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Random Musical Notes

I recently bought a new laptop (an adventure in OCD consumerism for yours truly, but enough about that right now) and not wanting to mirror my PC setup exactly, I've been slowly loading software and tweaking my browsers on the new mojolapwire over the past few months.  Last week I dove into my i-tunes account and the whole process of transferring the massively ridiculous amount of music to the mojolapwire. A process that required leaving the computers on and linked up in "share" mode overnight.  The next step is backing everything up on a terrabyte external hard drive, just in case.
  In the midst of doing that I've been cleaning out the basement and going through boxes that haven't seen the light of day since we moved into this house three plus years ago.  I've found all kinds of treasures I had no Idea we had - mostly art supplies, books and camera stuff bought in a haze and forgotten.  There's a giant matte cutter I can't wait to goof around with and a few plastic model kits that look like fun.  There was a shoe box full of burned CDs that my work buddy Steve made for me.   I don't think I listened to any of them,but I lied and told him I did.  Some of my favorite records are in there....

      This one is one of Dylan's more heart-felt efforts - has a few songs on there that are actually very poppy and dare I say, schmaltzy. Some terrific love songs here.  He's in great voice on this one - well, as great as Dylan's voice ever is, I guess.

  Don't know whatever happened to this guy but he put out a few good prog rock records in the eighties with his band Marillion before going solo and then disappearing.  Fish had a way with words that I liked...
"Do you remember chalk hearts melting on a playground wall
Do you remember dawn escapes from moon washed college halls
Do you remember the cherry blossom in the market square
Do you remember I thought it was confetti in our hair"

Van the Man at the height of his powers.  One of the great unsung live rock records.  The band is tremendously tight and on fire here.  Van Morrison has more soul and emotion in his heart than a hundred Kanyes or a thousand Ushers could ever hope to achieve. This is a document of a musical giant absolutely owning his music, his band and the very, very lucky audience. I love playing this one at top volume.

I spent a pleasant evening sitting at the kitchen table coaching Z-girl through making rosewater/vanilla cupcakes while music from these records and others blasted away in the other room. For the record - she didn't like Dylan's harmonica playing and wasn't crazy about all the horns on the Morrison CD.  She's entitled to her opinion, but no - I'm not turning it down....


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Aug. 4th, 2011 12:08 pm (UTC)
Van Morrison
I have live Van Morrison "A Night in San Francisco" recorded live at the Masonic Auditorium San Francisco 1994-Van Morrison is a true musical artist-does have true soul-peace
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