• 2012 Good Stuff

    26 Jan 2012, 23:12 by conoalias

    records i like, in no order whatsoever:

    From The Mouth Of The Sun - Woven Tide (own LP)
    Ilyas Ahmed - With Endless Fire
    In Sequence - Rain For Sound
    Leonard Cohen - Old Ideas (own LP)
    Lilacs & Champagne - Lilacs & Champagne (own LP)
    Mark Lanegan (Band) - Blues Funeral (own LP)
    Matt Elliott - The Broken Man (own LP)
    The Caretaker - Patience (After Sebald) (own LP)
    Slant Azymuth - Slant Azymuth (own LP)
    Tindersticks - The Something Rain (own LP)
    Damien Jurado - Maraqopa (own LP)
    John Zorn - Mount Analogue
    Adrian Aniol - Arrythmia OST
    Air - Le Voyage Dans La Lune
    Gareth Dickson - Quite A Way Away
    Greg Haines - Digressions
    Nadja and Vampillia - The Primitive World
    James Blackshaw - Love Is The Plan, The Plan Is Death (own LP)
    Steve Moore & Majeure - Brainstormed EP (own LP)
    Jozef van Wissem & Jim Jarmusch - Concerning The Entrance Into Eternity (own LP)
    Desiderii Marginis - Procession
    Sun Kil Moon - Among The Leaves
  • Music I Fell In Love With In 2007

    21 Feb 2008, 04:00 by OnionPalac

    It's a shame how with so much music being so easily accessible through the internet these days that more and more people are not devoting enough time to great albums. I often hear about people simply listening to one album, if that, and then moving on to the next bundle of files they downloaded without much of a chance of the previous albums being returned to multiple times to become part of that person's life. Where I come from we would call these people posers.
    I encourage everyone to actually listen to the albums that speak to them. Return to them many times and live them.
    Below I made a few lists of music that meant a lot to me in 2007.
    These are lists for music that:

    *was released in 2007 that I fell in love with
    *I discovered and fell in love with in 2007, but was released in another year
    *I rediscovered and fell in love with again in 2007. I tried to keep this down to music I have not listened to for ten years or more.
  • Closing a Box, Opening a Little Blue Icon

    3 May 2006, 13:58 by jcshepard

    The week I closed out the “A-C” moving box and moved on to the D box. At this pace, I’ll survey my CD collection about, oh, the Next Millennium. In recognition of this landmark, however, I also upped for a short-term subscription to this last.fm addiction. See how that goes. Anyways, on to the charts!

    Johnny Cash shows up solely on album strength. I haven’t rip’d any tracks onto my PC yet. Otherwise the charts would be completely Man in Black 24/7. Trolling thru the “C” section of my moving box I plucked a couple discs for fair representation. I’m thinking I may have to rip a single track off each CD, tho, just for quality of life purposes.

    Good news from the Cash archives. New unreleased material! July 4: American V from the last American recording sessions. Also, John Carter Cash has pulled some 1970s tapes out of his father’s estate, which will be released in June looks like. More info in the last.fm Johnny Cash group.

  • What is Old Shall Be New Again: Happy Birthday Mr. Cash

    28 Feb 2006, 23:41 by jcshepard

    Johnny Cash would have been 74 years old this past Sunday. One by one, the musical legends of this greatest generation are crossing the River for a better land. Janette Carter, June Carter Cash's cousin and member of the original Carter Family Fold, passed away this January. (Marianne Ebertowski interviewed Janette in 2002 Rockzilla World - Marianne shares Johnny's birthday; if you see anything she writes, read it). I am a bit of a traditionalist, conservative in my tastes and habits, yet in our modernist society I find myself a rebel for sticking to tradition. I am certainly contrary. I don't like media or industry telling me who or what or when or where.

    Johnny Cash & friends were nothing if not contrary. The Carter Family hit the road touring when there was no road. I won't even go into the scandal of ladies in the band, smoking cigarettes and cavorting with mixed races, good Methodists that they were! These men and women brought an original sound down off the mountain and out of the delta…