#123 – Mansions on the Moon by Mansions on the Moon

For the second day in a row, our selection was suggested by my good friend, Dan, who, along with his family, welcomed us into their home as we fled a power outage during the insanely weekend Los Angeles is experiencing right now. It has reached 115 degrees the last two days and our neighborhood hasContinue reading “#123 – Mansions on the Moon by Mansions on the Moon”

#122 – Big Red Machine by Big Red Machine

This is a really cool and mellow album and a great collaboration between Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and The National’s Aaron Dessner. The story that I heard was that Taylor Swift asked Aaron Dessner to produce her latest album after hearing the Big Red Machine album and it’s not hard to understand why. I loveContinue reading “#122 – Big Red Machine by Big Red Machine”

#104 – Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth

Today in the San Fernando Valley the temperature reached into the 110s, which led to our neighborhood having lost power this afternoon. We decided to seek shelter with some friends who have a grown-up house with all the modern amenities. Also, this is my first mobile blog post, so that’s sort of groundbreaking. More later.

#101 – Another Green World by Brian Eno

Back to the Kevin Bacon game: The Black Keys’ Patrick Carney produced – and is the husband of – Michelle Branch, who was featured on Santana’s “The Game of Love.”  On a later album, Santana collaborated with Metallica, who backed up Lou Reed, who was in The Velvet Underground with John Cale, who wrote anContinue reading “#101 – Another Green World by Brian Eno”

#100 – Amos Lee by Amos Lee

We’re going to take a little break from the Kevin Bacon game because today is the 100th installment of NAAD.  I have commissioned this pick from Mrs. NAAD, who truly felt the weight of responsibility that this assignment carried.  I thank her for the contribution as well as respecting the gravity of this moment.  WeContinue reading “#100 – Amos Lee by Amos Lee”

#76 – Warm and Fuzzy on an Unplugged Sunday by Fade up Fade out Bye Bye

These guys are silly.  They’re sort of like Flight of the Conchords on acid.  I saw them a few years ago opening for Primus, I think, and was very entertained by their set.  There was a moment at the beginning where I was wondering what the fuck I was seeing, but they ended up winningContinue reading “#76 – Warm and Fuzzy on an Unplugged Sunday by Fade up Fade out Bye Bye”

#57 – Black Tie Elevator by The Cliks

This is a really great pop rock album.  The Cliks, I’m told, features one of the first transgender men to be signed to a major label, Warner Music.  Unfortunately, I got a bit of a late start tonight, so I’ll be keeping this short in order to publish in time.  Lame, I know, but it’sContinue reading “#57 – Black Tie Elevator by The Cliks”

#11 – Around The World In A Day by Prince

The first celebrity I met when I moved to LA was Prince.  I was sleeping on some friends’ couch at the time and someone from their weekly poker game offered me a day of work on some music video.  When I arrived at the address I had been given, I found that it was Prince’sContinue reading “#11 – Around The World In A Day by Prince”