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
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?
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”
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