Jeff Buckley – Grace

Each person possesses an album that can deliver them to a vivid memory or a meaningful encounter. Songs are scents in the sense that they can evoke worlds, specific places, and moments, bringing them to mind with great clarity.  My two cents. I was first introduced to Jeff Buckley in the summer of 1999, not… Continue reading Jeff Buckley – Grace

XTC – Drums and Wires

“Hey Nigel!  Come here Nigel!”  Kids are weird.  Hell, we all are.  When your Uncles and I were younger, we used to call each other so many different names.  Some were obvious in their intentions to hurt and others were simply ridiculous.  For some reason, we always called your Uncle Mitchell…“Nigel.”  I know for fact… Continue reading XTC – Drums and Wires

The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms

This morning on the way to drop you off at school, we were listening to the new Panda Bear album Reset.  I made a comment along the lines of “oooohhh I like these melodies.  Very Beach Boys and Feelies.”  You didn’t really care about the Beach Boys or The Feelies, but you did ask, “What’s… Continue reading The Feelies – Crazy Rhythms

Guster – Goldfly

1997, Jesuit High School Senior Year.  This was a very seminal year for me musically.  There was a heavy rotation in the 5 disc changer of Bad Religion, Faith No More, Weezer, 311 (eek), Dave Matthews Band (ugh) and Ben Folds Five.  Every morning I would drive your Uncle Mitchell and your “Uncle” Rene to… Continue reading Guster – Goldfly