[I’ve told this story before, I think but]… We saw Seven Mary Three at a festival in the 90s, and… Read more Lucky
As part of my meat wagon maintenance, I’ve been going for two 3 km walks every day, rain or shine… Read more A Walk
My family gave me a wonderful Father’s Day gift today.
Happy Father’s Day, y’all.
Pick any song on Tigerlily. They’re all perfect. I do love this lady’s work.
This is fun…
A message from WP today indicates we have passed 100,000 all-time views of our site. Simply: Thank you, all of… Read more 100k
This takes me back. I love the whole …And Out Come The Wolves album. Let’s go! [see what I did… Read more Ruby Soho
I don’t play Green Day often, but when I do, I play along with whole albums on the guitar. The… Read more No Pride
“Giraffe Tongue Orchestra is an American rock supergroup. The band consists of Alice in Chains vocalist William DuVall, guitarist Brent Hinds of Mastodon, lead guitarist Ben Weinman of The Dillinger… Read more Adapt Or Die
Ages ago I promised to tell you about some 2020 releases I’d meant to collect and cover here. So, in… Read more Stephen Malkmus – Groove Denied
I remember the first time I heard this 1996 album: We all have favourite record shoppes. When we lived in… Read more Disintegration / Free Money
Ages ago I promised to tell you about some 2020 releases I’d meant to collect and cover here. So, in… Read more Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero
I’ve been humming this today. Right on.
In honour of having (finally!!) met the mighty J. on Mike’s chat last night! Love these Jim Dead albums, love… Read more Bone Blue Moon
Ages ago I promised to tell you about some 2020 releases I’d meant to collect and cover here. So, in… Read more Kathleen Edwards – Total Freedom
All excited about new Sloan vinyl ordered yesterday, I got listening to the band (as is my usual wont). This… Read more The Rest Of My Life
Recorded under quarantine, this is GBV looking out at a world and wondering what comes next. It still sounds impeccably… Read more Guided By Voices – Styles We Paid For
James texted me about this, and in between reading that text and receiving order confirmation I may have blacked out… Read more New Sloan Vinyl! B-Sides Win Vol. 2 1998-2001! GET YOURS!!
I’ve raved about Jake Bugg in these pages before. I’m still listening. UPDATE: Deke mentioned the video I’d posted (the… Read more Lightning Bolt
A truly excellent, gripping film about two young heavy metal musicians, Ruben and Lou. Ruben loses his hearing on tour,… Read more Sound Of Metal
Ages ago I promised to tell you about some 2020 releases I’d meant to collect and cover here. So, in… Read more Guided By Voices – Mirrored Aztec
Jamming this gorgeous LP yesterday, I was trying to pick a track to share (there are only three) but, in… Read more Dexter Gordon – One Flight Up
Ages ago I promised to tell you about some 2020 releases I’d meant to collect and cover here. So, in… Read more Guided By Voices – Surrender Your Poppy Field
John Mayer’s new single has dropped, and it’s an interesting one. One the one hand, it’s a middle-of-the-road lite FM… Read more Last Train Home
So this is me branching out. I wanted another music mag to flip through, and I still really like the… Read more Why Can’t I Be You?
Did I ever tell you that I love this Lucinda Williams album (Car Wheels On A Gravel Road)? I love… Read more Can’t Let Go
Sunday morning mood.
Here’s a Saturday expedition for you… Incredible composition and musicianship from an incredible album… stunning. I never notice that this… Read more Octavarium
I was listening to the Faces yesterday and, while I’ve heard this one a million times, it hits me every… Read more Ooh La La
I am so here for everything about this.
We’ve talked about this stuff before, and this video nails the progression. Myself, I can go back even earlier, to… Read more This.
Update: I was fine after my vaccine dose #1 yesterday morning. Then, yesterday afternoon my arm perpetually felt like someone… Read more Buddy Holly
Yesterday I did simple things, like going for a walk, and finally getting Dad’s ladder so I could replace the… Read more The Clarity
Sunday mood. Incredible track. Chris Isaak does reverb like I would do reverb = all the reverbs. Then more!
Oh yeah. I was going to post the official video but it might be NSFW, depending where you work, and… Read more Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
Here’s another track from the tipped-on CD of that Uncut magazine I bought a while ago. Arab Strap has a… Read more The Turning Of Our Bones
I love Earth And Sun And Moon, Midnight Oil’s 1993 album. It is a solid, in your face effort from… Read more Truganini
I found a list of the 100 Best Songs Of 2020 on Apple Music. It proved to me that I… Read more The One In Which I Admit That I Am Not Up To Date On The Current Music That The Kids Are Playing (And Get Off My Lawn)
Come for the elegant mid-90s grunge of the Meat Puppets’ catchiest tune, stay for that stellar guitar tone (especially that… Read more Backwater
The Wolf. ‘Nuff said.
Ani DiFranco rules. I love the energy and story of this one. Oh, and the guitar part is amazing. Because… Read more Gravel
Sunday morning mood. It’s understandably easy to not click the video (below), to skip this song, thinking ‘yeah I’ve already… Read more Holding Back The Years
I bought a copy of Uncut magazine and it came with a free CD (still! In 2021!), the usual mix… Read more Canyonheart
Dave Brubeck Quartet, 1959. Use the good headphones. Stay for days.
Here’s a song with a long history. Written by the venerable Holland-Dozier-Holland and released as a single by Eddie Holland… Read more Leaving Here