Recollection is a project to review my record collection. I will listen to an album I own and review it. The album will be chosen randomly by computron. Today computron chooses… Album: Summerteeth Artist: Wilco Released: 1999 Format(s) I own it on: CD How do I put this politely? This is not a happy record. I can’t say what Jeff Tweedy was going through when he wrote this album, all I can say is that it turned into some of the best music of the ’90s. This album cemented Wilco’s place as the kings of Americana. The album might not be happy, but it surely is bold and strong. It’s arguably… Read More »Recollection Volume 15 – Summerteeth
Recollection is a project to review my record collection. I will listen to an album I own and review it. The album will be chosen randomly by computron. Today computron chooses… Album: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie – Music from the Movie and More… Artist: Various Artists Released: 2004 Format(s) I own it on: CD Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants, of course. For the purpose of stats, I will count this record as male and American, as the vast majority of the contents are both. Sorry Avril. I should also state for the record, that this was a promo disc. The album starts off with a cover of the theme… Read More »Recollection Volume 11 – The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie – Music from the Movie and More…
This month (well, officially next month) I turn 30. To mark such a remarkable event, I’m spending every day of October drenched in awesome-sauce. Though October, and by extension #Rocktober30, don’t begin for another two days, I feel that my negative-second day of #Rocktober30 is worth noting. First off, it’s erev Rosh Hashanah, and as such, when you work in a Jewish school, classes are dismissed at 11:30, and the school shuts down for the following two and a half days. What a wonderful way to begin #Rocktober30! I had promised my bro-in-law that I’d give him some nerd-help, but I had a couple hours to kill until I met… Read More »#Rocktober30 volume -02
Over the weekend, I went to Sky Blue Sky again. For those who don’t remember Sky Blue Sky is the Wilco-inspired sandwich shop in The Annex. This time I went with Via Chicago. Roasted onion and chick peas with a hint of curry topped with mango chutney and a tomato on the bread of your liking. The lovely man who I believe owns the place, suggested I try it on the french bread, I was more than happy to take his suggestion. Ooh! Depth of field. Wait, I’m supposed to talk about the sandwich. I was asked to rate the Hoodoo Voodoo by someone, a while ago, I don’t remember… Read More »Stop! Sandwich Time!
After having Wilco sammiches on the weekend, how about Wilco performing “You And I” on Letterman. Dan Mangan performs “Robots” at Criminal Records in Toronto, during Canadian Music Week. Gram Parsons & Chris Hillman trade off vocals in this Flying Burrito Brothers classic. Oh, and Sneaky Pete shreds on the pedal steel. The Byrds (Roger McGuinn, John York, Clarence White & Gene Parsons) play “You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” and “Wheels On Fire” on Playboy After Dark. White’s playing on “Wheels On Fire” is mind blowing.
Adam, Cari and I visited Toronto’s premiere Wilco-themed Sandwich shop for a late lunch today. Sky Blue Sky, located on Bloor Street, west of Bathurst is wonderful. Though it was understaffed today, we had a bit of a delay getting our soup and sandwiches, but the delays were worth it. I had: Hoodoo Voodoo (v) Asian pear with Gouda grilled cheese sandwich. Must be magic how the pear stays firm. We suggest using our own brown bread. I didn’t take their suggestion and have it brown bread, instead I had it on their vocalized suggestion which was a cheese bread, and it was damn good. It was a bit odd,… Read More »Sandwich, Sandwich, Sandwich will love you, baby!
1) Sleater-Kinney – The Woods (2005) 2) The Magnetic Fields – i (2004) 3) Belle & Sebastian – Dear Catastrophe Waitress (2003) 4) The Flashing Lights – Sweet Release (2001) 5) Neko Case & Her Boyfriends – Furnace Room Lullaby (2000) 6) The Joel Plaskett Emergency – Down At The Khyber (2001) 7) Julie Doiron – Woke Myself Up (2007) 8) Neil Young – Live At Massey Hall 1971 (2007) 9) Valery Gore – Avalanche To Wandering Bear (2008) 10) God Help The Girl – God Help The Girl (2009) 11) Wilco – A Ghost Is Born (2004) 12) Joel Plaskett – Three (2009) 13) Neko Case – Fox Confessor… Read More »Top 50 Albums of the Aughts