Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “Lale li si”

I’ve loved Bulgarian-style women’s choirs since a friend first introduced me to them back in 2008. These harmonies are tighter than the jeans I just pulled out of the dryer and more precise than winged eyeliner.

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Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane this Week: Flying Solo Edition

Everyone knows the solo careers of some of music’s finest performers. John Lennon, George Harrison, and Paul McCartney all had amazing solo careers post Beatles. Beyoncé is reaching heights that she only dreamed of when she was just a member of Destiny’s Child. Plenty of musicians leave famous bands for one reason or another and form. I call this the Dave Grohl. Other peoples’ solo albums reflect poorly upon their group work. Gwen Stefani and Dee Dee Ramone, this means you. I have been listening to a lot of famous musicians’ solo work recently. Continue reading Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane this Week: Flying Solo Edition

Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “While We’re Young”

Bob Thompson, inventor of “Space Age Pop,” recorded this piece of music with the Bob Thompson Orchestra and the Bob Thompson Chorus. Chill out, Bob Thompson, we know it’s all about you. Continue reading Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “While We’re Young”

Record Machine: Echo & The Bunnymen

I love Echo & The Bunnymen’s self-titled 1987 album almost as much as I love their 1984 masterpiece Ocean Rain, but the self-titled is the one I have on vinyl, so here we are. Let’s talk about it.

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Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “Neptune, the Mystic,” from Gustav Holst’s Suite The Planets

Convinced that Forgotify is trying to make me look like an opportunistic journalist, I regret to inform you that I actually performed this work less than three weeks ago.  Continue reading Forgotify, the Last Frontier: “Neptune, the Mystic,” from Gustav Holst’s Suite The Planets

Record Machine: Babylon By Bus by Bob Marley and The Wailers

I will not even remotely pretend to be an expert on reggae nor Bob Marley, but I’m still very happy to have Babylon By Bus in my record collection. This double live album is a perfect afternoon groove.

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