I recently purchased Prince and the New Power Generation’s CD, Love Symbol Album, and was surprised by the following lyrics in his song, My Name Is Prince: My name is Prince, I don’t wanna be king Cuz I’ve see the top and it’s just a dream Big cars and women and fancy clothes Will save … Continue reading My Name Is Prince And I Am…Here To Discuss Your Eternal Resting Place
As I mentioned last week, my wife and I stayed home for our annual fall break vacation, a staycation if you will. At first, we had a hard time acclimating to the free time, but we found a groove and knocked out a lot of little things during our time at home… Took the car … Continue reading Staycation Success
Just over a month ago, I decided I wanted to start running again. I really dislike running as a form of exercise but I also dislike paying a monthly fee for a gym I know I will never visit. Running it is. I’ve started and stopped a running habit many times in my life. Unfortunately … Continue reading My New Running Habit is Five Weeks Old!
My wife and kids are on fall break from school this week and I decided to take the week off from work as well. Our kids are on a birthday trip with their grandmother and cousin this week leaving my wife and I home alone. Due to us paying better attention to our finances (aka … Continue reading Staycation Stress
Yesterday, while shopping at the thrift store, I stumbled on the above copy of Gordon Jenkins’ Seven Dreams LP. I couldn’t pass up that cover and brought it home to listen to. It’s an interesting mix of narration about someone having seven dreams while Gordon’s lush musical arrangements play in the background. I noticed during … Continue reading Folsom City vs Crescent City Blues
A couple of weekends ago, I helped a friend at her record store repair some pieces of gear to sell in her shop. While working, I stumbled on this dubbed tape of John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme and Sonny Rollin’s A Night at the Village Vanguard. I thought it would be fun to have this … Continue reading Coltrane, Rollins & Dan Baird? How Mixtapes Didn’t Kill The Music Industry.
“That one makes me sad,” said my wife when looking at my open collage book. I hadn’t started a collage on the right hand page yet so I knew she was referencing the photo of the person lying down, being tested with the heading “Company Man”. I didn’t reply with any hidden meaning or explanation, … Continue reading That One Makes Me Sad
I recently went on a Bandcamp deep dive, spending hours scouring the site for new and interesting sounds. I find this is a healthy way to break out of my listening circles where I’m simply choosing the same thing over and over to play. I’ll admit the first thing about Christelle’s release that caught my … Continue reading Track of the Day: Christelle Bofale’s Origami Dreams
Last year I bought this vintage JBL audio jacket with the words “Get Into Music” embroidered on the back. We are officially in the fall season here in Nashville and the high today is supposed to 98 degrees. I’m ready for the weather to break and for us to have a true fall season and … Continue reading Get Into Music
Last night I finished reading Amanda Petrusich’s, Do Not Sell At Any Price, a book about 78rpm collectors. I highly recommend this book to any who collects records. The book is packed full of stories about people finding 78s which kept me engaged throughout, understanding what the rush feels like when you find a needle … Continue reading Collection + Curation – Do Not Sell At Any Price