There’s Nothing You Can Do That Can’t Be Done

For the first time I can remember, my dad and I went and saw a RomCom together:

I would have gone and seen it anyway, because I love The Beatles. Actually, I like most movies about music. But the premise of this movie especially struck a chord with me (pun intended) because I often worry that the songs I write are plagiarizing someone else’s work. I probably couldn’t do what he does in this movie – but I’d probably try. But it brought up an interesting question – if someone had never heard of The Beatles, what one song would you start with? Continue reading

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When Everybody Has Fun

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

The Beatles – With The Beatles (1963)

This week my uncle invited a bunch of people over to his house to listen to this album and Revolver. But since my friends and I had already covered Revolver a few years ago, I decided to just suggest they listen to With The Beatles with me. But I do recommend you go back and check out our thoughts on Revolver. Continue reading

Close Your Eyes and Concentrate

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Klaatu – 3:47 EST (1976)

When Tim shared Greta van Fleet, I was reminded of another band which many say sound like a pillar of classic rock. However with Klaatu, people went so far to say that the band was not just a soundalike, but were in fact The Beatles reunited. And I hear it. But I think a lot of it was also the deep hope people had that the Beatles would reunite – whereas I know they didn’t (until 1995 – kinda). Continue reading

Incinerated in a Light of Gold

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Low – Double Negative (2018)

Continuing on from last week (and a few weeks before that), here is Chris’ favorite album from last year.

This is Low’s 12th studio album. And although I know I’ve heard of them before, I’m not sure I could tell you anything they’ve done. Continue reading

May Tomorrow be Sunny and Bright

Some of my friends and I share music to listen to while we work. Sometimes we rate/review what gets shared with us and share those reviews with the group.

Chris was going to share his top 10 albums of 2018 one at a time, but (for reasons unexplained), he shared them all at once. Number 3 was Christine and the Queens’ Chris, so I decided to tackle number 2 this week and his number 1 next week. And I’ll probably do the other albums in subsequent weeks when nobody else shares anything. If you want to know all of his top 10 albums of last year, you can check out his blog here. In the meantime, here are my thoughts on

The Voidz – Virtue (2018)

This is the second offering from a side project (or perhaps just the next project) for Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas. Continue reading

The Bunch of Golden Players

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.

Christine and the Queens – Chris (2018)

Friend Chris is jumping back in (at least on a limited basis) for the last few weeks of the year to share some of his favorite albums of this year.

This is the sophomore offering by French pop songstress Héloïse Letissier. She recorded the album in both French and English, so listen to whichever you please. Just be aware that the English version has one unique track, while the French version has two. Her goal was to break down gender barriers and stereotypes thematically. I don’t really know what that means yet. We’ll see at the end of if I feel like I noticed anything. Continue reading

I Play Along When I Hear that Favorite Song

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.

This week I’m continuing my tour through musical children of famous artists, but first, here’s what Tim shared:

Scissor Sisters – Ta-Dah (2006)

Tim described these guys as “a blend of old sound with new that just makes it sound fresh…. They just seem to pull from what worked in the past and make it sound modern.”

This is their second studio album. Continue reading