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
I found the above John Prine cassette this weekend at a church garage sale for 50 cents. While playing it at home, I was reminded of his song, Spanish Pipedream, from his debut self-titled LP, the chorus of which proposes a kind of life hack from an exotic dancer in a bar: Blow up your … Continue reading Blow Up Your TV, Throw Away Your Phone?
My twin sons passed their drivers exams last week and today was the first day they drove to school and back without an adult in the car. Spoiler alert: They did great and made it safely to both school and home. However, I’ve been distracted all day by the thought of them driving. It has … Continue reading Driving Distractions