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The Cutting Edge

Well, it happened.  The famed Bootleg Series just released “The Cutting Edge” an amalgamation of recordings from the three different albums at the pinnacle of Bob Dylan’s creative peak:  

Bringing It All Back Home, 1965
Highway 61 Revisited, 1965
Blonde On Bonde, 1966

These three albums are all master works of creativity.  At the time, and really, since, [...]

Bulleted Happenings

Quick one today–

Rebuilding the shed today in the same vein as the fence last year, should keep me busy most of the day.  Have to go buy some cedar posts and crossbeams, then install.
New iPhones ordered today for Teresa and I; definitely time to do so, my phone won’t charge and the home button is [...]

Favorite EPs All Time

I haven’t written about music in some time and was thinking about EPs yesterday.  Here’s a quick run down of my favorite EPs of all time.
It should be noted that I don’t usually buy EPs that are derivative of a greater work.  Often bands will make an EP out of one or two songs on [...]

Music As of Late

There are three albums I’m waiting on right now:
Father John Misty:  I Love You Honeybear
The Decemberists:  What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World
Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield:  Elliot Smith Covers
Of Montreal also has a new LP dropping, their recent work has been less awesome to me compared to their earlier stuff like Hissing [...]

Best Albums of 2014

This is a post I do every year, and it’s getting more difficult.
Here’s last year’s list.
If you like indie music, hip hop or punk music, there are some great albums on those links.  I look back at those lists and there are some extreme amounts of good albums.  The reason this list is getting harder [...]

Best Music of 2013

I did not listen to as many albums this last year as normal.  My guess is that I purchased roughly 60-70% as many albums, which is odd as I didn’t set out too.  Part of it is the fact that many of the bands I listen to didn’t have new stuff dropping, part of it [...]

Worthwhile Listening: Tokyo Police Club and Others

About two years ago I bought a CD called, Champ by Tokyo Police Club.  I really liked it but didn’t buy any other of their music due to having lots of other options and just not getting around to it.
This year the well ran dry in terms of new music for a few months and [...]

Top Albums of 2012

This is a little late! The trip over the holidays and catching up at work have slowed me down a lot. 2012 wasn’t a great musical year for me, there were quite a few really good albums, but nothing like other years. I think part of it is that I’m just not [...]

Prose Decomposed #9: Bright Eyes — Poison Oak

Poison oak, some boyhood braveryWhen the telephone was a tin can on a stringAnd I fell asleep with you still talking to meYou said you weren’t afraid to dieIn Polaroids you were dressed in women’s clothesWere you made ashamed? Why did you lock them in the drawer?And I don’t think that I ever loved you [...]

Prose Decomposed #8: No Use for a Name — Let Me Down

RIP Tony Sly
She’s never alone, because she’s scared of what she might say to herselfAlways drinking in the backroom of the bar where everyone turns inA half-hearted grinShe won’t be afraid as long as that prescription keeps going throughAnd all the happy pills make her look like cardboard cut out of someone,I use to learn [...]

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