Sunday, March 24, 2024

Pink Floyd had it right. Time does fly..

 I know most people will disagree, but for me when it comes to Pink Floyd their best album was Meddle. Dark Side was the best engineered but number 2 for me. Wish would be #3 Wall and earlier stuff have good songs but not better overall. I will give Comfortably Numb props but the album doesn't give me the emotional range of their best. 

As for music today, eh! I guess you must think of me as olde. Fortunately I am not overly concerned. I have a lot of old stuff, including radio broadcast, that I can listen to anytime I like.  I've converted much of my tape collection to mp3 and can now have free flowing music for better than a week, probably closer to a month. I'm not positive but I think I have at least a week of Grateful Dead alone. 

Today's artist, Toby Mac is one. My Love listens to Muscadine Bloodline a lot and I find them to be as good as anyone out there. My biggest problem I suppose is that I prefer lyrics to be composed of something besides what I call "gutter talk". If you can't compose without what used to be called "cuss words", expletives, dirty language, whatever you want to call abbreviated expressions, then don't.  Reminds me of a Doonesbury cartoon where the moon is described by one person who has a way with words and a Califoniaese speaker says "Oh wow. Lookit the moon." But I digress:

Sometimes I really would like to get in my space of music place and let the amplifiers roar. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2023


 or to quote "The Hub": Oh, very well.

That would have been 1973 or so

And on the Guam...

Now my body is remembering the North Atlantic and I need to hug a heater.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

When the sky falls

 Don't ask me. That's just the title that popped into my pointy little head.

I keep thinking about those "Top Ten" shows and it bothers me more than it should. I guess the confining of an artist to a singularity of genre' bugs me most. I mean take Dolly (Parton) for instance: Country, why yes indeed, and rock, sure, couple of hits there. Children's songs, pop music. How about 3000+ songs she has written and no, I cannot name them all.  How many other artist get pigeon holed into certain categories and any music that doesn't fit the preconceived notion is generally ignored. I remember when MTv started up.  Did not realize at the time how prophetic Mike Nesmith  was and didn't realize what a forerunner of the 80's The Monkees were. Of course most people back then didn't think of them as real musicians but even then I knew there was more substance supporting the campyness than was generally realized.MTv did eventually recognized Audio Adrenaline as a viable video candidate (Big House). Late night videos in north Alabama gave me Nena's "99 Luftballons" (in Deutsch), 

I wonder how many people realize that The Archies were a continuation of The Monkees? Music videos had their beginnings in cartoons

Monday, October 16, 2023

Eye Was Rideing down the road

 Listening to some tunes on my phone (through the car/truck stererereereo, natch) and I still find myself amazed at the heavyness of the music done by Starflyer59. The singing is often subdued but the music is like a sonic flood that pushes you along. If you'd like a guide, look to Spotify or Amazon Music or Apple Music (maybe, I don't know). Select the albums "Gold" and "Silver".  Then buckle up because you need to hold on. I would say turn it up, but that isn't necessary, the sound will move you at low to medium volumes.

Blue Collar Love (remix) is also available on the Blonde Vinyl sample.

Tune in.