Category: Listening

  • i like that new simply red song

    seriously. never thought i’d hear anyone say that again. how long has it been? 1989? sure, they’ve stayed in business over in europe, but we always ignore pop music over here. heck, the U.S. will likely miss this track too, but let me repeat: i like that new simply red song. and what makes it…

  • this is the emm to hear

    chances are, you’ve not heard a thing about her. this is another one of those that would probably fly just below your radar, unfortunately drowned out by the latest nu-metal idiocy polluting the local airwaves, or just not alternative enough to garner a collegiate notice. her name is emm gryner. not emma, just emm, and…

  • rediscovering the abbott

    it has been over two years since i mentioned her on this site, so long ago that i cannot even find the original post. i was doing the daily postings by hand back then, hard-coding them into html each and every time, so the disappearance doesn’t surprise me. just to bring you up to speed,…

  • within hearing distance

    it’s rather daunting when you look at it this way. i have just over 83 hours of mp3s, and that’s just what i have on my hard drive alone. about three and a half days. this is not counting the mp3s i have gathered over the last four years and burned to CD-R for so-called…

  • the things we keep, pt. 1

    the things we keep define us. or so i have been told. i have been a packrat for as long as i can remember, leaving drawers full of items that mean nothing to all but me. that carries on to now. and i keep these stacks of letters, cards, clippings and tickets. ticketmaster tickets. these…

  • crosstown move

    might i humbly suggest some things. if you are going to be moving furniture and boxes over a two day period, it might be advisable to not have any dental work done. also be sure to contact your local van rental place about six or seven months in advance, as it was my experience that…

  • Wonder Year

    Hollywood is usually an interesting gauge of a given year. For 1972, this is what could be found in your local cinerama: behind the green door ben blacula the candidate deep throat flesh gordon the godfather jeremiah johnson lady sings the blues pink flamingos play it again, sam the poseidon adventure shaft’s big score snoopy,…

  • la la la di da da

    today i bought a used CD, Poe’s Hello from 1995. i got home, put it on ("La la la di da da"), then looked to find out if she had done anything since. UBL gave me a lot of dead links, but one mentioned a novel written by her brother, which led me to Amazon.…

  • Great Albums?

    With the impending new year, every magazine, website, cable channel, radio station and pig sty is formulating some list of the Greatest (Fill-in-the-Blank) of the 20th Century. Well, I haven’t the time or the inclination to throw together such an ambitious and presumptuous list. However, the topic of Great Albums often comes up in discussion…

  • Jeff Buckley – Grace – A Review

    There is little so tragic as the too soon loss of potential. Such is the case with the late Jeff Buckley. This album was released in 1994 to feverish critical applause and though it received only a modicum of airplay, it was taken as a sign of wondrous things to come. But such things were…