree featured on the back cover of the album is not in the Joshua Tree National Park but 200 miles away. 

The rest of the album photos were taken at other landmarks including: 

  • Mojave Desert 
  • Joshua Tree National Park 
  • Zabriskie Point 
  • Death Valley 

One of the main attractions of The Joshua Tree National Park is Intersection Rock. 

In addition, I have been a long-time fan of the Seattle music scene and the influential grunge era. Going to concerts and meticulously grooming my rock music and t-shirt collection since I moved from Peru to Seattle in 2003 was not enough. 

I was missing something. I wanted to write powerful content inspired by: 

  • Green River
  • Mother Love Bone 
  • Soundgarden 
  • Alice in Chains 
  • Mudhoney 
  • Pearl Jam 
  • Nirvana 

Moreover, I wanted something that blended the unique intersection of metal, glam, and punk rock music that occurred in Seattle. Kids bored as hell with the neverending rain listening to what was happening in Athens, Minneapolis, or NYC. 

So, that is in a nutshell why this website is named Rock Intersection! 

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