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 booklets. The EMI group has done some nice archival work in the last decade, and the Kevin Ayers single disc cd remasters are a good example
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 music. I consider them a major musical discovery at age 47. Kevin Ayers, the man who left Soft Machine after their first lp, is the other major discovery. He is a genius. Whimsical, horrifying. Tunes could be from the thirties one minute; predictive of today's "noise" the next. He can do it all. Check him out if you haven't. Most Americans have never heard of him, either.
Oh, yeh...and please check out my songs, obscurely buried in the left hand column of my profile.
"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