Location: Really deep in the heart of South California Gender:
Jun 29, 2020 - 1:56pm
I was waiting... I didn't want to be first at my first review! Thanks again for your work Marty and interesting subject! Loved the sleeve/ CD artwork! How am I going to even come close to that for August? Quite a few numbers here that I've never heard before... and some scared me.
#1 Enjoyed the #1 Moby track... great beat and you should dance to it. #2 Nice Cat track. #3 Them blues are giving me the blues. I'm probably the only guy or girl on R. Paradise that gives all the blues tracks 3's. So this resides in the perfect spot. #4 A cappella! Love it! #5 Lots of sad stuff here. See #3. #6 Like them Wailin' Jennys with banjo! #7 John Stewart is good. #8 Patty Griffin is even better! So, I'll overlook the sad and blues. #9 Nice "Beautiful Thing" there. #10 Whoa. That was thought provoking. For a guy that likes upbeat, snappy tunes... I needed a swift kick to snap me out of that one. I'd rather read Psalm 50. Even verse 22 is more upbeat... "Now consider this, you who forget God, Or I will tear you in pieces, and there will be none to deliver." #11 Rappy. See #3. #12 Okay... my favorite. Hard to beat Mr. Stevens. And banjo! Go Ypsilanti! #13 Yes to Emmylou! Blues and sad even. See #8. #14 Merry Christmas Babylon! #15 A cappella and interesting. I listened to this while driving to work one early morning last week. I keep slowing down and then exceeded the speed limit many times. #16 Nice. I'd give it a 6. #17 Very, very nice Sam song. Very familiar song here on Paradise. You've got to have one of those. Don't you? #18 See #11. Did he say "Blueberry pie swim the ocean"?
These are exciting times for the old RP MCC, more new members since I've been a part of the club. With that comes the prospect of new musical ventures and other's tastes. The thing that makes this club work is community engagement. So as a reminder to all, new and old, that if someone is going to take the time to mix up some tunes, burn onto a CD, package it up and mail it direct to you for your listening pleasure it isn't much to ask that you put up a review/comment on what you thought about the members efforts.
a recap of our lineup for this round June - Lazy 8 (currently in our collective hands) July - Miamizsun August - KurtfromLaQuinta September - Buddy (I made an executive decision to put you in earlier) October - ScottfromWyoming November - ColdMiser
Have fun all and enjoy the best this group has to offer.
And finally as we spend more time at home, the demographic of our club is middle aged white dudes so I made a mix of songs from our roots so to speak. Per usual I tried to avoid ubiquity so for the most part I chose cuts that are not part of Clear Channels daily play list for their Fox classic rock stations. Exception being Led Zepplin, but it's freekin Zepplin who cares?
1. Miss Gradenko....................................Police
2. Long Grey Mare...................................Fleetwood Mac
I finished up the Box Set yesterday. Some good comfort food for sure, and a definite departure from your standard fare of wild and eclectic ingredients. Some thoughts as I enjoyed.
Man The Cars were a great freaking band weren't they? This Time will be the LAST time? I don't think so my friend I like to Rock - totally devoid of politics here, nice and simple A deep Stones track? Not many of those out there. Classic Hits Radio pretty much turned me off from AC/DC so I have to say Ride On did the opposite Not sure even the GREAT BILL G would attempt to jump from Angus Young into Yacht Rock, such Bravery I'm inspired to break out my vinyl copy of Captain Fantastic and The Brown Dirt Cowboy for a long overdue spin You now owe me a new set of speakers for the old Tacoma after the Boston Blasting. A long time favorite of mine Another Rush sighting, last seen on RMGMan's ode to Frodo mix. Soundtrack of my youth.
Thanks for all 6 discs, hard to pick out a favorite. A great Pandemic companion. Nice Work as always
19. I've Been Buked............................................Mavis Staples
20. Where the Devil Don't Stay.................................Drive By Truckers
21. Hen Pecked.................................................Bobby Rush ft. Frayser Boy
Holy cow, where to start?
I guess this was my favorite, but the care and attention put into these is inspiring. This must have been a lot of work, and they played very, very well. This stack gaot me thru several dinner-cookings and left me with a good taste in my ears.