Monday, June 25, 2007

Weekend rewind (nothing really special)

Another great weekend come and gone. Beautiful weather and glad to be out, even though a lot of time was spent tooling around in the new ride. Your predictable Starbucks/Whole Foods run, plus a quick shopping jaunt to this new place made Saturday a worthwhile chore day. Add to that me finally bringing the new 12-string in for bridge adjustment and I'm a tired, but contented guy. Getting all the necessities done early and expeditiously puts a smile on my face. Yesterday was a quick visit to my dad (and thanks for the continuous e-mails and calls), a Mexican meal complete with a few beers (how rare is that?) and a relaxing evening at home.

I just wanted to point out the return to blogging of the mighty LeFig. Her blog, Clementine's Folly, which is linked here, is still ripe with her witticisms, criticisms and downright funny quips. She rocks.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

This ain't the summer of love

A lot of talk on sites/blogs/mags/amongst my industry friends about this being the 40th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper and subsequently the surge of the hippie movement. I won't comment on the aforementioned Beatles album as it is not one of my favorites, nor do I think it merits the accolades that have been heaped upon it. As the world knows, Revolver is the beginning and end for me. Simply put, it's the best (and first) "rock" album ever made. More on that some other time.

I was thinking about other more important records released in '67. Ponder these:

The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn - The Pink Floyd
The Who Sell Out - The Who
Something Else By The Kinks - The Kinks
Evolution and Butterfly - The Hollies
Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. - The Monkees
Everything Playing - The Lovin' Spoonful
The Doors - The Doors

And so on. An endless list, really. '67 was a very good year for many, many bands, so I thought it only fair to point out the gems.

Keep in mind, if Brian Wilson had finished Smile with The Beach Boys, we'd never be talking about Sgt. Pepper.

I will rifle through my collection later and see what other meisterwerks I come up with.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

It comes and goes

An all-too-brief weekend, but a relaxing one, nonetheless. Work has been ablaze with our upcoming office move; Liz and I have been apartment hunting in Staten Island for ourselves and my dad and I've been slowly mapping out the next musical project I'm interested in.

Groceries Friday means more time on Saturday; a leisurely breakfast followed by a relaxing stop at Starbucks; stop at my father's to bring him his groceries and a visit to the Apple Store to have the iBook repaired (the battery is dead and needs to be replaced). Saw an entertaining horror flick, "Hostel II" (Liz' choice) and lunch at our favorite burger place. An ice cream sundae nightcap and an early evening set a nice tone.

Lunch at Whole Foods today, laundry and like everyone else, we watched the final anti-climactic ending to "The Sopranos".

Off we go into the wild blue Monday!

Friday, June 01, 2007

Quick plug

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No finer a writer around.

More later