It is the annual American tradition of Sportsball Sunday on February 1st. My local team, the Seattle Seahawks, are up against the Evil Empire of the National Football League, the New England Patriots. Tom Brady is Darth Vader and Bill Belichick is the Emperor. Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, Marshawn Lynch, and the rest of the Hawks will be up for the task. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Superbowl Sunday Edition
After writing about Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie songs, I couldn’t very well leave out Lindsey Buckingham’s contributions to Fleetwood Mac. So let’s get to five of my favorite songs from the man himself.
I really enjoyed my first High Fives, so I wanted to bring it back. I found an excellent person to interview in my good friend Kara Tucker. She and I have very similar musical tastes especially in our love of Sleater-Kinney, the Beatles, Against Me!, and the Beach Boys. Read More High Fives: Kara Tucker
I had the pleasure to discuss music with one of my favorite people in the world, our own Sara Habein. We know how much I love lists and rankings, and it seems that having a discussion about music and adding rankings to things is right up my alley. I had so much fun having a little back and forth with Sara. Read More High Fives: Sara Habein
This 10 inch limited edition single from Bush is one of the first records I bought on my own, even though I didn’t own a record player at the time. There are three songs on it, and the amount I paid shook out to be roughly four bucks per song. Did I care? Of course not. The hopeless completist within me felt it was meant to be.
Beautifully sparse and melancholic, Nebraska is one of my favorite Bruce Springsteen albums. Between my original collection and my inherited records, I’ve ended up with two copies, and part of my fondness for the man’s music likely has to do with growing up hearing it. It was the same for my husband.
2014 was kind of shit to a lot of people, me included. While there were some high points, it seemed like 2014 just messed a lot of things up for plenty of people. It felt like a whole year of upheaval. The end of 2014 was especially triggering for me; not only did I feel left out of the holidays because of work and distance, but the tragic death of Leelah Alcorn really hit close to home. Read More Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Hello 2015
Let’s change up Record Machine a little this week and talk about three albums I don’t have on vinyl, though they are all available in that format.