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Marc Cohn @ the 20th Century Theatre (5/6/15)

I drove by this marquee in Oakley last week and decided right there that I’d go see Marc Cohn in concert on the following Tuesday.  I was quite excited as Marc is an old favorite of mine and I’d never … Continue reading

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On dud batteries and new squirrels…

I have a collection of unused Duracell batteries that have died long before their expiration dates.  They sit in a bag in my basement spewing out white stuff.  Not knowing what to do with them, I decided to use chopsticks … Continue reading

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Adventures in music acquisition #177

I wrote a post last Sunday that made reference to a bunch of recent non-Record Store Day music purchases.  Well, this post is going to catch up on all that stuff in four pictures.  Maybe I’ll type up a few … Continue reading

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Record Store Day: Music for me -vs- Music for Beth

Saturday was Record Store Day.  I decided to go to pilates instead.  I was very proud of myself for that decision.  Yes, I was working on my core while the main hubbub was going on over at Everybody’s Records.  Once … Continue reading

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Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift @ the Columbia City Theater (3/16/15)

The first thing I usually do when I get home from a concert is go through my scribbled notes and put together a complete and proper setlist.  If I don’t have time to do it that night, then I definitely … Continue reading

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Hooray For Everything.

I’m happy to announce that after over 12 years of searching, I have finally tracked down and purchased a copy of the first Heavy Blinkers CD, Hooray For Everything.  It’s shown somewhere below face down with everything else I’ve acquired … Continue reading

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The G in Bell Gardens is very twirly.

I recently ordered a copy of Bell Gardens’ Slow Dawns For Lost Conclusions from Insound, an online music retailer I’ve used on and off for years.  I’ve had good luck with them in the past, so I was surprised when … Continue reading

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SIBR: Books from February 2015

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame–Victor Hugo A novel has serious problems if its only appealing character is a goat. Station Eleven–Emily St. John Mandel Station Eleven is about a flu pandemic that wipes out most of the world’s population.  The book … Continue reading

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Hey, at least it’s not spoons.

First you could click on a fancy green box to open it and see all the records and CDs inside.  Then you could click on a plastic cat butt to see the second greatest Dunny ever.  Now I present you … Continue reading

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Long May You Run

Here’s a screen capture of a post I wrote back in 2007 about the death of my beloved 3rd generation iPod Classic.  I include it here because I still get a kick out of the sad post-it face and because … Continue reading

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