Saturday, March 31, 2007

Do You Believe What I Say Now...

:: 01 ::

The Blue Album

This album has always been there for me, singing the soundtrack of my life. When I'm sad, I listen to it. When I'm mad, I listen to it. And when I'm happy, I listen to it. How perfect could one CD be. I can't say enough about the emotional connection I have with it. I guess it goes back to those high school days, old girlfriends, and stupid people; and when Rivers Cuomo was the only person in the world that understood me.

That's it. I'm out.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Be Like The Squirrel, Girl

:: 02 ::

The White Stripes

I'm Calm Like A Bomb

:: 03 ::

Rage Against The Machine
The Battle of LA

Because You Can't, You Won't, And You Don't.... stop

:: 04 ::

Beastie Boys
Ill Communication

Out Of Her Head She Sang

:: 05 ::

Foo Fighters
The Colour & The Shape

You Don't Know How Lucky You Are

:: 06 ::

The Beatles
The White Album

Monday, March 12, 2007

Half of the time we're gone but we don't know where...

#8 - Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water

If anyone on this list needs an explanation of how good this album is, you can email me. I don't expect my inbox to be filling up any time soon.

Favorites: Only Living Boy in New York, The Boxer, Baby Driver
Least Favorite: Bridge Over Troubled Water (ironic, no?)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

In Memorium

Monday, 12 Mar 2007

Lead singer for rock band Boston found dead

WASHINGTON: Brad Delp, the lead singer of the 1970s and '80s rock band Boston was found dead at his home in southern New Hampshire on Friday, local police said.

Delp, 55, apparently was home alone and there was no indication of foul play, Atkinson, New Hampshire, police said.

With Delp's big, high-register voice, Boston scored hits with More Than a Feeling, Long Time, and Peace of Mind. The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, but it remained active off and on, producing its last album Corporate America in 2002.

Delp was born in Boston, and bought his first guitar at age 13 after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, according to his website. Since 1994, he spent his spare time working in a tribute band called Beatle Juice, the band's website said.

The band's website carried a statement, "We've just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Walk into the Wild...

#8 Harrod and Funck, Harrod and Funck.

The rest of the albums from here on out are virtually interchangeable. This has been one of my favorite albums since high school. A friend's older brother told us the story of how these guys would attract hundreds of people with their music on the sidewalks and subways of Boston. I saw these guys live at Calvin College and became an immediate fan. They are excellent musicians and great story tellers. My favorite songs on this album are Something, Walk Into the Wild, and the Lion Song (which my brother played for us at the rehearsal dinner before our wedding). I can't think of any songs on this album that I don't like. Unfortunately, they broke up in 1999 after only releasing 3 albums. Jason Harrod still makes music and has released a few albums lately (not nearly as good as the glory days) Check these guys out if you get a chance-

Bittersweet Symphony

#1 - Urban Hymns (The Verve) 1997

My favorite album containing my favorite song, Lucky Man. This album has always been, and will likely always be, #1.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Backwoods Bazan

Since many of you have a past/present with David Bazan of Pedro the Lion, I thought I would offer a link to an interview I did with him in the Fall that just now made it to virtual print.

Check it out here. Coming soon: My #3.