Category Archives: Music

Meme: 25 Rock ‘N’ Roll songs

What 25 songs would you pick to describe your personal history with rock ‘n’ roll? You can start whenever you like, end whenever you like, include whomever you like. This is more of a “favorites” list that shows your history with … Continue reading

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Current Listening

While I’m unable to read, or watch movies or television, I’m by necessity listening to music and audiobooks. The iPod has come in handy, especially for listening to the many podcasts I have stored up, including Mystery Theater, News from Lake … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, Current Reading, January 14 – 20, 2013

Yes, I’m a bad person. Okay, I’m not really a bad person, I just can’t seem to reign in my desire for more books and music. Sigh. I’ll keep working on it. Meanwhile… NEW ARRIVALS – It should be no surprise to … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve and Other Stories by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

It’s always this time of year that the Trans-Siberian Orchestra CDs (or Mp3s) come out. I like them all, but this may be my favorite, at least until I listen to the rest of them. After a steady diet of the traditional carols … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, January 23-29, 2012

A mix of books and music this time. Here we go. Music of Downton Abbey by John Lunn [Decca Records December 13, 2011 audio CD, new] – soundtrack – original music from the TV series, Season One – I still … Continue reading

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New Arrivals December 5 – 11, 2011

Ah, the beauty of pre-ordering: things just show up and always a happy surprise. So it is this time with the new A. Bertram Chandler omnibus. Also new are a graphic novel and a soundtrack CD. Read on, MacDuff. Astro … Continue reading

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New Stuff – birthday

Instead of a Friday Forgotten Book today it’s going to be a brief post on the new stuff I got at birthday mine on Wednesday. It was a great day. This takes the place of the New Arrivals post I do … Continue reading

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Tuesday forgotten music (very late edition)

Now that I’ve posted this, I realize it’s forgotten MOVIE day, not forgotten music. The forgotten movies are all over at Todd Mason’s blog. From me, you get this. Whatever. Dig it. So… IMAGINE YOUR FAVORITE NUCLEAR DISASTER FILM HERE. I just … Continue reading

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New Arrivals, July 25 – 31, 2011

I went to Borders on Monday morning, after the hordes had stripped about half of the stock. The books, with a few exceptions were only 10% off, not the 40% the bug signs said, but I bought three books, two … Continue reading

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forgotten music: Carmell Jones

Business Meetin’, Carmell Jones, 1962 LP, Pacific Jazz black label, # 16602 – out of print Mosiac Select #2, Carmell Jones – B2-80404, 2003, limited to 5000 numbered sets – out of print Business Meetin’ is one of the few records … Continue reading

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