The Green Shell

The Beastie Boys’ Ill Communication album was released in 1994, when I was in high school. I remember watching the music video for Sabotage on MTV and being excited about buying the album when it was released. In those days, CDs were expensive, often $18-20 while cassettes were closer to $9-11. When the album was … Continue reading The Green Shell

The Word

Last weekend I stopped by my local record store to browse their tapes for sale. I recently repaired my Sony cassette deck and have been playing any tapes I have on hand. I wanted to find new tapes to listen to, and not necessarily music I was familiar with. I like the idea of finding … Continue reading The Word

Putting Things Away…

I have a bad habit of leaving things lying around and not putting them back where they belong. Yesterday I was reading Kevin Kelly’s 68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice and came across this: If you are looking for something in your house, and you finally find it, when you’re done with it, don’t put it … Continue reading Putting Things Away…

Living for the City

A few weeks ago, I was driving on the small back roads of Tennessee and decided to stop at a Goodwill in Shelbyville, TN. I quickly flipped through their records and found a copy of Ramsey Lewis’ Sun Goddess LP. I grabbed it and headed home. Since then I can’t stop listening to Ramsey’s cover … Continue reading Living for the City

Sony Walkman Repair

One night this week, while watching basketball, I decided to try and repair this Sony Walkman. Everything but the cassette deck worked properly which led me to believe it was a broken belt that needed replaced. After watching a few YouTube videos (mostly to figure out how to open the deck), I was able to … Continue reading Sony Walkman Repair

Full of Love

I recently found this 45 in my collection. At first I thought it was released by Pepe Rivera and couldn’t find much information on it but then I realized the band is actually called Nombres (also Los Nombres) and this 45 features Pepe Rivera. The 45 was released in the mid-1970s on Lorain Sounds, a … Continue reading Full of Love