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.
The start of 2016 has delivered a blistering level of heartbreak and loss to the world of music. My ears have been filled with tributes and specials trying to bring some sort of closure, not to mention a flurry of special programming that needed curating. A few weeks ago I received the news that my Mother's time on the planet is rapidly approaching the end. Hopefully that explains the silence lately on this blog, although perhaps I saved you from weeks of "sad-bastard" music posts by keeping my keyboard quiet. Here are some new sounds I'm enjoying at the moment.
Sorry for the silence here lately but I've been up to my ass in alligators, as the saying goes, rebuilding the home music server due to a very untimely "blue screen of death" which resulted in 6 TB (yes that's 6 terabytes) of music files rendered unreadable. Talk about a panic attack... I've been working on digitizing my music collection for nearly a decade and the initial shock was akin to walking into my music rooms and finding all the shelves empty. Thankfully, nothing was lost and everything is completely back to what constitutes as normal in my little world. Whew!
In the not too distant future I expect building a digital music database that you can access from anywhere will be a lot more common, but if you were to start now all the tools you need are readily available. Here's a handy checklist for anyone interested:
That aside, let's get to the tunes. We'll start with 3 discs of Cheap Trick goodies.
And here's a couple of new Christmas Tunes!
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.
Been a very crazy day in computer hell... but I couldn't forget the next part of our Power Pop Weekend.
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