The Past is Gone but Something Might be Found to Take its Place

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Gin Blossoms – New Miserable Experience (1992)

Other than Hey Jealousy (which brings back nostalgiaflood of some onehitwonders and other stuff from the 1990s), I really haven’t heard anything from Gin Blossoms. Continue reading

It’s No Better to be Safe than Sorry

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Because of the holiday, this work week is short. I decided to just share a music video and my friends did the same.

a-Ha – Take on Me (1984)

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Singing Songs of Joy and Peace

For more than a year, some of my friends and I have been sharing music. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

This week, I did something we’ve done before in this little game: I shared an album I’ve never heard before from Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

We’ve had discussions on the pros and cons of lists like that, and not everyone agrees. Different people have different musical tastes, which can be great – and that’s part of the whole idea behind this music game. Before we get to what I picked, here’s what my friends shared:

Bob Dylan – Highway 61 Revisited (1965) – Number 4

Spencer went along with my re-visiting of this theme and shared what I picked when we first did this – although he wasn’t playing the game at that point and so had no way of knowing.

Two years later, I’m willing to try this album again and see if anything has changed for me. Continue reading

I’ve Fallen in Love for the First Time and This Time I Know it’s for Real

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music with one another. We’re supposed to review/rate whatever’s shared with us, but that doesn’t always happen.

Queen – The Works (1984)

And now for some more Queen. I’ve heard a lot of Queen – more than just the hits anyway – but not all of their stuff, as every album Tim shares seems to have some surprises on it for me.

This album is more straight forward rock than previous albums. Some (like Radio Ga Ga) are more poppy. Some (like Hammer to Fall) are harder. But they’re all less operatic or even proggy than some other stuff. Continue reading

No Pararás de Gozar hasta que Amanezca el Día

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music with one another. We’re supposed to review/rate whatever’s shared with us, but that doesn’t always happen.

Arturo Sandoval – Hot House (1998)

This week Spencer is played a Latin Jazz show with a big band and some of the tunes are from this album, so that’s why he’s sharing it.

It’s not on Spotify, and there are some tunes on YouTube, but I was able to find the whole album on Tidido. I don’t want this to turn into an ad for them, because I really don’t know much about the site other than whenever I have a hard time finding an album online, I always seem to be able to turn to them. That being said, their copy of Cuban American Medley is incomplete and cuts off at 1:00, right in the middle of Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Continue reading

A Joy I’d Never Seen Before

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music with one another. We’re supposed to review/rate whatever’s shared with us, but that doesn’t always happen.

In lieu of the obvious Halloween theme, this week we had an impromptu family band theme.

Janne Schaffer – Earmeal (1978)

Here we have a jazz fusion (so get ready for instrumentals) supergroup consisting of ABBA session guitarist Janne Schaffer and the Porcaro family (Jeff, Steve and Mike from Toto, as well as their dad, Joe). The sister, Joleen Porcaro Duddy, and their mom don’t appear.

Spencer found a different piece of album artwork, but this is what both Spotify and iTunes had, so that’s what I’m going with. Continue reading

Worn to the Bones

For a couple of years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music with one another. We’re supposed to review/rate whatever’s shared with us, but that doesn’t always happen.

Hiatus Kaiyote – Choose Your Weapon (2015)

I don’t know much about them other than they are from Australia and claim they make soul music from the future, but the album art seems weird and awesome. Continue reading