Jolly vacation time is winding down so I've got Bunny Wailer's "Rock 'n Groove" rolling along. I had it converted from LP to CD - it ain't perfect but when you've got some of the hardest grooves ever laid down by both Sly & Robbie and the Radics, you can't lose.
I know it's just one thing, but with marye's approval, I could vine it. ?
Next up? Marley, Isaacs, Studio One - Lord have mercy, music hits with 0 pain.
Blaze of Glory
I'm always happy to find someone new to like, even if she ain't that new or young at all. And always encouraged to know that there's more good music in the world than I'll ever get a chance to hear. But as a kid who grew up listening to and loving the Beatles, the most popular band of all time, it's always a head-scratcher to me that I can't find the music I love among what currently passes as "popular music."
Not that I necessarily want the music I love to be "popular" (when, in fact, there's a lot of pleasure in having these folks all to ourselves, getting a chance to see them in clubs and theatres instead of fighting the arena crowds), just wishing more success for the artists whose music I love...
I'm using this little gem of an album as a set break in my May '77 immersion, a palate-cleanser. Now back to the GOGD.
A buddy of mine bought the new album, "Kveikur," on vinyl from Amazon, and, thanks to AutoRip, had no use for the download code included with the record and sent it to me. This is my first experience listening to these guys, though I have a number of fans who are raving fans. Just never got around to giving 'em a listen, I guess.
They're Icelandic, and not a lick of their lyrics are in English, but whatever. I dig their sound; they remind me a lot of Switzerland's Dungen and the U.K.'s Durutti Column. They play very spacey, ambient, post-psychedelic rock, which I dig. I mean, if you can stomach the Legendary Pink Dots, grooving to these guys is a cake walk.
Of course, I say all this assuming no one here has ever listened to Sigur Rós before....
6/18/74 I've got a combo of Road Trips & Miller in the unit - so far so good.
Essential '74 Dead.
I've sang to and with my Dad just about every
Grateful Dead song ever written.
This was the last one,
the last one I sang to him.
The ending in this fits.
He has been my Master Teacher
Our suffering has been un-measurable
Our love has been at every ending...
it's like a full-house Aces and 8's.
It's the man from Fleetwood Mac who's neither Mick Fleetwood nor John McVie! His DIY album, "Seeds We Sow," displays yet again the softer side of FM's wild guitarist. I like this album because, while it's a nice oiece of soft rock to which one can relax, it really showcases Buckingham's skill and versatility as a guitarist. Sure, it's a tad guitar-heavy, but it *is* the man's weapon of choice.
Oh, and he played ALL the instruments on the record, not just guitar. How's THAT for versatility?
the sound of new gray hairs smugly telling the brown ones to "make room". My son just got his driver's license today........oh boy.
It definitely WOULD be heaven for me. A middle-age-guy lame excuse: none of the tour stops are within my general 150 mile-radius cut-off for daytripping to shows, and the only potential road trip that I came up with just doesn't appeal to me. Oh well...not happy am I.