#161 – Ego Death by The Internet

I can’t bring myself to actually watch the confirmation hearings that have been going on this week.  The pageantry of it all is ridiculous, with both sides pretending they aren’t just going through the motions in the process of a foregone conclusion.  There does seem to be, however, a pretty good drinking game to beContinue reading “#161 – Ego Death by The Internet”

#133 – It Is What It Is by Thundercat

I was not aware of Thundercat until his crazy and surreal performance on “The Eric Andre Show” on Adult Swim.  That also seems to be all that the Coachella audience was aware of as he took the stage there a couple of years ago.  I think many viewed it as a sort of sideshow andContinue reading “#133 – It Is What It Is by Thundercat”

#124 – In The Right Place by Dr. John

I met Dr. John once while in New Orleans working on a TV show.  We were shooting a scene in an old bar where Dr. John is playing piano and Tommy Lee just happens to bump into him.  The show featured Tommy Lee and Ludacris traveling from city to city, competing in events meant toContinue reading “#124 – In The Right Place by Dr. John”

#88 – The Mix-Up by Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys music is intertwined with my childhood memories.  Ill Communication was one of the first albums I ever bought and Hello Nasty is one of a couple of albums that I purchased multiple copies of.  Of course, that is more likely due to mishandling and the sheer, fragile shittiness of the CD as aContinue reading “#88 – The Mix-Up by Beastie Boys”

#84 – Injoy by The Bar-Kays

I’ve been listening to The Bar-Kays’ early work for many years without really knowing much about them.  Just tonight, I learned about the tragedy that befell four of their founding members.  Only about six months after their biggest single to date, “Soul Finger,” was released, a plane carrying Otis Redding and about half of TheContinue reading “#84 – Injoy by The Bar-Kays”

#51 – Mordechai by Khurangbin

I really thought this was going to be the day that I managed to publish my post before sunset.  I listened to Mordechai this morning, thereby setting myself up for success, only to be thwarted by parenting duties and other household concerns.  Tomorrow’s another day of possibilities.  You may have noticed that the blog hasContinue reading “#51 – Mordechai by Khurangbin”

#47 – Ventura by Anderson .Paak

I saw Anderson .Paak at Coachella last year and really enjoyed his set.  That makes it all the sillier that it took watching Trolls World Tour with my 2 ½-year-old to make me check out one of his albums.  If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve no doubt noticed that I’ve been exclusively selecting albumsContinue reading “#47 – Ventura by Anderson .Paak”

#43 – There’s A Riot Goin’ On by Sly And The Family Stone

Since yesterday’s selection was a Marvin Gaye album, tonight’s will be one that was named in response to a Marvin Gaye album (What’s Going On).  How’s that for a loose connection?  The riot mentioned apparently is one that was blamed on the band themselves after a free show they were to play in a ChicagoContinue reading “#43 – There’s A Riot Goin’ On by Sly And The Family Stone”

#38 – Black Caesar by James Brown

I didn’t realize this was a soundtrack album until about halfway through, but I stand by my choice.  James Brown was the man and I have no doubt that any album of his that would choose would be an excellent listening experience.  Embarrassing as it is, I was over halfway through the album upon thatContinue reading “#38 – Black Caesar by James Brown”