Although my run was a disappointingly slow one, I stuck with my game plan for music along the way. As obsessed as I am with music, and I have it playing around me in some form or another nearly every waking moment, it has been years since I ran or rode my bike with earbuds. … Continue reading 42nd Race to Robie Creek Mental Playlist (4-20-19)
After their first two albums shot them into the stratosphere, Ed, Mike, and crew begin their descent into doing what they want to do – and it suits them incredibly well. There have been solid albums on this list so far (#500-493), but this is the first I am truly passionate about. ***Disclaimer: Attentive readers … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #492: Pearl Jam – Vitalogy (1994)
Just what the world needs – a white dude in 2019 critiquing 1970s funk music. Well, thanks Rolling Stone! Here we go… If you ask me, which I guess you didn’t… these guys are definitely at their best when they up the tempo and boogie down, and they just don’t do that enough here. There … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #493: Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s the Way of the World (1975)
And now for a (slightly delayed) stroll down memory lane... The sound of decades past. Ok, ok, its not March anymore - so sue me. Notable March 2009 releases: Cage the Elephant – Cage the Elephant Matt Schultz’s unique, in-your-face vocal delivery is what first caught my attention on this eponymous debut, and his band … Continue reading Old Releases: March 2019 edition (Cage the Elephant, Silverchair)
Madonna who? If it has to be an 80s female pop vocalist, I’ll take Cyndi without a doubt. Part of the beautiful/horrible dichotomy of this project is the fact that it exposes me (and perhaps you, dear reader) to music that I otherwise would literally never voluntarily listen to. She’s So Unusual is a perfect … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #494: Cyndi Lauper – She’s So Unusual (1983)
Here are the bands to see, folks - or, at least, the bands I intend to see. Fort Mania will take over downtown Boise for the 8th year, and this time we have over 400 artists playing in more than 25 venues over the course of five days (and long, late nights). As usual, the … Continue reading Treefort Music Festival VIII (2019) is nearly upon us!
While admittedly some of this album doesn’t do it for me, it is incredibly easy to hear the influence this album and their other mid-80s work had on so much of the music I love from the early 90s. When Bob Mould, Grant Hart, and Greg Norton started making music in Minneapolis in the early … Continue reading Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time – #495: Husker Du – New Day Rising (1985)