#155 – Fuzz Universe by Paul Gilbert

As I’ve been thinking about Eddie Van Halen over the past couple of days, the sheer number of artists whose careers arguably might not have existed if not for him is pretty amazing.  A whole genre of virtuosic guitar technicians came about, with almost classical-style instrumental compositions.  There was a time in my musical journeyContinue reading “#155 – Fuzz Universe by Paul Gilbert”

#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”

#82 – Circles Around the Sun by Circles Around the Sun

This is a fantastic album by a supergroup of the jam scene.  I became aware of Circles when their album, Interludes For The Dead, was played during the intermission of the Fare Thee Well run, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead.  Despite my mental condition at the time, I distinctly remember beingContinue reading “#82 – Circles Around the Sun by Circles Around the Sun”