|Album||Western Union Sound Of Love|
|Artist||The Five Americans|
|It was Jesse’s first record ever. No one forgets their first album, and like any teenager who loves their music, played it over and over and over again. So much so, that his dad (my grandpa) got furious about it and yelled that if he played the record one more time he would break it. My dad played it, because how could he not ever listen to his favorite again? My grandpa was true to his word and destroyed it.
My dad wasn’t allowed to purchase a new vinyl record one after that. He couldn’t find another one after he was older and allowed to buy records once again. He was beyond words when I gifted it to him yesterday.
Christine (Jesse’s Daughter) purchased this record for her father and told me about the story behind it. After hearing about her gift to her father and his back story about it I had to post it. I was moved.
|The Chronic was part of my early exposure to Hip Hop. It was the first album to introduce me to Snoop Dogg and Deathrow Records. Nothing but fond memories of listening to that record. I love the Dr. Dre G-Funk slow groove sound with all the Parliament and Funkalelic samples.
Who knows if you stop in at Mad Mikes Tattoo and Piercing you could possibly hear some of those mellow grooves.
|The beach boys, endless summer. I've always vibed with the beach boys, and I wondered, man where do they get all this positive mojo from? Then i came to the west coast and it all started to make sense. Like that one edge piece that you kept looking at upside down was finally flipped right side up. Anyway the moral of this post is that this album is great and I would recommend it to anyone trying to lift their spirits.|
|Brand New "Deja Entendu" I really enjoy the cover art of this album. I remember listening to it as a teenager. It holds up.|
|Artist||Twenty One Pilots|
|This is one of my go to bands for fun, alternative music. The tour for this album was one of the best concerts I've ever been to, as well.|
|I was seven years old when I first heard Tom Sawyer, the opening track on Moving Pictures, and I remember inquiring to my mother who was sitting at the kitchen table doing crosswords, " is that a girl singing?". Her reply was, " no, that's a boy". So I listened to the whole song and started getting new feelings I never got before from listening to music. Obviously I've heard music before this point; However, Rush made music fun, it made me feel good. Every year since I became a bigger Rush fan, and although I'm particular to their earlier 10+ minute long epics, the short, streamlined, songs on Moving Pictures are gold, every one of them. To me it's one of them rare albums where every track is a knock out punch. The lyrics, the melodies, the rhythm, the level of musicianship, have really created the perfect storm.|