Category: Music

The Checkmates: Do the Walk

Once upon a time I thought I knew a lot about “oldies” music, but the more I delve into things the more I find that…

Snake Charmer cover

Jah Wobble meets The Edge

A few days ago I was reading through Jah Wobble’s discography and noticed something I hadn’t spotted before, an EP with Holger Czukay and U2’s…

Casey Kasem

Get your top 40 on…

If you’re of a certain age, you probably spent some time listening to American Top 40 with Casey Kasem. While I’m not a big top…

The Staves: Tired as Fuck (and a rant)

A few months ago, I stumbled on The Staves “Tired as Fuck,” and it’s been a go-to listen on YouTube, Spotify, etc. It’s got a…

Secret Drum Band's Dynamics

Today’s album pick: Dynamics by Secret Drum Band

This is another Bandcamp win, Secret Drum Band‘s Dynamics. Based in Portland, Oregon the band describes the album thusly: “Dynamics sees composers Lisa Schonberg, Allan…

Pearl Jam Vs. album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #46 (“Vs.”)

Pearl Jam‘s Vs. hits all the sweet spots for me as a fan of the band. All the band’s metaphorical engines are firing at full,…

Wings Over America album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #47 (“Wings Over America”)

Wings live album Wings Over America is another one of those albums that I pretty much wore out the cassette tape. Thank goodness for CDs…

Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #48 (“Little Earthquakes”)

What’s not to love about Tori Amos‘ debut album, Little Earthquakes? Amos’ command of the piano, her lovely and haunting voice, and the incredibly well-written…

Purple Rain album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #49 (“Purple Rain”)

As I pulled together my list of my 100 albums, I definitely wrestled with a few of the choices. Where to rank certain albums, whether…

The Smiths ‎– The Queen Is Dead album cover

My favorite 100 albums of all time: #50 (“The Queen is Dead”)

The Smiths didn’t last long, but they left behind an amazing legacy and incredible impact. By the time the band recorded The Queen is Dead…