Happy Birthday Tom awaits

I call my Best Of list Interesting Air, based on a Tom Waits quote. Dude is just a cool cat. Even the stuff he puts out I don’t love, I appreciate. Well, Mr. Waits is 70 today. Born Dec. 7, 1949, Waits pairs an eclectic folk-blues van guarded with his gravel voice. And incredible song writing. I still say the best example of just how outside-the-box he is, is his 1978 performance on Austin City Limits. Yeah, the same year i was born. It is still one of my favorites, and i don’t need much of an excuse to watch … Continue reading Happy Birthday Tom awaits

Playlist of the Week: Acceptable Christmas Music

Now that we are through Thanksgiving, ya’ll are legally allowed to focus on Christmas. Those of you who jumped the gun, shame on you. Shame. And that now includes Christmas music. I’ll let you have the next few weeks, but just know I do this my own way. Frolicking through the snow, jingling of bells and blah, blah. All that ain’t me. As I was recently told, “it was a cute movie, you would hate it.”. I’ve been up front with depressing music consoling me in some sort of twisted way. So yeah, my Christmas music list might be a … Continue reading Playlist of the Week: Acceptable Christmas Music

Worth A Read: Mereba–Dodging The Devil

I’m not quite sure where to file Spoken Word stuff here, other than occasionally in the “shit I like” pile. I consider it mostly like podcasts and audiobooks, I call it reading, not listening for some reason. I’m not sure if that is old school, curmudgeon or what. I also refuse to ponder it too long. Consume, enjoy, properly ponder, learn, move on. I’ve posted about my love for Tiny Desk before. Last week, Mereba was on there. I had no familiarity, but I tend to listen to every new episode TD puts out. Walking out in an isolated area, … Continue reading Worth A Read: Mereba–Dodging The Devil

Record Store Day Haul

Earlier this week, I posted my wish list for the special releases that were coming out for Black Friday’s Record Store Day. With the Mules’ schedule for the Capital Classic, I was a little concerned because I could not go until mid afternoon. Luckily, Record Cellar in Vincennes had nearly everything I was looking for. Of my list of six, Rick still had five of them. The only one he didn’t get in was the Steep Canyon Rangers. All in all, a good haul. Continue reading Record Store Day Haul

Black Friday, My Way

Black Friday is just a few days away. And no, I’m not a guy who goes and stands in line for hours in the morning anymore. I did that in my youth, and often joke I made lifelong friends standing in line at Best Buy in the late 90s. But, I do have a routine for Black Friday. That is the opening day of the Capital Classic in Lawrenceville. The Mules always play in the morning and in the evening. In between, I head to Vincennes. I used to call it my Black Friday Trinity–Record Cellar, Geek Boom, Vincennes Brewing … Continue reading Black Friday, My Way

Interesting Air: Playlist of the Week–Going Back To Cali

I’ve been kicking around the idea of posting one playlist a week to supplement the Friday music posts. With a trip to California on deck and my weekly Friday post in jeopardy due to that trip, I decided now is as good a time as ever. The playlist is the modern blogger’s version of the mixtape. And yeah, I was the kid with blank cassettes trying to time the record button to the radio, hoping the DJ didn’t talk over the intro. Most weeks will be a Spotify list. That is the majority of my music consumption. I may experiment … Continue reading Interesting Air: Playlist of the Week–Going Back To Cali