This blog is about music. More specifically it’s about whatever music I happen to be listening to.
It began like this: Recently my wife Cheryl came across some dusty old LP records in the garbage and brought them home as a novelty. She regrets this. Although none of those records were of any use, I decided to find the old turntable and see what other record bargains I might find at used record stores, garage sales and wherever else. It has become an addiction, as Cheryl will attest.
This blog will be a place for me to talk about music, but also about records, turntables, and the process of transferring some from LP to CD with an excellent freeware program called Audacity. I’ll focus my attention on talking about the musicians I’m encountering and expressing my take on the characteristics and development of their music.
My musical interests are somewhat wide within Rock and Jazz, so don’t be surprized if you find me talking about Genesis, Bruce Springsteen, and Jeff Beck alongside of Earth, Wind and Fire, Roberta Flack, and Charles Mingus. When I encounter a record for .25 cents or .50 or a buck I’m far more willing to experiment and give it a try even if I’ve never heard of the musician or band in question. You’ve been forewarned of my seemingly scattered musical interests. The fact that it’s usually records I’ll be talking about means that we’ll be dealing mostly with the 1950s-1980s, but sometimes I’ll talk about some of my more recent CD listening of the 1990s and 2000s.