Tag Archives: Listening

Ron’s Top 20 (in 2012)

5-31-12          Ron’s 2012 Top 20 Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham born 1948, rapper Darryl “DMC” McDaniels    born 1964; I own music by neither, but Bonzo wins. Little has change in what I still consider my favorite recordings.  Lately, I have … Continue reading

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Rupert Hine

5-29-12          Rupert Hine Folklorist Harry Smith born 1923, Oingo Boingo Singer / Songwriter / Film Music guy Danny Elfman born 1953; Smith produced the debut Fugs’ record. Rupert Hine made two trios of records 1981 – 1990 that are worthy … Continue reading

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Bob Gaulke’s List

5-15-12          Bob Gaulke’s List Knob twiddler Brian Eno born 1948, multi-instrumentalist Mike Oldfield born 1953; I own music by both. 20 best albums Ron hipped me to: 1. I Am Joe’s Music – s/t 2. Kewi University of Swing – … Continue reading

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What Gets Me Up To Frank Zappa?

5-3-12             What gets me up to Frank Zappa? Singer Bing Crosby born 1904, Soul Brother #1 James Brown born 1928; Take Me To The Bridge. Been doing lists lately; what records did I hear before I arrived at “Freak Out” … Continue reading

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Yes

4-24-12          Yes Jazz guy Joe Henderson born 1937, singer Barbra Streisand born 1942; Jazz. I have listened to the British band Yes on and off for over 40 years.  I started at around the time of “The Yes Album” (#3) … Continue reading

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An Album A Day…

1-31-12          An Album A Day… Singer John Lydon (Johnny Rotten) born 1956, composer Philip Glass born 1937; first encountered Mr. Glass’ “North Star” and quickly mail-ordered his Chatham Square LP’s. An idea I’ve toy’d with for several years is: “Can … Continue reading

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1972

We’re going to be spending some time looking at the releases of 1972, and 2012 is the 40th anniversary of this illustrious music year.  I made a CD-R with 22 choice tracks from ’72, as such: DAVID BOWIE – Ziggy … Continue reading

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10 Years of the iPod

12-1-11                     10 Years of the iPod I read that it was recently the 10th anniversary of apple’s iPod.  Great, 10 years of squashing music.  Did the first iPods really only hold 1,000 songs?  What if the songs were longer?  Did … Continue reading

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The Necks

10-20-11 The Necks Australian band The Necks came and played L.A. recently, but – due to circumstances beyond my control – I had to miss the show.  However, my friend Joe Castle went and bought me $100 worth of Necks … Continue reading

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Playlists

9-23-11 Playlist #177 – dated 9/12/11 Playlists I’m at about the ¾ mark in assembling my last two years’ worth of Playlists.  From roughly ’07 to ’09, I did approx. 100 Playlists and it yielded about 2,100 songs – so … Continue reading

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