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

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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

When You’re Gone, I Grow Colder

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.

The White Stripes – Elephant (2003)

This week Spencer started us of with a kinda weird dude and his sister wife who really know how to rock. Continue reading

The Legend of Zelda, part 3

In March of 2012, I started writing about the music from my favorite video game series, The Legend of Zelda. Then I got a new job and felt like I didn’t have time to do as much writing as I used to. Then some co-workers started sharing music and that changed the course of my blog. Today, more than four years later, I move past the Nintendo of the ’80s and on to the still highly digital, midi-esque sounds of the Nintendo of the ’90s.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past came out in 1991 and there may have been people who were so amazed, they may have actually needed to change their pants. This game had graphics and sound quality which were better than anything they had ever seen before. Unless they had seen a movie. Or anything on television. Still, it was cool for gamers. Continue reading

Oh Gray River, Your Waters Ramble Wide

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.

The Ramones – The Ramones (1976)

Tim shared this partly because he’s amazed nobody else has, and now that he has I am equally amazed they haven’t popped up sooner.

For one reason or another I haven’t even thought of sharing the Ramones. Continue reading

This Nagging Feeling in Your Brain

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.

Alpha Male Tea Party – Droids (2014)

Inspired by last week’s Tool share, Spencer is sharing more math rock. Continue reading