Come a Little Closer, You’ll Understand

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Return to Forever – Romantic Warrior (1976)

I’ve listened to these guys and this album before, also at Spencer’s suggestion, after a discussion of prog rock influences on video game soundtrack composers like Koji Kondo. Continue reading

The Promise of a Brave New World

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

With the Grammy’s coming up, we thought we’d go with one of the past nominees for album of the year:

Pink Floyd – The Wall (1979)

Here is a monster of classic rock. This is the album I’d listen to while I shoveled snow off my parents’ driveway. Not because of any messages in the songs, it just took me more than an hour to clear the driveway and sidewalks (my parents have a big driveway). Continue reading

Pull Yourself Together, ‘Cause You Know You Should Do Better

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Queen – News of the World (1977)

More Queen! While this album opens with some classics, I actually haven’t heard anything else off this record. So I’m kind of excited for this. Continue reading

Nowhere to Look but Inside

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Billy Joel – The Nylon Curtain (1982)

We’ve had some Billy Joel in this game before; what makes this special is that of all the things he has recorded, this is what Billy Joel is most proud of. Continue reading

We All Keep Moving On

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Again, nobody else shared anything this week. But instead of just getting one album, I also thought I’dd add in something special.

Bob Seger – Glenn Song (2017)

This Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Glenn Frey, one of the founders of the Eagles. I didn’t know this, but apparently he was friends with Bob Seger since before either of them were famous. A few months ago, Bob wrote this song for/about Glenn and he is giving it away for free in Glenn’s memory.

Bob said he knows it isn’t a hit song, but it isn’t supposed to be. It’s a rather intimate reflection on the personal friendship between two rock legends. It’s melancholy and nostalgic. It made me think of the people I’ve played with over the years, and the relationships I haven’t maintained.

 

You can find it here: http://glenn-song.bobseger.com/

Here’s what my friends had to say:

“This was a nice heart felt song. I feel like it was of course written well, and performed well, but was one of those songs that has way more meaning to the author than the listener. Still, great song.” 4/5 – Tim

“Glenn Song was cool. agree with Tim’s comments pretty much.” – Spencer

George Winston – Forest (1994)

Lately, my musical outlet has been at the keys. It’s not acoustic, and I can plug headphones in, so I can be as loud as I want as late as I want. I’ve been writing new stuff, as well as revisiting and reworking some old tunes. That also means I’ve been listening to more modern solo piano music. Continue reading

Of His Honor and His Glory the People Would Sing

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. 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, nobody else shared anything. So you just get this one album.

Carrying over from Tim’s suggestion from last week, we lost quite a few musicians in 2016. Two of them – Keith Emerson and Greg Lake – from the same band.

Emerson, Lake and Palmer – Emerson, Lake and Palmer (1970)
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Look Towards the Dark Days with a Glad Heart

Some of my friends and I share music with one another while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us, and share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

George Michael – Faith (1987)

Last year, we lost quite a few music icons. Tim decided to share something from one of them. Continue reading