Episode #37 is sort of a mood piece recorded on the 28th anniversary of my Father’s passing. Just a few new things, including another track from the just released Decemberists EP. We make some beautiful Power Pop noise, slip in a bit of classy Jazz with Thelonious Monk, Count Basie and Frank Sinatra and round things out with a whole bunch of comfort food. This might be the last episode from this iteration of Mike’s Basement as we are moving out of state next week.
Can't believe I went more than a month without posting but I've been in dental reconstruction hell, as well as very busy at work. That said, here's a few new and old things that I've been cranking in the Basement Studio recently.
I was so infatuated with this new Buffalo Tom album last night that I wound up pulling out the entire catalog for a re-examination. Bill Janovitz made of my favorite singles of the 90s with "Taillight's Fade" from the band's first album in '92, "Let Me Come Over." But until last night, nothing they recorded since resonated with me quite like that perfect song. Sure they have released other good stuff, but with their first album since they regrouped in 2007 they have reached a new high point to these ears. Track after track of mature guitar based pop/rock, with more hooks than a tackle box.
They add Tanya Donnelly to the mix on this exquisite ballad....
I'll close with the song that started it all...
ARE YOU A COLLECTOR?
LIFELONG COLLECTION ...
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