Because why not? So here’s my “10 albums that made a lasting impression on you as a teenager” thing. I think I did this fairly recently, but what the hell. Rules are: only one per band/artist. Don’t take too long and don’t think. (I made my list of albums that were released when I was […]Read More That “10 teenage albums” thing
I’ve been lamenting the lack of compelling festival lineups this year, and instead of whining about what I’m not seeing, I thought I’d compose a list of what I would like to see at a music festival – preferably my own. (No, really, I’m hoping to put on a music festival here in my home […]Read More Festival Of My Dreams
By 1972, Curits Mayfield was a respected musicial artist and songwriter, having written “People Get Ready” in 1965 for his group The Impressions. In 1972, he composed the soundtrack for the Blaxploitation film Super Fly. This album, along with Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On and the Shaft soundtrack the year before, helped explore and explain some of the […]Read More Album Listening Club – Super Fly discussion
Every year for the past five years, Concerts for Kids has put on the Denver Day of Rock on a Saturday in late May. The first year I knew of it was in 2010 when I saw that Fishbone was playing – FOR FREE. That’s right, the DDoR is a free show, every year. It […]Read More Denver Day of Rock 2014
On the afternoon of Friday the 4th, I logged in to a social website I belong to and saw that headline on someone’s post: RIP MCA. My stomach sank, my jaw dropped, and my mind raced. I remembered that he had cancer. I remembered that he had not shown up to the Beastie Boys’ induction […]Read More R.I.P. MCA
The other day, I found myself wanting to hear some Psychedelic Furs, so I put on Mirror Moves (1984) and I tweeted about it. That led somehow to me listening to The Smiths’ Meat Is Murder (1985), which in turn led me to listen to OMD’s Crush (1985). Naturally, Listen Like Thieves (1985) by INXS and The Cure’s The Head […]Read More 1985 – Best year for music, ever?