"Hi Scott. Yes that's the one. Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars and I can buy it new for for under $15 postpaid. Sadly price has become a major concern when buying music which sometimes means sampling artist rather than digging deep. Actually…"
"Hey, Rick: Is the 4-cd box "Songs for Insane Times"? That got a great review in MOJO. I didn't get it because I knew I was just going to buy all the single cds anyway and they all have good to great extra cuts and above average…"
"hello scott thanks for dropping over. its a pleasure! nice to see you over in these parts.
um i think the player just drags over, if i remember rightly, just hover your mouse over the top of it 'til you get your 4 pointed star and then drag it…"
"I looked up Ayers on Amazon. Looks like some bargains can be had. A 4!! CD comp. can be had for under $12 new. 60 tracks! A 19 track best of is under $4. Will read up on him and yes, I've heard of him. Always curious but never checked him out.…"
"thanks for the add, Rick. Yeh, In a fit of nostalgia for prog last year I dove into the UK stuff I'd never heard before and read all about the Canterbury Scene. Caravan are easily the most tuneful and melody is what I love above all else in…"
Classic Pop: Beatles, Kinks, Beach Boys, Bacharach, Dylan, Laura Nyro, Carole King
Progressive Rock (Canterbury Scene): Caravan, Hatfield and the North, Kevin Ayers
Smoov R&b: Steely Dan, Hall and Oates, Todd Rundgren
Jazz: Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Bobby Hutcherson.
I'll list more later. :)
Interests & Hobbies
Writing and Recording Music
drawing and painting with my kids
reading, especially about the sixties
I have a reasonably deep knowledge of film noir, 50's and 60's (so-called) b-movies and all the "incredibly strange film/music" stuff.
Favorite two films: F for Fake; Rushmore
A Song for Me, A Song for You now available on COMPACT DISC and as DOWNLOADS at Cd BABy
Videos and More
One of the most gratifying things in the past few years has been getting a few great talents to perform my songs. Here, fabulous jazz vocalist, Mayumi Akasaki performs my unreleased song, "It's Time to Get Away." She and her pianist and arranger worked hard to turn the song into proper jazz. Mayumi and her group performed the song in jazz clubs during fall 2009.
My friend and musical collaborator from Madrid, Yani Martinelli covers my old song "Polka Dot Bridge." She also covers Brian Wilson and, most impressively, the High Llamas at the same site. One of the highlights of my cd, A Song for Me, A Song for You is "Monday Shirt." I enjoyed performing it in June 2010 with the third graders at Beaverdam Elementary School. Here's a video created by children's book author and illustrator Cece Bell Still, one of my favorites is by the then 14-year old son of a friend. Tristan Allen made this groovy black and white video for my smoov r&b song, "Seabird."
I like the concept of connecting veteran musicians/musiclovers to each other.And I enjoy reading posts on the Groups and the Forum.....What i need is the ability to express freely in English ;)
Hi Scott. Yes that's the one. Allmusic gives it 4 1/2 stars and I can buy it new for for under $15 postpaid. Sadly price has become a major concern when buying music which sometimes means sampling artist rather than digging deep. Actually Allmusic said to look for the best price and buy this which is quite a recommendation. I look thru Mojo whenever in Barnes & Nobel but the $7 price is a little steep. I may have mentioned elsewhere I rely mostly on "The Big Takeover" to stay current. Only two issues a year and lots of reviews although not as many as 10 years ago. You had mentioned your interest in 70's British prog music. Who else did you discover. The Strawbs? Groundhogs? Actually more blues than prog but a favorite.
hello scott thanks for dropping over. its a pleasure! nice to see you over in these parts.
um i think the player just drags over, if i remember rightly, just hover your mouse over the top of it 'til you get your 4 pointed star and then drag it wherever you want it to go.
I looked up Ayers on Amazon. Looks like some bargains can be had. A 4!! CD comp. can be had for under $12 new. 60 tracks! A 19 track best of is under $4. Will read up on him and yes, I've heard of him. Always curious but never checked him out. Glad you like Caravan. I've got about 6 LP's from the 70's and 5 or 6 CD's which seem to be either re-recordings are extended versions. Rick
"Lullaby for the Working Class
Spare, mellow, almost ambient alt-country band from the late 90s.
I'm almost embarrassed that I'm only discovering them now.
Some loose personnel associations with Bright Eyes.
Boogaloo Omnibus & Girlsoul have lost all their sense & invited me to blast a special birthday set of old 45s with them! With Josh Styles, an innocent bystander, on the bill, too! They call it Discophonic Walk & it’s Friday, May 24, 11PM-4AM @ The Commodore, 366 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211. FREE!See More
"It's truly incredible, how his attitude seems to have changed. He PERFORMED with the remaining Monkees, something I swear he said he would never do again after the '80s. It is baffling. As for the meeting, he was so gracious and answered…"
"Harry, I was moved to buy that song based upon your post. And Anna, it is WAY cool to meet Mr. Nesmith. In all of my readings, he was very reclusive and didn't make public appearances...and damn sure didn't reaffirm his former…"
"......hey Eddie....I hope we don't crash cuz (Stan breaks into song...) "I Wanna Go Back!"......you know what I mean pal....I need the plane to "Take Me Home Tonight!" (rim shot.....tip your bartenders..)"
So Mike Nesmith. Yeah. WTF, right? Private, reclusive, mysterious for many years. A couple of years back, he got on Facebook and he posts long, winding tales about himself, his dogs, his home, his past, and a really lovely Mother's Day post last weekend. Photos go up. The whole thing. It's like he disappeared and then came back on his own terms. I didn't know how to take it. I'm a huge Monkees fan, no doubt. And, being a woman/girl of a certain age, I have a favorite and that favorite is Mike.…See More