Music Log 2022


It’s that time again!

Top Albums Heard So Far:

  1. Soft Winds, Dorthy Ashby (1961, YouTube)
  2. Seven Steps to Heaven (1963, Barnes & Noble), Miles Davis
  3. After All (1969, YouTube), After All
  4. Funkadelic (1970, YouTube), Funkadelic
  5. Octopus (1972, YouTube), Gentle Giant
  6. Hitchhike to Rhome (1994, Public Library), Old 97’s
  7. Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966, Half Price Books) Simon & Garfunkel
  8. Farewell Andromeda (1973, Public Library), John Denver
  9. Foxtrot (1972, YouTube), Genesis
  10. Keep Your Soul Together (1973, YouTube), Freddie Hubbard
  11. High-Flying (1976, YouTube), Hiromasa Suzuki
  12. Whirlwind (1977, YouTube), Spin
  13. The Rick and Morty Soundtrack (2018, Barnes & Noble), Multiple Artists
  14. Desolation Angels (1979, Public Library), Bad Company
  15. Californication (1999, Public Library), Red Hot Chili Peppers
  16. Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (1993, Public Library), The Cranberries

January:

  1. True: Avicii by Avicii, Avicii (2014, Public Library)-5.5
  2. The Sound Of The Life Of The Mind, Ben Folds Five (2012, Public Library)-9.0
  3. Electriclarryland, Butthole Surfers (1996, Public Library)-7.0
  4. No Jacket Required, Phil Collins (1984/2016 re-release extra edition, Public Library-9.5
  5. Bottle It In, Kurt Vile (2018, Public Library)-9.5
  6. Filoxiny, Skinshape (2018, YouTube)-9.5
  7. Night Drive, Timecop1983 (2018, YouTube)-9.0
  8. VHS, CASTLEBEAT (2018, YouTube)-9.0
  9. Closer To Grey, Chromatics (2019, YouTube)-8.5
  10. Dawn FM (2022, YouTube), The Weeknd-9.5
  11. Mild Orange, Mild Orange (2020, YouTube)-9.5
  12. Jam Session, Charlie Parker (1952, YouTube)-9.0
  13. Miles Davis Meets Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (1954, YouTube)-9.5
  14. Dorthy Ashby in a Minor Groove (1958, YouTube), Dorthy Ashby-9.0
  15. My Favorite Things (1961, YouTube), John Coltrane-9.0

February:

  1. (16) Soft Winds, Dorthy Ashby (1961, YouTube)-10.0
  2. (17) Dreams, Gabor Szabo (1968, YouTube)-9.0
  3. (18) Seven Steps to Heaven (1963, Barnes & Noble), Miles Davis-10.0
  4. (19) Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. (1964, Barnes & Noble), Simon & Garfunkel-9.0
  5. (20) Rocky Mountain High (1972, Barnes & Noble), John Denver-9.5
  6. (21) After All (1969, YouTube), After All-10.0
  7. (22) Afreaka! (1970, YouTube), Demon Fuzz-9.0
  8. (23) Atom Heart Mother (1970, YouTube), Pink Floyd-9.5
  9. (24) Funkadelic (1970, YouTube), Funkadelic-10.0
  10. (25) Paesaggi (1971, YouTube), Piero Umiliani-9.5
  11. (26) Halcyon Days (2013, Public Library), Ellie Goulding-8.5

March:

  1. (27) Dreams of Impossibilities (1972, YouTube), Warm Dust-9.0
  2. (28) Ethiopian Knights (1972, YouTube), Donald Byrd-7.0.
  3. (29) Octopus (1972, YouTube), Gentle Giant-10.0
  4. (30) Natural Affair (2019, Public Library), The Growlers-7.5
  5. (31) When You See Yourself (2021, Public Library), Kings of Leon-6.5
  6. (32) Hitchhike to Rhome (1994, Public Library), Old 97’s-10.0
  7. (33) Green Balloon (2019, Public Library), Tank and the Bangas-9.0
  8. (34) Paradise (2016, Public Library), White Lung-8.0
  9. (35) Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme (1966, Half Price Books) Simon & Garfunkel-10.0
  10. (36) No Need to Argue (1994, Public Library), The Cranberries-9.0
  11. (37) Farewell Andromeda (1973, Public Library), John Denver-10.0
  12. (38) Talking Dreams (2013, Public Library), Echosmith-8.0

April:

  1. (39) Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970, Public Library), Emerson, Lake & Palmer-7.5
  2. (40) Sob Rock (2021, Public Library), John Mayer-8.5
  3. (41) Foxtrot (1972, YouTube), Genesis-10.0
  4. (42) Taylor Swift (2006, Public Library), Taylor Swift-9.0
  5. (43) The Tractors (1994, Public Library), The Tractors-6.5
  6. (44) Mind over Matter (2014, Public Library), Young the Giant-9.0
  7. (45) Keep Your Soul Together (1973, YouTube), Freddie Hubbard-10.0
  8. (46) Thrust (1974, YouTube), Herbie Hancock-9.5
  9. (47) Alleycat (1975, YouTube), Nucleus-8.5
  10. (48) High-Flying (1976, YouTube), Hiromasa Suzuki-10.0
  11. (49) Juice (1976, YouTube), Ryo Kawasaki-9.5
  12. (50) Tattoo You (1981, Public Library), The Rolling Stones-9.5
  13. (51) Walk The Moon (2012, Public Library), Walk The Moon-3.0
  14. (52) Pacific Daydream (2017, Public Library), Weezer-7.5

May:

  1. (53) Yardbirds ’68 (1968, Public Library), The Yardbirds-8.0
  2. (54) Pharaoh (1977, YouTube), Pharoah Sanders-9.0
  3. (55) Whirlwind (1977, YouTube), Spin-10.0
  4. (56) Everything Is Wrong (1995, Half-Price Books), Moby-9.0
  5. (57) Live At Reeding (2009/1992, Half-Price Books), Nirvana-9.5
  6. (58) Kimono My House (1974, YouTube), Sparks-9.5
  7. (59) Suicide (1977, YouTube), Suicide-9.5
  8. (60) We’re Only In It For The Money (1968, Public Library), Frank Zappa-7.5
  9. (61) Dropout Boogie (2022, Target), The Black Keys-9.5
  10. (62) The Pavillion of Dreams (1978, YouTube), Harold Budd/Brian Eno
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Horrorfest 2020 Presents: Bad Channels (1992, Ted Nicolaou)


Made during Full Moon Features’ 1990s DTV craze, Bad Channels is cheesy, dumb, and mostly fun. This movie works despite it’s obvious limitations, and I was never bored even when I was rolling my eyes at how silly this movie really is at times. The alien creature alone is ridiculous enough, yet so is the movie’s “plot.”

Dan (Paul Hipp) is a loser DJ who is in love with Lisa (Martha Quinn), a reporter who refuses to give him even the time of day. Ah, young romantic sci-fi horror movie complications. An alien shows up, kills some poor cameraman and then takes over the studio Dan works at. This alien then uses the power of rock via the studio’s radio broadcast to steal women and kidnap them! Bad horny alien, bad!

That is about it for the plot, which is outlandish and an excuse for Blue Oyster Cult to show up, rocking nuns and lots of women dancing. For the viewers enjoyment, apparently. The two leads are ok together, yet Lisa could do much better, that’s for sure. 7/10, I say check this out for maximum 90s cheese that doesn’t exist anymore.

Don’t Fear The Reaper


Man I love that song and Blue Oyster Cult. Anyways this post is inspired by the sad fact that the great South African leader Nelson Mandela is sick and quite possibly on his deathbed at the age of 94. It’s funny how we take for granted that the people we love are going to be around forever-that our parents and grandparents, siblings, kids, pets-even though we know that’s not the case. Most people are afraid to discuss death and dying, and I can’t blame them although funny enough people said they would rather be in the casket at a funeral than giving the in memorial speech. Perhaps because I have lost too many people over the last decade I am a tad numb when it comes to the subject, as if I’ve already thought about how life is too short.

What annoys me is when parents try to hide the subject from their kids, as if their children are not going to have questions when their beloved Fluffy shifts off its mortal coil or a beloved grandparent or relative passes away. I wish my parents had been a little more honest about it, although they told me about Heaven and the afterlife which of course if it includes a heaven includes a hell, too. Honestly I’m rather curious about what lies in the great beyond, and if there is even a great beyond to begin with. Maybe when they stick your corpse in that wooden box; burn it in the incinerator; shoot it into space; do whatever….that’s the end. I guess since I think there is a place you go after you die I’m the optimistic type, and that’s fine. I would like it if we talked about death more than black metal bands do, however that’s just the fear preventing us from facing our own mortality. “Baby take my hand…”

 

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