Archive for November, 2010

Black Friday music shopping

Posted November 27, 2010 By admin

Yesterday was Black Friday, and Record Store Day had some special releases in order just for the occasion. I was able to snag this Bob Dylan single, this Jimi Hendrix single, as well as a bunch of other albums at rock bottom pricing. Definitely a good day for me, and a great day for local record stores. This weekend will also be great for me as well, me and my wife are seeing Atmosphere tomorrow, which promises to be an amazing time. We’ve seen them once before together, and they put on a great show, and tomorrow should be no different. There will also be a “special guest”, which I am guessing will be Grieves, based on the fact that he was at 5th Element yesterday meeting and greeting customers that came to check out the great deals they had there as well.

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Nick Drake

Posted November 25, 2010 By admin

On this day in 1974, musician Nick Drake was found dead, in his bed at his home in Tanworth-In-Arden. He left behind a music legacy that was never really appreciated during his lifetime, but has found a wide fan base since his death. I was made aware of Nick Drake through a friend about 6 or 7 years ago, and have been obsessed since. Most of his music was very simple in the musical sense, yet very complicated in it’s hidden meanings lyrically. Only releasing 3 albums during his lifetime, most of the songs on them convey a very lonely, lost feeling, and his last album, Pink Moon is the most extreme example of this. Pink Moon is my favorite Drake album by far, and I put it up there with one of my favorite albums, period. It’s starkness (only one song includes any instrument besides acoustic guitar) matches what we know of Nick’s personality, very quiet, reserved, and withdrawn. It’s a short album, coming in at a little over 28 minutes, but it doesn’t feel incomplete, if anything, it feels like a perfect goodbye letter to an amazing artist who has hopefully found the peace he was never able to obtain during his lifetime. Below are a couple discs of demos Nick recorded at Far-Leys. Most of them are pretty rough as far as quality goes, but they are still very enjoyable to fans of Drake.

Nick Drake
Tanworth-In-Arden

  1. My Sugar So Sweet
  2. Get Together
  3. Don’t Think
  4. If You Leave Me
  5. Courting Blues
  6. Strolling Down The Highway
  7. Blues Run The Game
  8. Winter Is Gone
  9. Here Comes The Blues
  10. All My Trials
  11. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
  12. Cocaine Blues
  13. Milk & Honey
  14. Summertime
  15. Black Mountain
  16. My Love Left With The Rain
  17. Bird Flew By
  18. To The Garden
  19. Strange Meeting 2
  20. Joey
  21. To The Garden

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Nick Drake
Tanworth-In-Arden 2

  1. Fly
  2. Place To Be
  3. Hazey Jane I
  4. Parasite
  5. Poor Boy
  6. Work In Progress 01 (Acoustic guitar)
  7. Black Eyed Dog
  8. Work In Progress 02 (Acoustic guitar)
  9. Work In Progress 03 (Electric guitar)
  10. Voice From The Mountain
  11. Work In Progress 04 (Piano)
  12. Work In Progress 05 (Acoustic guitar)
  13. Work In Progress 06 (Piano)
  14. Work In Progress 07 (Piano)
  15. Time Has Told Me (Five Leaves Left Demo)
  16. Saturday Sun (Five Leaves Left Demo)

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Picks Of The Week

Posted November 21, 2010 By admin

Sorry for the lack of posting this pas week. Me and my wife’s first anniversary was Thursday so we went out of town for a few days, and I just got too busy to post from the road. I didn’t get much of a chance to listen to new music or old music from my collection, so this weeks feature will be very small. I’m going to break my own rule to only include one song per artist because of this, and hopefully this next week I’ll have more time to focus on music and posting here.

  • Any Other Day- Norah Jones (ft. Wyclef Jean)
  • Don’t Love You- The Chapin Sisters
  • Drop Me- The Chapin Sisters
  • English (Instrumental)- Paper Tiger
  • Gatekeeper- Meg Hutchinson
  • If & When- Doomtree
  • Veteran- Doomtree

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The Chapin Sisters-Live At The Dakota Jazz Club

Posted November 16, 2010 By admin

The Chapin Sisters
Dakota Jazz Club
Minneapolis, MN
2010-11-10

-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition (Raise levels)>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-Feel free to re-master, share on any torrent site, or convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

www.thechapinsisters.com/
www.neema.ca/
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I recorded the opener, NEeMA. I had never heard of her before, but she was pretty amazing. I ended up buying her CD on the spot I was so impressed. Her new album “Watching You Think” was produced by Leonard Cohen, which might encourage some people to give her a try.

NEeMA

1. Intro
2. Elsa’s Lullaby
3. Unspoken
4. Lost In LA
5. Ayìi Woòle
6. Escape
7. Sidewalk
8. Eternity
9. Romeo & Juliet (Mark Knopfler)
10. Masì (Choukran)

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The Chapin Sisters

1. Intro
2. Sweet Light > I Can Feel
3. Roses In Winter
4. Left All Alone
5. Hey
6. Boo Hoo
7. Bird Song
8. Toxic (Britney Spears)
9. Paradise
10. Drop Me
11. Don’t Love You
12. Your Long Journey (Doc Watson)
13. Shady River
14. Let Me Go
15. Palm Tree
16. Digging A Hole
17. I Never Will Marry (Carter Family)
18. I Know It’s Over (The Smiths)

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Picks Of The Week

Posted November 15, 2010 By admin
  • Mr. Bojangles- Sammy Davis, Jr.
  • Into You- Fabolous (ft. Tamia)
  • Eternity- NEeMA
  • One Love- Grynch (ft. Portia)
  • Return Of The Grevious Angel (Alternate)- Gram Parsons
  • Folsom Prison Blues/And That’s Alright- International Submarine Band
  • I Ate Your Soul (Remix)- Grieves
  • I Can Feel- Chapin Sisters
  • Many Horrible Things Happen To Mr. Doe- Botzy (ft. Wesley Opus)
  • Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite/I Want You (She’s So Heavy)/Helter Skelter- The Beatles
  • Backward- Mac Lethal
  • The Good Life- Tony Bennett

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Wolves win!

Posted November 12, 2010 By admin

Tonight was an awesome night for the Wolves, who have now won two straight. Kevin Love scored 31 points and grabbed 31 boards as well, the first time a player has had a 30/30 game since Moses Malone is 1982. Michael Beasley added 35 points as well, which is the first time in my memory the Wolves have had two 30 point scorers in the same game. This is a great step for the Wolves, and I’m very excited to see what the rest of the season holds.

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