Category Archive: Music

Nov 06

One Night In Portland

I’m going on record (ha ha) with an unpopular musical opinion, and I don’t really care who knows it. Back in early 1985 two singers released their own versions of the same song. I was thirteen years old at the time, right in the target demographic for Top-40 “Z” stations like Z-100 here in Portland. …

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Jun 13

Filter – The Sun Comes Out Tonight

I decided not to write anything about the new Daft Punk record here because, wow, who didn’t have something to say about it? (Mostly unmitigated, unabashed praise… and I’m afraid I couldn’t have done that, as I found the album kind of dull in several ways. But we’re not here to talk about that…) However, …

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Mar 21

ABC – Beauty Stab

I don’t share musical sensibilities with very many people. It’s not that I’m a hipster with ridiculously obscure tastes, mind you. My library contains mostly recognizable names, though sometimes it’s a case of “a leading artist in their narrow niche.” Taken as a whole, however, you’re unlikely to find any single person who would agree …

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Jan 23

Dervish D.

If I keep this up, January 2013 will see more posts here than any two months in 2012 put together… At any rate. The last song to come up in Poweramp on my tablet last night (why pay for a separate MP3 player when I have LG Tone headphones and a nice big tablet?) was… …

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Aug 10

Music Meme: 5 Songs

I picked this up from this guy, who acquired it from that guy… and so on. And I (block)quote: 1. If you’d like to play along, reply to this post and I’ll assign you a letter. 2. You then list (and upload or link to the video, if you feel like it) 5 songs that …

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Jan 14

They Grew On Me

As I listen to Midnight Oil’s Redneck Wonderland album through (chosen to be the background music while I work on a software upgrade… yes, at 9:30pm…) I realize that back when I first picked up the CD, I didn’t actually like it very much. I thought it was too rough, too hard, too different from …

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