slowdive – everything is alive

I saw slowdive this week.  This is another band I’ve had a near lifelong relationship with but have not had the opportunity to see live until now.  The lengthy space between albums, their English/Wales home fronts and their growing age led me to believe I may never see them.  However, last year they released everything… Continue reading slowdive – everything is alive

Cracker – Kerosene Hat

“Let’s get off this/And get on with it/If you wanna change the world/Shut your mouth and start this minute” I love those lyrics.  I love this album.  Fresh off its 30th anniversary, Kerosene Hat  was a Top 5 most listened to album for me in 2023.  But let’s get back to those “Get Off This”… Continue reading Cracker – Kerosene Hat

The National – Boxer

A fireplace album.  An album you look toward for warmth and comfort.  I’m usually with glass in hand either gazing back in time or introspectively in the moment.  Whenever it seems to get a little cold outside, something innately brings me back to Boxer.   I’ve been a devout The National fan since their EP inception. … Continue reading The National – Boxer

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