Laughing Too Loud When We found We Were Locked Out

For almost two years, 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.

Greg Camp – Defektor (2008)

Greg Camp – songwriter, guitarist and back-up vocalist for Smash Mouth – quit the band and recorded this solo new wave garage rock album.

It was a bit of work to find this whole album. His myspace page has links to videos on YouTube, but they’re not all there. The album isn’t on Google, iTunes or Spotify. It’s a hard album to find. A site I had never heard of before (Tidido) did have it, although not the title track. Continue reading

It Might Be a Shame and You Might Be Disheartened

For almost two years, 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.

Hanson – Anthem (2013)

Here’s a carry-over from last week. Continue reading

If I’d Only Thought of Something Charming to Say

For almost two years, 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.

Last week I just shared a single because I was having a hard time deciding what to share. My wife kept suggesting things, but I wasn’t really in the mood for any of those. I told her she should just share something again (she did once last spring), but then she couldn’t decide what to share. So I went with the first album I ever called mine. And that inspired her to go with the first album she ever bought.

But first, here’s what my friends (or their own wives) had to share:

Mariah Carey – Daydream (1995)

This isn’t really my kind of music. I can appreciate the vocal artistry, but this isn’t something I ever would have thought about listening to on my own. Apparently, the Boyz II Men collaboration One Sweet Day still holds the record for longest streak (16 straight weeks) at No. 1 on Billboard’s charts. Continue reading

How to Sell a Contradiction

For almost two years, 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.

Culture Club – Colour by Numbers (1983)

This is so ’80s. The synth voices are especially telling. But that doesn’t mean I don’t like it. Well, maybe I should say that I liked this more than I thought I would. Continue reading