I was all ready to move on from Power Pop fever but realized there were a few glaring omissions. Actually, there are more than a few. So let's do a few more sweet and punchy pop nuggets and we'll start another musical tangent tomorrow. Okay?
Much more to come down the road....
Been a very crazy day in computer hell... but I couldn't forget the next part of our Power Pop Weekend.
We'll start today with a request... great taste Lisa!
Once I open the Power Pop section I simply can't help myself! The Basement is in full Power Pop Mode all weekend.
One of my favorite sub-genres, "Power Pop" can mean different things to different people. Here's part one of what I consider it to be... This may turn into a weekly thing as these seven songs don't even scratch the surface.
I've been building a custom home music server for a little over a year now and my only regret is not starting the process sooner. The ability to access my music from anywhere makes me a very happy camper, especially now that tools are available to let me stream directly to my car. Usually in the car I'm listening to my channel (The Loft) on SiriusXM but occasionally I dial into the home server via my iPhone and a nifty app called iSub and set it on random. If this is something you are thinking about doing, I strongly suggest you take a look at Subsonic and Media Monkey. It is not very hard to do this, in fact with an Android phone it's a bit easier and cheaper. Tonight's drive home was one of those "random" nights and I thought I'd share a few of the gems that popped up.
This was a Tuesday that felt like a Monday. Part of my ride home was filled with these great tunes.
And here's a great new one from The Cave Singers...
Took a long ride yesterday with my daughter to pick up her first car. We hopped the Amtrak to New Jersey and drove what was my Mom's car back to Maryland. It was a great "Daddy/Daughter" day of bonding and I was able to educate her on the fine art of the mixtape, since Grandma's car had a cassette player without a line-in jack for our iPods and iPhones. I knew this in advance, so before we left reached into an enormous box of my old cassettes and grabbed a few at random. On our lovely drive home I explained that these were recorded in real time from vinyl and compact disc and creating them was one of my favorite activities back in the days before home music servers. Here's a few of the tunes that had us rockin' down I-95.
I'll be unable to post Saturday, so here's part 2 of The Kinks, posted after Midnight Friday. Technically, I won't miss a day. I'm starting to wonder if I can really do this every day...
They continue to lead the way in how to produce, package and present music as art in the modern age.
It's about time I got around to posting some Kinks tunes...
I had the pleasure of spending a great deal of time working with Bruce Cockburn during my tenure at Rykodisc. He is a wonderful human being and one of the finest guitar players I have ever seen, and one hell of a songwriter. Here's a taste of his brand new album.
And here's a few that I believe everyone should hear.
Tonight I need a few good laughs...
Some different takes of "My Funny Valentine" ...
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