Category Archives: Music

Current Listening: “exotic”

When we got our new kitten (is there such a thing as an old kitten?) from Cat Adoption Team he came with the name Pongo. We spent days mulling over other possible names but came up empty, so Pongo he stays. … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to… Dire Straits

Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms Warner Brothers Records, 1985 I’ve liked this band since I first heard “Sultans of Swing” on the radio way back in 1978. Dire Straits were a British rock band formed in London in 1977 by Mark … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to… sound tracks

Dances With Wolves soundtrack, music by John Barry, Epic Records 1990 CD I’ve been listening to soundtracks. This is one of my favorites. This is the original motion picture soundtrack of the 1990 Academy Award and Golden Globe winning film … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to…

Playback by Tom Petty, MCA boxed set released November 20, 1995. Six CDs. Playback is a box set compilation by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, released in 1995. It contains popular album tracks, B-sides, previously unreleased outtakes, and early songs by … Continue reading

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What I’m listening to…

These days, we’re all looking for some music that perks us up, right? Here’s what I have been listening to the past couple of mornings. Later in the day I move on to classical and jazz. The Very Best of … Continue reading

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Jazz! Count Basie & Lester Young

I’ve been listening to a lot of music in the last few weeks. I just got this Mosiac set last week, and I’m really enjoying it! Classic 1936-1947 Count Basie & Lester Young Studio Sessions (#263), Mosaic Records Limited Edition Box … Continue reading

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The Complete Hank Mobley Blue Note Sessions 1963-70

I like jazz a lot, specifically from the late 1940s to the mid 1970s. That includes a lot of great music! I’m particularly fond of Bop and Hard Bop, and among my favorite artists is Hank Mobley. I have the … Continue reading

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Christmas Swag

note: my Current Reading post will be back next week Thanks to “wish lists”, friends and family know just what to buy this old fella. Take a look: The Mistletoe Murder and other Stories by P.D. James. Four stories in … Continue reading

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New Book! New OS! Play Mania!

New Arrival!  Bob Dylan The Lyrics 1961-2012. I pre-ordered this three or more months ago, before Bob Dylan won the Nobel prize for Literature. It’s just out. It has the lyrics to every song through 2012. This stuff is both poetry and … Continue reading

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New Stuff

I had a birthday, so, some books and a CD came my way. The Heiress of Linn Hagh by Karen Charlton [Thomas & Mercer, 2015 trade paper, new] – mystery. The first Detective Lavender mystery. A review drew me in, … Continue reading

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