Torres, In the Valley Below


These are some tracks from the Torres - Sprinter album and In the Valley Below - The Belt albums that I really enjoy.

 



Rolling Stone Top Albums List (50-26)


Onward through the Rolling Stone Top 500 albums of all time list from 50-26th, their are some very strong albums here.

 



Rolling Stone Top Albums List (75-51)


I have been continuing through the Rolling Stone Top 500 albums of all time list at a steady pace. Here are my comments on numbers 75-51...

 



Rolling Stone Top Albums List


I am going through the Rolling Stone Top 500 albums of all time list. I am cheating a bit by starting at 100 and working my way to number one.

Even if you do not agree with the RS rankings or my numeric grades below, it is a fun list because it exposes you to some albums that might be outside of your usual listening genre that are worth a listen. I am up to number 74 on the list and these are my findings so far...

 



Arkells - Come to Light


Here is one of my favourite songs over the summer. "Come to Light" by the Arkells. Enjoy.

 



Favourite Albums of 2013


Embarassing, that almost half of 2014 has passed. I suppose I have been busy...

Frightened Rabbit - Pedestrian Verse Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Push the Sky Away Alela Dianne - About Farewell
 

Songs of the Day: Black Crowes and Frightened Rabbit


(turn up the speakers : )
Frightened Rabbit - Holy


The Black Crowes - I Ain''t Hiding

 

music, music all around - martin sexton show and upcoming releases


Tressa and I saw John Martyn Martin Sexton play in Saskatoon on February 3rd. It was a good show. I only knew the songs Glory Bound and parts of Black Sheep beforehand, but was impressed. Sexton was much bluesier that I had previously thought and a very solid guitarist. He also has a really good voice...like...you don't even know how good, Vince. You don't even know ; )

It was a fun outing and we discovered that Tressa needs a wagon for her purse. So I welded her one ; )

Looking at the list of upcoming albums, three have piqued my interest in the next month.
February 15th:

  • PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
    has had rave reviews. Interested in what this will sound like
  • Bright Eyes - The People's Key
    latest from the Nebraska band of Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nate Walcott

March 3rd:

  • Fleet Foxes - Helplessness blues
    Long await sequel to there great first album. Really looking forward to this one!

 

Easing into the work day through classical music


Recently, I've discovered a classical music program, tempo, on CBC radio 2 (105.5FM locally) that coincides with my drive to work. When it is -30 Celsius outside and I can barely open my eyes, it is a nice transition between sleep and dreams and the real world.

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I have always liked classical music - in limited doses - so ten or fifteen minutes a day of increased exposure is perfect : )

Plus I get to find out all kinds of useless trivia arcana. Example: Apparently Mozart liked to sign his letters as Trazom - his name backwards.

 

thoughts


so, i have pondered that music often sounds very good in my car. therefore, it would be worthwhile to try recording myself with an acoustic inside of it - with modern technology, i could easily fit my laptop, mixer and microphone. the only external power i would need would be for my one phantom power unit, which i could buy a lighter adapter for...with winter coming this might have to wait until spring or a very mild day

thought two:
morality aside, i was wondering whether betrayal or rejection is worse to face