07 Mar

Our Latest 58 Music Items

Record_PlayerHere is the latest music update. Some of these were new, some were used, most were cheap. Do you love any of these? Hate any of them? Or are you just confused?

Read all the way to the end and then leave me a comment!

ARTIST – TITLE – FORMAT – SIZE – COUNTRY – COMMENTS
Prince – HitNRun Phase Two    CD    5    US
Chvrches – The Bones Of What You Believe    CD    5    US
Sumner, Eliot – Information    CD    5    US
Murphy, Peter – Ninth    CD    5    US
King, Elle – Love Stuff    CD    5    US
Bowie, David – Blackstar    CD    5    US
Bowie, David – The Next Day    CD    5    US    Two CDs and one DVD
Bowie, David – The Deram Anthology 1966-1968    CD    5    US
Airborne Toxic Event, The – The Airborne Toxic Event    CD    5    US
I Blame Coco – The Constant    CD    5    US
Wombats, The – The Wombats    CD    5    US
Zevon, Warren – Sentimental Hygiene    CD    5    US    Two bonus tracks
Be Bop Deluxe – Unforgettable Tune    CD    5    Unk    Bootleg
Thenewno2 – You Are Here    CD    5    US
Thenewno2 – Thenewno2    CD    5    US
Mates Of State – Our Constant Concern    CD    5    US

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17 Jan

David Bowie – RIP

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One of the truly greats has passed on. David Bowie has died too young at 69.

There was no one like him. So innovative, such a talent. Any one of his personas would be worth celebrating but he did so many different things so well. He is already missed and will be missed for a long, long time.

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24 Dec

Yeah. What’s So Funny About It?

Merry Christmas. Happy Holidays. All that and more. Yeah yeah yeah. But whatever you believe, I still have one question, thanks to Elvis Costello, The Imposters, David Letterman, and Nick Lowe. What the #$%^& is so funny about Peace, Love, and Understanding?

Here’s Elvis hosting the Letterman show, introducing himself and his band The Imposters and performing this classic Nick Lowe-penned tuned. Not a holiday song but what better time to hope for peace, love, and understanding.

 

 

Hope you find all three of those things.

If not (or if so) you can leave me a comment…

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07 Nov

Our Latest 27 Music Items

Record_PlayerHere is the latest update. Some of these were new, some were used. Do you love any of these? Hate any of them? Or are you just confused?

CDs and DVDs/Blu-rays are listed first, then vinyl, then 8-tracks! Yes, you read that right! Read all the way to the end and then leave me a comment!

ARTIST – TITLE – FORMAT – SIZE – COUNTRY – COMMENTS

CD/BLU-RAY

Beatles, The – 1+    CD    5    US    CD plus two Blu-ray discs and book
XTC – Oranges And Lemons    CD    5    UK    CD plus Blu-ray
Prince – Hit N Run Phase One    CD    5    US
Parker, Graham – Mystery Glue    CD    5    US    Autographed
Parker, Graham – Official Bootleg Box    CD    5    US    Autographed
Metric – Pagans In Vegas    CD    5    US
New Order – Music Complete    CD    5    US
Mullins, Shawn – My Stupid Heart    CD    5    US
Hart, Beth – Beth Hart & The Ocean Of Souls – 1993…    CD    5    US
ABC – The Remix Collection    CD    5    US
Bowie, David – Day In Day Out – Radio Broadcast 1987 Au    CD    5    Unk
Sheeran, Ed – 5    CD    5    US    Five CD Eps
Squeeze – A Round And A Bout    CD    5    US
Wilson, Ann – The Ann Wilson Thing! #1    CD    5    US
Carlile, Brandi – Live At Benaroya Hall With The Seattle S    CD    5    US
Jethro Tull – War Child    CD    5    US    Seven bonus tracks

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26 Oct

Pictures From The 2015 Seattle And Bumbershoot Trip

Bumbershoot 2015 logoHello again, family, friends, and everyone else. The pictures from our 2015 trip to Seattle for the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival (and much more!)  are now online! We had a great time and so did our friends. Take a look at the pictures!

If you are thinking of going in 2016, let me know!

If you have any questions, just ask. And leave a comment if you want….

2015 Seattle and Bumbershoot photos

What we did on the 2015 trip – part 1

What we did on the 2015 trip – part 2

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15 Sep

The 2015 Seattle And Bumbershoot Trip – Part Two

space needle tooWait! You should read part one first.

Already did that? Then let’s continue with our Seattle and Bumbershoot trip for 2015…

Sunday September 6

After a leisurely morning, we went for lunch to Veggie Grill, a chain of vegan restaurants that we’ve loved in many cities now. This was the downtown Seattle location and, while the food was delicious, it was more remarkable that Karl and Betty came with us to eat. Why? Well, Karl is a notorious carnivore but he humored us and even found a tasty sandwich that he devoured. A win for the veg people! Then we headed out to day two of the Bumbershoot festival. The first act that we saw was Eliot Sumner and her band. All through the set I kept thinking that she sounded a lot like Sting (in a good way) and that the music was a bit Police-like (later police, not the earlier reggae-incluenced stuff). It was uncanny how much she sounded like him. We were right up in front and Petra managed to get the set list and had Eliot autograph it! As we walked to the stage for next act, I googled her and discovered why the resemblance. She is Sting’s daughter. Doh! It was not mentioned on the web site, in the app, or anywhere, but true nevertheless. Moving on, we watched part of set by Mikal Cronin. His music is kind of power-pop, a bit jangly, and while not bad we soon ventured in search of the next act.

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15 Sep

The 2015 Seattle And Bumbershoot Trip – Part One

spaceneedleIt was time for our annual trip to Seattle for the Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival. We go every year, since 2001, making this our 15th year in a row. And we love it more than ever.

I’ll post some pictures soon, but first, here’s what we did on our trip.

Wednesday September 2

Nine of us were headed to Seattle this year, eight from Sacramento and one from Portland. We had various flights and ways to get there. Karl and Betty were taking the same flight, in the late morning. They came to our house and we took the Blue Van (Super Shuttle) to the airport. We took Southwest to Seattle, a quick and smooth flight. Once at the Seattle airport (SEA/TAC), we caught the convenient Light Rail and a bit later we were checking in to our condos at The Camlin.

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31 Jul

The Book I Read: Gone Girl

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This book, Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, has been a best seller for a few years now and I finally found a copy of it used. So yes, I am behind the times, but yes also, I did read it!

It was a great read and I could hardly put it down. She has a writing style and a story that pulls you in. There were plot twists in the best way. If there was a flaw in the book it was the ending, which was ok but not great. But the rest of the book WAS great and I recommend it.

From the description on Amazon:

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage, Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn’t doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams about the slope and shape of his wife’s head, but passages from Amy’s diary reveal the alpha-girl perfectionist could have put anyone dangerously on edge. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media—as well as Amy’s fiercely doting parents—the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter—but is he really a killer?

I’ve already gone out and bought another book by Ms. Flynn, and I even bought this one new!

What do you think? Leave me a comment!

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