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16 April 2011

Great Find - Record Store Day

So, since it's Record Store Day, the Lady of the Manor and I sauntered on down to the ol' Recycled Records to peruse the various music on vinyl, tape and CD.

Three hours and $50 later, I'm happy to report success.

First up, two discs of Professor Longhair.  "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" and "Blues Originals, Vol. 2 - Professor Longhair: New Orleans Piano" compile many of the piano greats recordings from the 40's and 50's, with little overlap on the discs.

"Blues Originals, Vol. 3 - Texas Guitar from Dallas to L.A." contains sides by T-Bone Walker, Guitar Slim and Al King.

Next, a 2-disc set of interviews conducted by the late, great Studs Terkel for the book "Hard Times"

Lastly, another 2-disc set, this time of Alan Lomax's Louisiana Recordings from 1934.

Remember, you can make every day a Record Store Day.  Patronize your local record store (if you still have one in your town, city or municipality) where you'll get to hang around other music weirdos and maybe discover new tunes.

15 April 2011

Playlist for April 15th, 2011

I'm the kinda guy who doesn't mind paying my taxes.

I might have issues with getting them in on time (due to general laziness and procrastination), but the whole exercise doesn't bother me, as it does with many other people.

The way I look at it, if you like roads, schools, first responders (police, fire, ambulance), hospitals and general peace in society, you shouldn't mind paying taxes.

Now, this is not to say that I like everything my tax money helps pay for.

For example, I don't like that my taxes help pay for tax breaks for corporations and the disgustingly wealthy.  (I do have problems with greed)


Since it's Tax Day, here's a playlist about taxes & money.


10 April 2011

Movie Night - The Commitments

Self-proclaimed music businessman, Jimmy Rabbitte decides that what Dublin, Ireland needs is a good soul band.

After putting an ad in the paper and holding tryouts in his parents living room, Jimmy cobbles together a group of talented, yet rough around the edges musicians who begin to come together.

After a few gigs (which prove their talent), the band begins to have tensions amongst the members, thanks to egos and success.

With soul classics such as "Try A Little Tenderness", "Mustang Sally", "Chain of Fools" and "Midnight Hour", the band is tight, the music is good and vibe is soulful.

This movie will make you wanna start a band.

Go out and do it!

And, in between practices, you should...

...check it out!!! (WP)(AMG)(IMDB)