Painted Dreams Inside My Head

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

John Denver – Poems, Prayers and Promises (1971)

Maybe Tim was inspired by my Jakob Dylan share last week (or maybe my share this week), but here’s some more country folk rock for you.

This is Denver’s fourth album. Early on in his career, he used other writers, and did covers. Here you get some Beatles, solo McCartney and James Taylor covers. Continue reading

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Sentimental Slaves on Broken Knees

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Zedd – True Colors (2015)

Tim went to LoveLoud (a benefit concert for LGBTQ+ youth organized by the frontman of Imagine Dragons) last week and discovered Zedd.

This is EDM, which we haven’t had a lot of, and that means lots of bass and a decent groove. This is his second album, and Tim thinks the better of the two he has out. But like most DJs do, he has collaborated a ton with other artists on their projects. Continue reading

And Still I’m Listening In to that Old Long-Distance Call

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

I’m calling July a wash. I shared an album this week, but only expect anyone to listen to the single I highlighted. There’s a state holiday next Tuesday, which means nobody’s working Monday. So I’ll probably share a single or two next week. I have a handful of albums I want to share, but I keep having to do work and stuff. I don’t get around to sharing until later in the week (and I don’t feel like that’s enough time to digest an album). So I’m giving up on July. In the meantime …

Peter Bradley Adams – Leavetaking (2008)

My wife introduced me to this guy because of a cover he did as part of a collaboration. He’s been making music since 2001, and putting out albums since 2005. This is his third album. It’s a melancholy folky pop rock album. The best song on the album is the last, Song for Viola. Now I’m not sure if viola refers to a person or if it’s just a spot on name – literally a song written for the named instrument.

If you only listen to one song, make it that one:

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It’s Changing Every Day

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

I feel like the theme for the summer has been singles. In the last three weeks (14 work days because of the 4th of July), I’ve only worked 8 days. And a couple of those were half days. Assuming everyone else’s summer is just as crazy as my own, I’ve just been trying to keep it simple. This week is no different, although I have my next few albums all planned out.

But first! Tim actually shared something (it’s been a while)!

Rush – Fly by Night (1975)

Tim really likes Rush because he feels like everything they make is polished. He also really likes the way Alex Lifeson makes his guitar growl on By-Tor and The Snow Dog. Actually, he said it “is pretty sick.” Continue reading

We Have All the Time in the World

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

DwWDances with Wolves soundtrack (1990)

Three weeks ago, as I was putting together a 5 song playlist, I decided not to use any tracks off this album because I thought I had already shared it. I only discovered my mistake when I was putting the blog post together for that week. So now I’m rectifying that mistake by sharing what I think is one of the best original scores for a film (along with Cast Away). Continue reading

You’re Using Your Headphones to Drown Out Your Mind

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Regina Spektor – Far (2009)

Four years, and I’m still realizing there are some artists we’ve never shared. Continue reading

Some Roots are like Cages

For a few years, some of my friends and I have been sharing music to listen to while we work. We’re supposed to review/rate what gets shared with us then share those reviews with the group, but that doesn’t always happen.

Following on the theme of the last couple of weeks, I shared a single produced by my employer which I can only describe as “a corporate Christian country pop rock song.” But first, something from a current coworker!

Paul Simon – Obvious Child (1990)

With no context, one of my coworkers from two weeks ago shared this video with me.

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