Banned by the BBC: “Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Germans”

This week I received an email from the Internet Archive stating they have reformatted over 50,000 78 RPM sides from the Boston Public Library archives as part of their Great 78 Project. I always scan the titles for what sounds like it would be interesting to hear and stumbled on a title, Don’t Let’s Be … Continue reading Banned by the BBC: “Don’t Let’s Be Beastly to the Germans”

Long Black Veil

It’s 5:00 am and I’m lying in bed, wide awake, thinking about what I would do if I were accused of murder and sentenced to die, all because my only alibi would place me having an affair with my best friend’s wife. Huh? It all started this past Sunday when I stopped by the local … Continue reading Long Black Veil

Revisiting R.E.M.’s Monster

Are you aware of the Artist’s Date? Julia Cameron coined the term in her book, The Artist’s Way (highly recommended). The Artist’s Date is a block of time that aspiring and established artists devote to stepping aside from their work to engage in simple, fun activities that nourish their creative spirits. All artists have experienced creative blocks and know the … Continue reading Revisiting R.E.M.’s Monster

Embraced – An Orchestrated Failure -VINYL – UPDATED!!!

In 2018, my (now defunct) record label reissued the Embraced album, An Orchestrated Failure, on vinyl for the first time since the initial release in 2002. We chose to press the LP on 180 gram vinyl and remaster the album with Brad Boatright (Converge and Defeater) and even tweaked the artwork layout with Michael Muller … Continue reading Embraced – An Orchestrated Failure -VINYL – UPDATED!!!