Like most people, I remember my first time rather vividly. I was at a party, it was just after my birthday, and I’d been talking to this guy all night. Our musical interests were pretty different, but he was passionate about his favorites and I respected that. I was ready to leave and he told me he wanted me to hear one song before I … Continue reading Manners Turns Ten
It’s funny how music travels with you over the years. The memories that are created around sounds can be so vivid…you might remember a conversation with someone or an intimate moment, maybe even a horrifying time at the drop of a dime if the right song comes on the radio. And it doesn’t matter what the song is, it’s just whatever was playing at the … Continue reading Do I Secretly Like Goo Goo Dolls?
I realized that I never posted this short video from September of last year featuring Fiona Apple and Blake Mills performing together at Mayne Stage in Chicago. I was fiddling around with the camera and only shot the last minute or so of the song, but it’s worth checking out. Fiona delivers a really strong vocal and Mills is great as always on the guitar. … Continue reading Fiona Apple and Blake Mills Cover Conway Twitty’s “It’s Only Make Believe”
On New Year’s Day the great blizzard of 2014 began, and we were forced to drive from Bloomington back to Chicago instead of flying out of Indianapolis as planned. The only good thing to come of this was that our rental car had Sirius XM radio, and the 90’s channel was playing their top 90 songs of the 90’s. I was appalled by some of … Continue reading Top 90 Of The 90’s
It feels kinda like 2010 is getting a second life around here lately. Last week I posted my old review of The Congregation’s Not For Sleepin’ and now I’m doing a review of another album that I missed two years ago. Some things are worth revisiting, though, and honestly my excuse for not reviewing it back then is just laziness. Now that I’ve actually heard Canasta’s album, I feel like an idiot.
If it hadn’t been for a record release show by Young Jesus back in January, I probably still would be ignorant to the sounds of Canasta. Luckily they opened that show with a tremendous set, capped off by the greatest version of Blackstreet’s “No Diggity” I’ve ever heard. I’ve been listening to The Fakeout, The Tease, And The Breather off and on since then, but decided to wait until now to give it a review.