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August…19 years later.

Posted: Sunday, June 24, 2012 in music, thoughts


The Counting Crows are my favorite band.  Period.  I “jumped on the bandwagon” 19 years ago when I heard Mr. Jones on the radio and I haven’t looked back since.   I have been with them through the ups (This Desert Life) and the downs (Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings) and everything inbetween.  I saw the Blu-Ray DVD they released entitled August and Everything After Live at Town Hall and picked it up because I hadn’t really seen them recorded on video before.  I fell in love with the DVD.  Then, around my birthday or so, I saw that they were putting out a vinyl album of the show they recorded for the DVD.  And what makes the album so great is that it is just a straight play-through set of August and Everything After.  Of course with a couple of tracks of talking, and some, if not most, of the songs updated just a tad – meaning   whole lot of Counting Crows soul, flavor and interludes thrown in.  I really wanted this album because, again, i love the Counting Crows and I really wanted a Counting Crows vinyl for my collection.  Besides their new Underwater Sunshine album this is the only vinyl i could find either on Amazon or Ebay.  Actually, i take that back….on Amazon they do have Recovering the Satellites for sale…used, for $150.

So not only did I get a Counting Crows album on vinyl but I got, essentially, their debut album for just a little more than what a “normal” new vinyl record cost.  I am happy.


Strike a Match.

Posted: Saturday, February 19, 2011 in music

Just read that Matchbox Twenty is coming out with a new album soon…..CANNOT WAIT!

New Posts

Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 in movies, music, short reviews

New Movie review here .

New Music review here .

She’s Back!

Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in music

Natalie Merchant’s new album is simply mind-blowing!  Heard an interview of her on NPR’s Fresh Air and they played some of the songs.  Incredible.  26 songs and they all go to show why she is still one of the best voices in music today.

I Really Will Have 2 Turntables and a Microphone

Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in music

My wonderful wife got me this

for my birthday so I can play some new records.  I have been playing them on an old record player that I had when I was a kid.  It does all right but this new turntable will so much fun to use.  Nothing better than sippin’ some coffee, reading a book and listening to some vinyl music being pumped out.


Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 in music

It truly is the retro-cool, superior way to listen to music.  And shortly I should have a couple of reviews up of some vinyls i have purchased recently.  Good stuff.

Ready for the Tournament? Me Neither.

Posted: Tuesday, October 20, 2009 in music, thoughts

So this is where I am at so far.  I planned on having this done a long time ago.  But better later than never.  Or, maybe not.

Parachutes – Yellow
Rush of Blood – Clocks, Warning Sign (WC), In My Place (WC)
Viva La Vida – Strawberry Swing
X&Y – Fix You

Matchbox 20:
Exile on Mainstream – How Far We’ve Come
More Than You Think You Are – Disease
Mad Season – Bent
Yourself or Someone Like You – Long Day

Lifehouse – Better Luck Next Time
Stanley Climbfall – Am I Ever Gonna Find Out
No Name Face – Only One, Somewhere Inbetween (WC)
Who We Are – Broken

Jars of Clay:
Good Monsters – Work
Jars of Clay – Love Song For a Savior
Much Afraid – Crazy Times
Redemption Songs – God Will Lift Up Your Head
Who We Are Instead – Trouble Is
11th Hour – Disappear
If I Left the Zoo – Unforgetful You
The Long Fall Back to Earth – Headphones

Counting Crows:
Saturday Nights, Sunday Mornings – Cowboys
This Desert Life – Mrs. Potter’s Lullaby
Recovering the Satellites – Another Horse Dreamer’s Blues
August and Everything After – Anna Begins
Hard Candy – American Girls

They are in no particular order.  I hope later this week to put them in some type of ranking and then have a tournament based on my own biases and prejudices.