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Well here goes people of earth, friends, and voracious music fans. My debut music blog. And so begins a long overdue return to writing about something that burns bright and visceral in my gut, soul and vocal chords. While I sing( ok in a decent cover band) and discuss it ad nauseum and revel in time spent with fellow musicians and music afficionados, the fingertips have been comatose for 20 yrs. I tell everyone that when it comes to music, I have a split personality. Any of my IPOD playlists or mix CD’s (still around…barely) might consist of Judas Priest, John Coltraine, The Who, Silversun Pickups, Duran Duran and Beth Orton all in happy coexistence. I could go into a whole long diatribe about how I used to write CD reviews for my collegiate magazine and host my own radio program and interview local musicians on the brink.. blah blah blah, I’ll spare you the musical minutiae of my past and get right to the point. First, I would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Cameron Crowe(yes Almost Famous is kind of my parallel universe story), the late Jeff Buckley, Violet, my music loving peers and fellow music blogger Playmixt( aka my friend Kevin).
10. The Roots- Undun
9. Lady Gaga- Born This Way
8. Let England Shake- PJ Harvey
7. The Big Roar- The Joy Formidable
6. Bon Iver- Bon Iver
5. Ceremonials- Florence and the Machine
4. Black Kite- Silver Tongues
3. 21- Adele
2. El Camino- Black Keys
1. Wasting Light- Foo Fighters
**Grief Givers sidebar***
As much as I love Radiohead, King of Limbs went WAY out on a Limb and I felt it paled in comparison to The Bends, OK Computer or even In Rainbows. It was just ok. Thom Yorke’s channeling of Joe Cockers spasmodic antics in that Lotus Flower video was flat out bizarre. And…. while I do love Coldplay, Mylo Xyloto Gelato or whatever the hell it’s called was too full of flutterly, prettily produced platitudes and lacked the lyrical, soulful and raw prowess I used to admire from Martin and Co.
More to come, stay open to all tunage, rock on and Happy 2012!