Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

LONG TIME GONE But I’m Back In The Saddle Again

It’s been nearly 6 months since my last blog post and a lot has happened in that time. I went on hiatus for the summer knowing that my wife & … Continue reading

November 24, 2015 · 28 Comments


It’s time for me to take a self-imposed break from blogging. I enjoy sharing my musical discoveries (& re-discoveries) and engaging in conversations with others who share the same passion, … Continue reading

June 1, 2015 · 57 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 5

Although I could continue writing about all the wonderful debut albums in my collection, it’s time to wrap up this series with another ten that have made a big impression … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · 55 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 4

After writing about 30 of my favorite debut albums in the first three posts of this series, I’m pleased to report that the quality level remains extremely high with the … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 36 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 3

I’m thrilled to present another 10 wonderful debut albums that made a big impact on me. I’ve known most of them since I was a teenager but a few didn’t … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · 37 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 2

Here are ten more of my all-time favorite debut albums, in no particular order. These had the same kind of impact on me as the records featured in Part 1 … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · 48 Comments

GREAT OUT OF THE GATE – My Favorite Debut Albums Part 1

It seems like every major music publication, website & blog has already published their lists of the “best debut albums of all time,” so it wasn’t a subject I considered … Continue reading

April 17, 2015 · 84 Comments

TOTO Part 5 – Kings Of The World / In Conclusion

Before wrapping up this series, I wanted to acknowledge the recent passing of longtime Toto bassist Mike Porcaro, who succumbed to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) on March 15, 2015. Although … Continue reading

April 1, 2015 · 10 Comments

NO GUILT, JUST PLEASURE – Artists You Might Not Expect Me To Like

I’ve never been a fan of the term “guilty pleasure” even though I understand the concept behind it. When it comes to music, you can only admit to enjoying certain … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · 72 Comments

SUPERGRASS Part 3 – The Way They Turned My Head / In Conclusion

Recorded in France during a tumultuous time in the band’s career, Road To Rouen (2005) is the least immediate-sounding album in the Supergrass discography but ultimately one of their most … Continue reading

March 13, 2015 · 20 Comments

SUPERGRASS Part 2 – Moving To Other Planets

By the time Supergrass released their third album, Supergrass (1999), aka “The X-Ray Album,” they were one of my favorite recording artists. I bought the UK version of the CD … Continue reading

March 5, 2015 · 25 Comments

SUPERGRASS Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / They’re Alright

The Britpop era of the 1990’s spawned a number of popular bands like Oasis, Blur, Suede, Pulp, The Verve, Cast and Supergrass. Although each of these groups had their own … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · 40 Comments

TOTO Part 4 – Let’s Make This A Better World

Toto was on an impressive roll as they approached the end of the millennium. Pared down to a quartet of guitarist/lead vocalist Steve Lukather, keyboardist David Paich, bassist Mike Porcaro … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 24 Comments

TOTO Part 3 – Gypsy Trains And Turning Points

Toto experienced a great deal of success from the late-‘70s through the ‘80s, in spite of several lineup changes, but at the beginning of the ‘90s they found themselves in … Continue reading

January 31, 2015 · 12 Comments

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