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 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
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.
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?