TGIF. Above is a funky Friday jam for you to play loud today. I discovered Kenny Smith after finding a 45 of him singing Keep On Walkin’ Baby. From there, I had to hear more and found his album, One More Day, which led me to this track, Go For Your Self. The drummer in … Continue reading Go For Your Self
At my local thrift store, I found a sealed copy of the 2 CD compilation called Night Train To Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970. Having lived in Nashville for over twenty years now, it was refreshing to find a compilation of R&B hits from the city rather than the usual country comps. What … Continue reading Night Train to Nashville
I’m not interested in running for political office, but if I was running a Democratic race for the 2020 election and needed a song to help explain a point of view that feels the opposite of the current climate, I would request permission to use the Staple Singers’ 1973 song, Bridges Instead of Walls. Here’s … Continue reading Bridges Instead of Walls
I love a good ambient soundtrack to play while I am working. I probably listen to music 6-8 hours a day in my office and that includes a wide variety of genres. Sometimes I need a loud rock song to get me motivated or other times a nice jazz soundtrack to fill in the background. … Continue reading Background Music for Work, Studying, Etc.
The local record store where I DJ had a sidewalk sale a few weeks ago. I had a gig there that night and after my set was over, I thumbed through the dollar bin from the sale earlier that day. The above album cover caught my eye and I recognized the artwork from the same … Continue reading Today’s Song: Move On by Osibisa
A friend recently posted on Facebook, “What song/album/artist makes you feel fall?”. The first song that came to mind, Yo La Tengo’s Autumn Sweater. I thought it might be a little on the nose regarding his question but it does actually feel like a fall song to me so it works perfectly. Did you know … Continue reading Autumn Sweaters
I’ve added another tool to my recent collage practice: a small Field Notes notebook to quickly collage in during my lunch break. This notebook isn’t meant for thought out, overly detailed collages. Instead, I just find a few random images and text and glue them inside while eating my lunch. It’s interesting how a small … Continue reading Quick Collages