sigh

Posted on September 15th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Badness, Music, Words.

I dislike album titles that pun upon a person's name. It's very easy, usually, and most of the time it doesn't pun any further. Like most puns, it's child's play. (If you must pun on this entry -- I know that some people take it as a challenge -- please pun in at least two dimensions.)

But Roy Haynes, boy: I hope that the title of his 1992 album, When It's Haynes It Roars, wasn't his idea.

3 comments.

just an awful, awful cover...

Posted on April 26th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Music.

and yet, a very good (reggae) album. Go figure.

http://www.deselbybowen.com/parlando/covers/1466722.jpg

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an early 2014 5-star album

Posted on April 25th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Music, Musicians.

Juçara Marçal's Encarnado.

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a quandary of mind

Posted on April 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.

I'm slowly getting together a list of the best albums of 1978, and I'm wondering: is it because the year 1978 was incredible, up there with the best years of music, I'm having trouble thinking of a better year, or even thinking of a competition; or is it because I was fourteen?

edit: 1959 is a strong all-jazz year.

1 comment.

1988 albums, top ten

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


1. The Go-Betweens ◊ 16 Lovers Lane
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2. Man Jumping ◊ World Service
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3. Cardiacs ◊ A Little Man and a House and the Whole World Window
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4. Throwing Muses ◊ House Tornado
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5. Talk Talk ◊ Spirit of Eden
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6. Mary Margaret O'Hara ◊ Miss America
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7. The Microscopic Septet ◊ Beauty Based on Science
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8. Black Future ◊ Eu Sou o Rio
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9. ゲルニカ [Guernica] ◊ 新世紀への運河 [Shinseiki eno Unga]
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10. Morbid Saint ◊ Spectrum of Death
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1988 albums, numbers 11-20

Posted on March 7th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


11. Don Pullen ◊ New Beginnings
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12. Roland Alphonso & Mute Beat ◊ R. Alphonso Meets Mute Beat
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13. Stump ◊ A Fierce Pancake
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14. Victims Family ◊ Things I Hate to Admit
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15. Defunkt ◊ In America
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16. Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition ◊ Audio-Visualscapes
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17. World Domination Enterprises ◊ Let's Play Domination
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18. Paul Roland ◊ Happy Families
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19. Промышленная архитектура [Industrial Architecture] ◊ Любовь и Технология [Love & Technology]
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20. Public Enemy ◊ It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
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2 comments.

1988 albums, numbers 21-30

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Sonic Youth ◊ Daydream Nation
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Steve Coleman and Five Elements ◊ Sine Die
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The Shrubs ◊ Vessels of the Heart
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Dagmar Krause ◊ Tank Battles: The Songs of Hanns Eisler
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Gary Thomas and Seventh Quadrant ◊ Code Violations
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The Residents ◊ God in Three Persons
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Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band ◊ Obatalá
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Willem Breuker Kollektief ◊ Bob's Gallery
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Fishbone ◊ Truth and Soul
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Lyle Lovett ◊ Pontiac
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1988 albums, numbers 31-40

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Ray Anderson ◊ Blues Bred in the Bone
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Marilyn Crispell ◊ Labyrinths
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My Dad Is Dead ◊ The Best Defense
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The Leaders ◊ Out Here Like This
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Nuno Canavarro ◊ Plux Quba
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Cindytalk ◊ In This World
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Metallica ◊ …And Justice for All
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Sheriff Lindo & The Hammer ◊ Ten Dubs That Shook the World
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Test Dept. ◊ Terra Firma
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Universal Congress Of ◊ Prosperous and Qualified
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1988 albums, numbers 41-50

Posted on March 6th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Dave Holland Trio ◊ Triplicate
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Toxik ◊ World Circus
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David Liebman Trio ◊ Trio + One
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Marius Popp ◊ Acordul Fin
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Infest ◊ Slave
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Julius Hemphill ◊ Julius Hemphill Big Band
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Stephen Sondheim ◊ Into the Woods [Original Broadway Cast]
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Mad Professor & Pato Banton ◊ Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton
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New Model Army ◊ Radio Sessions '83-'84
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Mikel Laboa ◊ Lekeitioak
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1988 albums, numbers 51-60

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Missing Foundation ◊ 1933 Your House Is Mine
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Sei Miguel ◊ Breaker
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George Shearing and Hank Jones ◊ The Spirit of 176
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Mão Morta ◊ Mão Morta
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Engenheiros do Hawaii ◊ Ouça o que Eu Digo: Não Ouça Ninguém
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Royal Trux ◊ Royal Trux
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Anacrusis ◊ Suffering Hour
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Sadus ◊ Illusions
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Ultramagnetic MC’s ◊ Critical Beatdown
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Eek-a-Mouse ◊ Mouse-A-Mania
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1988 albums, numbers 61-70

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Bruno Wątpliwy ◊ Szał
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Phalanx ◊ In Touch
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Soul Brothers ◊ Jive Explosion
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Helen Merrill & Gil Evans ◊ Collaboration
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Pestilence ◊ Malleus Maleficarum
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King Snake Roost ◊ Things That Play Themselves
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Geri Allen, Charlie Haden & Paul Motian ◊ Etudes
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Michelle Shocked ◊ Short Sharp Shocked
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Pere Ubu ◊ The Tenement Year
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Charles Gayle ◊ Spirits Before
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1988 albums, numbers 71-80

Posted on March 5th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


The Wonder Stuff ◊ The Eight Legged Groove Machine
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Mal Waldron ◊ The Seagulls of Kristiansund: Live At the Village Vanguard
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Mute Beat ◊ Lover's Rock
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John Zorn, George Lewis & Bill Frisell ◊ News for Lulu
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John Surman ◊ Private City
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Voivod ◊ Dimension Hatröss
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NoMeansNo ◊ Small Parts Isolated and Destroyed
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Los Cafres [Spain] ◊ SF 13 Tractor Cerebral
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James ◊ Strip-mine
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Crowded House ◊ Temple of Low Men
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1988 albums, numbers 81-90

Posted on March 4th, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Gil Evans ◊ New Bottle Old Wine
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Henry Threadgill Sextett ◊ Rag, Bush and All
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U-Men ◊ Step on a Bug
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Steve Lacy Trio ◊ The Window
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Live Skull ◊ Snuffer [EP]
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Norma Loy ◊ Sacrifice
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Mano Negra ◊ Patchanka [EP]
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Ocaso Épico ◊ Muito Obrigado
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Boogie Down Productions ◊ By All Means Necessary
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Hank Roberts ◊ Black Pastels
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1988 albums, numbers 91-100

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


k.d. lang ◊ Shadowland
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Datblygu ◊ Wyau
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Susannah McCorkle ◊ No More Blues
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Fred Frith ◊ The Technology of Tears [cd edit]
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Ludichrist ◊ Powertrip
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Joy of Life ◊ Hear the Children
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Front 242 ◊ Front by Front
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Camouflage ◊ Voices & Images
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Ketama, Toumani Diabaté & Danny Thompson ◊ Songhai
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Razor ◊ Violent Restitution
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1988 albums, numbers 101-110

Posted on March 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Half Japanese ◊ Charmed Life
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Universal Congress Of ◊ This Is Mecolodics
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The Waterboys ◊ Fisherman’s Blues
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Fingers Inc. ◊ Another Side
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Opéra de nuit ◊ Opéra de nuit
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Stretchheads ◊ Five Fingers, Four Thingers, a Thumb, a Facelift and a New Identity
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Leonard Cohen ◊ I’m Your Man
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Flotsam and Jetsam ◊ No Place for Disgrace
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Diamanda Galás ◊ You Must Be Certain of the Devil
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Skin Yard ◊ Hallowed Ground
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1988 albums, numbers 111-120

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


King T ◊ Act a Fool
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R.E.M. ◊ Green
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Wynton Marsalis ◊ Levee Low Moan: Soul Gestures in Southern Blue, Vol. 3
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Camper Van Beethoven ◊ Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
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They Might Be Giants ◊ Lincoln
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Incubus [Brazil/Louisiana] ◊ Serpent Temptation
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The Feelies ◊ Only Life
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Deathrow ◊ Deception Ignored
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Saint Vitus ◊ Mournful Cries
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My Dad Is Dead ◊ Let's Skip the Details
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1988 albums, numbers 121-130

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Pink Turns Blue ◊ Meta
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Rage ◊ Perfect Man
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Steely & Clevie ◊ Busting Out
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808 State ◊ Newbuild
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Armia ◊ Armia
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Kampec Dolores ◊ Kampec Dolores
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Exploding White Mice ◊ Brute Force and Ignorance
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Stetsasonic ◊ In Full Gear
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Ira! ◊ Psicoacústica
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Moss Icon ◊ Hate in Me [EP]
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1988 albums, numbers 131-140

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.


Hexx ◊ Help Yourself / Quest for Sanity [EP]
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Barbara Manning ◊ Lately I Keep Scissors
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Cleo Laine ◊ Cleo Sings Sondheim
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Lenny Breau ◊ Last Sessions
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Siglo XX ◊ Fear and Desire
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Clint Ruin & Lydia Lunch ◊ Stinkfoot [EP]
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Courtney Pine ◊ Destiny's Song + The Image of Pursuance
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Fliehende Stürme ◊ An den Ufern
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Henri Texier ◊ Colonel Skopje
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Insulin Reaction ◊ What's the Point
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1988 albums, numbers 141-150

Posted on March 2nd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Lists, Music.

Been a long time since I put together a list of albums by year. So, this is my 1988 best albums list. Why put together a list for 1988? Random. In a year this list will be different, both the order and many new albums that I didn't know or eventually heard. (But the top ten will probably be largely the same.)

This is numbers 141 to 150, more or less.


Flames ◊ Summon the Dead
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Kamal Abdul Alim ◊ Dance
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Merzbow ◊ I'm Proud by Rank of the Workers: Live in Khabarovsk CCCP
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Vinnie Moore ◊ Time Odyssey
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Voice of the Beehive ◊ Let It Bee
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La Polla Records ◊ Donde se habla
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Les Nonnes Troppo ◊ La mission
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Pixies ◊ Surfer Rosa
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Eric B & Rakim ◊ Follow the Leader
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Would-Be-Goods ◊ The Camera Loves Me
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intro to....

Posted on October 15th, 2013 by Scraps.
Categories: Albums, Music.

Down at St Vincent thrift store this week I was surprised by a good used album of Jenny Toomey's Antidote, with two pristine CDs and a clean package, and that matters in this case, because it's got a beautiful graphic design. And the St Vincent copy costs two dollars! Except-- I already have it. It's strange how I want to buy it again, how anxious I feel: I want to give it a good home.

Well. I just discovered I don't have it, at least in easy reach. 95% of my CDs are in mp3 mode, and I can reach them in my hard drives. But the actual physical CDs are in storage -- random storage; I didn't have a chance to put them in alphabetical order. There are about, I don't know, maybe 7000* CDs in my collection. And Antidote is in storage, but not in mp3 mode.

So I'm going to pick Antidote up and give it a good home: mine. Of course, eventually I will have two.

This is an introductory post to today's Parlando Playlist post....
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*or 9000. I really don't know.

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