The Rolling Stones – Aftermath

Why do you like vinyl?  We all have different answers to that question.   I have a couple of answers.  I like that listening to vinyl is a physical activity.  You have to carefully take out the record, set it on the turntable, drop the needle, and listen for side A to end so you…

Turnpike Troubadours – Goodbye Normal Street

How many times have you had this conversation in your personal life? You: Oh my God! Check out what I found at the record store!! Someone who is not near as excited: Oh…..ok……cool? You: Why can’t you care about what I care about?!?!?!   I don’t have anyone in my close circle that gets anywhere…

Willie Nelson and Leon Russell – One For The Road

How many artists do you know that you’re “supposed to know,” but you don’t really know them at all?  Did that question make any sense?   My knowledge of Leon Russell is very limited: I know that he is greatly respected in the music world; I know he has worked with some of the greatest…

JP Harris – Why Don’t We Duet In The Road 

If a pretty girl tells me to do something, I will probably do it.  Nikki Lane tweeted about this four song collection a while back and said, and I am paraphrasing, that people who like good music should preorder it.  So, I did.   I like Nikki Lane (who is a bad ass) and I…

Neal Hefti – Hefti In Gotham City

When you go out for new records do you like to take advice and suggestions from the shop owners?  I can see where some people like to be left alone, but you really should talk to these guys because they live the music every single day of their lives.   I was at a big…

Run The Jewels 3

Have you ever had an epiphany?  I have never had one about anything important, but an epiphany just hit me as I was listening to this record. I have been listening to Run The Jewels 3 for a few weeks digitally, but it wasn’t until I dropped the needle on the vinyl that I realized the…

The Raconteurs- Live At Irving Plaza NYC

When your friends and family find out that you are really into music someone will undoubtedly ask “but who is your favorite favorite?”  I hate questions like that because I have trouble deciding.  But, over the years, I have formulated a standard answer for these situations:  I think that everything Jack White touches is gold…..except for…