A buddy posted a review of Starcraft

which apparently is big stuff in the gaming world. I don't know myself, not a gamer, but it looks pretty cool.

Anyway, his blog is top notch if you like comics, graphic novels, and Star Wars.

Game Review: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty - Home - Blog System is Go: "I was intrigued by the futuristic dystopia, where the Terrans are the cast-off of the main human civiilization; the marines and other frontline troops are made up of drug-altered convicts, for instance, and the workers sound like ornery rednecks. It ain't Star Trek--not by a long shot."


just because, look how young! get some Pigpen too!

Abraham and Issac

Bob wrote in Highway 61 Revisited

Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”
Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”
God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?”
God say, “You can do what you want Abe, but
The next time you see me comin’ you better run”
Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”
God says, “Out on Highway 61”


And as the Grateful Dead sang

"Abraham and Issac sitting on a fence
you'd get back to work if you had any sense"

Pot Leaf Toaster

Deadheadland posted a pretty cool toaster. I like toast. I could use a toaster like this for special occasions. It could be fun.

Deadheadlandazon - Grateful Dead books, music, and STUFF Deadheads might like! - BRAND NEW ~ Marijuana ~ Cannabis ~ Pot ~ Ganja ~ Weed ~ Grass ~ 420 ~ Hemp ~ Leaf ~ TOASTERS:

"New Cannabis Leaf Toaster will toast the image of the marijuana hemp leaf on your toast and sandwiches."

someone posted a "love is fragile" comment on Facebook

She, being a teenager, had a fragile boyfriend
he said"not ours!"
she said, "um, yeah"
he got sad.

I wrote:


Love IS fragile!
that's part of the beauty of it
thats why when you find it
you gotta hold it, hang on to it,
and take care of it while you have it,
treat it like it's fragile
love is fleeting, a whisper,
a ghost of the shadow of a bird
anyone who holds it, if only for a moment
is better for it
8/21/2010

Dark Star Palace: Jerry Garcia Tribute Night with the SF Giants

I recently discovered this Blog - Darkstar Palace. The writing is great, like below:



Dark Star Palace: Jerry Garcia Tribute Night with the SF Giants:

"Onwards to the National Anthem. Now, if you're a deadhead like those of us at Dark Star Palace, you know that the Dead have their ON nights and their NOT so on nights...and you learn to just cringe a bit before the boys jump in as you never know which way the wind is blowing that particular night. Well, the winds were blowing us all safely home this Monday night on the bay, as Phil Lesh, Bob Weir and Jeff Pehrson of Furthur just hit home run after home run on the vocal duties. Phil sang in key!! Bob didn't spit all over Phil that much! Jeff couldn't figure out if he just got beamed out of Mork-from-Ork's spaceship because how in the hell do you land this gig with these freaks anyway???"

Deadshow.org May 1977 Grateful Dead performances

Deadshow.org May 1977 Grateful Dead performances:

"05/01/77 (Sun) The Palladium - New York City, NY
Set 1: Might As Well, El Paso, Ramble On Rose, Cassidy, They Love Each Other, Lazy Lightning > Supplication, It Must Have Been The Roses, Estimated Prophet, Tennessee Jed, Sunrise, Samson & Delilah
Set 2: Dancing In The Streets > Brown Eyed Women, Beer Barrel Polka > Playing In The Band > Drums > The Other One > Comes A Time > Playing In The Band, E: Brokedown Palace"

So what the hell. Starting tonight, I do believe I'm going to listen to the May 1977 run in its entirety, in order. Might as Well, right?

How to Road Trip

How to Road Trip by Leslie Harpold - The Morning News:

"They say you never really know someone until you travel with them, and there’s nothing like a road trip to reveal someone’s true Buddha nature. Much poetic waxing has been spent on the lure of the open road—with too little attention paid to the harsh reality of several consecutive days of living in a car. Before embarking on a road trip you must set certain absolutes in place."

Most readers of this blog can relate to this article. It's spring, and I feel like reading "On The Road" or taking a good road trip, as I'm sure many of us do. My closest friends are fellow "road trippers", and we learned some of these rules the hard way...
Like that afternoon in St Louis in front of the hotel where it was revealed that guy A's girlfriend had been sleeping with guy B...

Books = Thought = Danger


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Influential guitarist, singer Alex Chilton dies - Yahoo! News

Influential guitarist, singer Alex Chilton dies - Yahoo! News

"NEW ORLEANS – Singer and guitarist Alex Chilton, known for his influential work with bands the Box Tops and Big Star, has died. He was 59.

Chilton's longtime friend John Fry says that Chilton died Wednesday at a hospital in New Orleans after experiencing what appeared to be heart problems.

Fry, the owner of Memphis-based Ardent Studios, says he has spoken to Chilton's wife and that she's very distressed. Fry said: "It was just a sudden and unexpected event."

Chilton had been scheduled to perform with Big Star on Saturday at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas.

The festival's creative director, Brent Grulke, says Chilton's gift for melody was second to none.

Gulke says: "Alex Chilton always messed with your head, charming and amazing you while doing so."

Bummer, too young. I know Alex Chilton because of the Replacements song.


The Replacements Alex Chilton
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The top 10 geek anthems of all time - CNN.com

We all know we all have some geek in us, whether it's the statistician, or the sci fi nut, like Jerry was, or the intellectual type like Phil. Here's a neat list of geek tunes...


The top 10 geek anthems of all time - CNN.com: "(CNN) -- Geeks rock.

When Buddy Holly jerked onstage as a bespectacled counterpoint to the pelvis-swiveling cool of Elvis, it carved out a spot in rock and pop music for the kids more inclined to admire Stephen Hawking than Steven Tyler or Bill Gates than Billy Idol.

1. "She Blinded Me With Science," Thomas Dolby

One of the greatest one-hit wonders in a decade known for them, Dolby [a stage named cribbed from Dolby Laboratories] brought geek to the Top 40 in 1982.

To this day, the chorus' one-word interjection -- "Science!" -- is a universally recognized exclamation whenever geeks gather.

Dolby also walks the walk. He has helped invent the RMF file format, written music for video games and, since 2001, has acted as the musical director for the tech-intensive TED conference.

Geek essentials: Science, social awkwardness, being hit with technology.

2. "Dare to Be Stupid," Weird Al Yankovic

"White and Nerdy" or "All About the Pentiums" would also have been obvious choices here from an artist with probably as loyal a geek following as anyone.

But "Dare to be Stupid" was a mission statement at a time when Al was still ascending to supernerd status -- spoofing the synth-pop of groups like Devo while goofing on advertising slogans, catch phrases and cliches.

The song would be used in the 1986 "Transformers" animated movie and, years later, be covered by geeky rapper M.C. Chris.

Geek essentials: Daring to be stupid

3. "Nerdcore Rising," M.C. Frontalot

Every song in Frontalot's catalogue -- sung by the father of nerdcore hip-hop -- would be comfortable on this list.

But this call to arms from his 2005 debut album summarizes the movement -- the "kids with the spectacles" have as much right to bust rhymes as anyone. (Let's be honest: They couldn't do much worse than some previous rap-rock mashups if they tried. Yes, Linkin Park, I'm looking at you).

Frontalot will be playing three Austin shows during South by Southwest, with a new album, "Zero Day," due out in April.

Geek essentials: Wearing glasses, computers (including the Atari 2600), Stephen Hawking, l33t speak, Dr. Who, Dr. Suess, every single other word of the song

4. "In the Garage," Weezer

"I've got the Dungeon Master's Guide./I've got my 12-sided die./I've got Kitty Pryde and Nightcrawler, too./ Waiting there for me./Yes I do."

Any geek of a certain age instantly knew front man Rivers Cuomo spoke their language after hearing that opening line.

Cuomo, a Harvard graduate who worked the Buddy Holly glasses for much of his career, struggled with the geek-rocker label before finally embracing it, going so far as to confide to Rolling Stone in 2001 that he still played Dungeons & Dragons and leaned toward half-elf fighter-thieves.

Geek essentials: Dungeons & Dragons, comic books, Kiss, social awkwardness

5. "Through Being Cool," Devo

"Whip It" may have been their biggest hit.

But on "Through Being Cool," Devo exposes the great geek secret -- they're not uncool because they can't be cool. They're uncool because they think being cool is lame.

Geek essentials: Science fiction, rejecting popular fashion, pretending to be space aliens

6. "Code Monkey," Jonathan Coulton

Coulton embodies the term "famous-on-the-Internet," an artist whose fan base almost exclusively found him online. Bowing to digital-age reality, Coulton lets fans donate money to him via his site because he knows they're all savvy enough to illegally download his music if they want.

As protagonists go, a coder with a caffeine addiction and a crush on the receptionist is right there at the top of the list.

Geek essentials: Computers, writing code for a living, social awkwardness, Mountain Dew

7. "Particle Man," They Might Be Giants

Brainy lyrics and accordions combine to make this one a classic. Appearing on Warner Bros. "Tiny Tunes" didn't hurt either.

The song has cropped up subtly in the fantasy work of novelist Terry Pratchett, in the Marvel Comics "X-Factor" series and as the name of a prototype for the Electronic Arts video game "Spore."

It also might join Weird Al as the nation's leading cause of teen accordion playing.

Geek essentials: Particles, accordions

8. "Add It Up," Violent Femmes

This has probably the fewest direct references to geek culture of any song on this list, but it was a stark departure from the hair metal and stylized pop of the early '80s.

Spastic, jerky, profane and desperate, "Add It Up" gives voice to every boy at the high-school dance who could never get his back off the wall and ask a girl to dance.

"I was in my bedroom -- that's where I wrote it -- feeling frustrated," Femme Gordon Gano told Rolling Stone in 2005. "I had nowhere to go and nothing to do. It just happened to feel good lyrically ... and it still does."

Geek essentials: Social awkwardness, lots more social awkwardness

9. "One Week," Barenaked Ladies

How this quirky 1998 rap/pop hybrid by a group of Canadians who namedrop Aquaman and Akira Kurosawa became a No. 1 hit is anyone's guess.

But listeners obsessive enough to memorize all the lyrics -- and you definitely had plenty of chances while this song was seemingly being played by every radio station in the world at all times -- found themselves speeding through a virtual geek-culture encyclopedia.

Geek essentials: Comic books, "X-Files," samurai movies, anime, being Canadian

10. "Weird Science," Oingo Boingo

It's every geeky teenage boy's fantasy: using "magic and technology" [in the form of a Memotech MTX512 and its blazing 64k of RAM] to create a beautiful, hard-partying girlfriend who, as an added bonus, can turn your mean older brother into a giant, flatulent frog thing.

Lead singer Danny Elfman would seal the deal in the years to come, lending his soundtrack wizardry to such genre movie classics as "Pee Wee's Big Adventure," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Batman" and "Corpse Bride."

Geek essentials: computers, being bullied in high school, exceedingly active fantasy lives"

'Space diver' to attempt first supersonic freefall - space - 22 January 2010 - New Scientist

'Space diver' to attempt first supersonic freefall - space - 22 January 2010 - New Scientist: "'Space diver' to attempt first supersonic freefall

* 21:23 22 January 2010 by Charles Q Choi
* For similar stories, visit the Spaceflight Topic Guide

A 'space diver' will try to smash the nearly 50-year-old record for the highest jump this year, becoming the first person to go supersonic in freefall. The stunt could help engineers design escape systems for space flights.

On 16 August 1960, US Air Force Captain Joe Kittinger made history by jumping out of a balloon at an altitude of some 31,333 metres. "I stood up and said a prayer and stepped off," he recalled (see Space diving: The ultimate extreme sport).

Since then, many have tried to break that record but none have succeeded – New Jersey native Nick Piantanida actually died trying in 1965. Now Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner has announced he will make the attempt, with help from Kittinger and sponsorship from the energy drink company Red Bull.

Baumgartner, who became the first person to cross the English Channel in freefall in 2003, will be lofted to a height of 36, 575 metres in a helium balloon. After floating up for roughly three hours, he will open the door of a 1-tonne pressurised capsule, grab the handrails on either side of the exit, and step off, potentially breaking records for the highest parachute jump, as well as the fastest and longest freefall."


Man, this is nuts! He's going to break the sound barrier in freefall - wow.

Cowboy Movie by David Crosby

I heard a David & The Dorks version of this song today. I wasn't really familiar with it, so I listened to it about 10 times. I really dig it.

Some dudes I found on youtube, I like the addition of the sax.



Phil Lesh & Friends




David Crosby Original



I'm off to check out some P.E.R.R.O. now...

Jimmy Fallon, Neil Young, Fresh Prince...



I saw Fallon do "Pants on the ground" tonight, wasn't really familiar with him to tell you the truth. He's not bad as a musician. Found this and thought it was awesome!

From the "Weird Shit that will freak you out" dedpartment...

10 More Enigmas That Defy Explanation - Listverse:

"10
Ice Woman
9
Iron Pillar of Delhi
8
Carroll A. Deering
7
Hutchison Effect
6
Faces Of Belmez
5
Disappearing Lake
4
Raining Blobs
3
The Black Helicopter
2
Animals within Stone
1
Donnie Decker"

The odd and interesting things one finds out there never ceases to amaze me. I found #6 and #4 particularly interesting, but #1 was probably the most interesting. Like something from X Men or Heroes.

ohnotheydidnt: Iconic Photos

ohnotheydidnt: Iconic Photos: "Jimmy Page




Indianapolis, 1975: Usually you know when you've captured an iconic image; I had no idea on this one. I was sitting at the same table as Jimmy [Page]. He went through this period where he always had a bottle of Jack Daniel's with him, and I happened to look up just as he had lifted the bottle up. I shot one frame ... and I forgot about it. It turned out to be a perfect alignment of the stars. What can I say -- God smiled upon me. He said, 'Here it is. I'm giving it to you, right now! Shoot it!"

Ok people, you like pictures, you like music... go see these shots. Classic

The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts

The 10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: "The Dropa Stones
In 1938, an archeological expedition led by Dr. Chi Pu Tei into the Baian-Kara-Ula mountains of China made an astonishing discovery in some caves that had apparently been occupied by some ancient culture. Buried in the dust of ages on the cave floor were hundreds of stone disks. Measuring about nine inches in diameter, each had a circle cut into the center and was etched with a spiral groove, making it look for all the world like some ancient phonograph record some 10,000 to 12,000 years old. The spiral groove, it turns out, is actually composed of tiny hieroglyphics that tell the incredible story of spaceships from some distant world that crash-landed in the mountains. The ships were piloted by people who called themselves the Dropa, and the remains of whose descendents, possibly, were found in the cave."

The Dropa Stones are but one of the many mysteries listed on this site. The artifacts almost make you believe in time travel, alien visitations, and the Flintstones.

Grateful Dead's Tour Bus For Sale - story - at IGN

Grateful Dead's Tour Bus For Sale - story - at IGN: "Grateful Dead's Tour Bus For Sale
Eddie Munster puts the legendary ride on display in Volo, Illinois.
by IGN Music

September 13, 2005 - A piece of motorized musical history has finally been restored and brought back to its original glory.

The newly refurbished Grateful Dead's original tour bus is now on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois.

The newly refurbished Grateful Dead's original tour bus is now on display at the Volo Auto Museum in Volo, Illinois.

The 1965 Gillig bus, which Jerry Garcia and the rest of the Dead dubbed "Sugar Magnolia" was used by the band on their frequent tours across the country between 1967 and 1985.

All of the original furnishings and decor have been preserved. The ceiling is lined with hundreds of vintage rock posters featuring The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Janice Joplin and others who visited the bus.

In a somewhat odd turn of events, the bus is currently owned by Butch Patrick. If his name sounds familiar it's because as a child he portrayed Eddie Munster in the popular television series The Munsters.

"She was the sound bus, the caboose, number five in a caravan and unofficially the party bus where the guys relaxed with their friends after the show," say Patrick of the bus's mystique.

The Volo Auto Museum also houses the world's largest collection of muscle cars and The George Barris TV & Movie Car Collection, featuring Grandpa Munster's Drag-U-La, the original Batmobile, General Lee, and other famous cars.
As is the case with most of the cars at the Volo Auto Museum, the bus is for sale. The asking price is $200,000. "

Now wouldn't that be cool as shit - buy the GD tour bus from Eddie Munster! oh man the fun you could have in THAT!

Schwag -- Largest Grateful Dead Tattoo Designs Gallery | Grateful Dead Tattoo Designs Designs More!

Largest Grateful Dead Tattoo Designs Gallery | Grateful Dead Tattoo Designs Designs More!: "Largest Tattoo Gallery Online
Access Grateful Dead Tattoo Designs & Flash
from renowned tattoo artists and illustrators"


Eh, what a bunch of crap. Same tattoos you see searching google images and they actually CHARGE you to get them sent to your phone??!!

HA

Check out http://gratefuldeadtattoos.blogspot.com/

The real deal with user submitted tattoos.

Send your tattoo to gratefuldeadtattoos@gmail.com


Some new Downloads

I Picked up some Janis Joplin and Jamiroquai and a few shows by The Who.

Check out Dino & Princess' Bootleg Tunz World. Great variety of Mp3. I've been digging them recently.


Grateful Dead members to play shows in Mill Valley - Marin Independent Journal

Grateful Dead members to play shows in Mill Valley - Marin Independent Journal

"Paul Liberatore
Posted: 12/31/2009 06:38:31 PM PST

Their mantra is "Take it Furthur," and for Bob Weir and Phil Lesh, two of the surviving members of the Grateful Dead, they're taking it as far as Mill Valley's 142 Throckmorton Theatre for eight nights of surprise shows beginning Sunday.

Billed as "Live Rehearsal Sessions," Weir and Lesh, leading a new band called Furthur, named after Ken Kesey's psychedelic bus, will be playing nightly at the 300-capacity theater from Sunday through Jan. 10.

The first three shows were instant sell-outs after they were announced on the Furthur.net Web site on New Year's Eve. Tickets for the next five concerts, all scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m., were to go on sale on the site at 9 a.m. Friday.

The band - Weir, Lesh, Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane and Joe Russo - is warming up for a national tour that begins Feb. 5 at Bayfront Park Amphitheater in Miami, Fla., and is scheduled to finish Feb. 26 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Furthur also played New Year's concerts Wednesday and Thursday nights at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

Tickets for the Mill Valley shows, priced at $25, are being limited to one per person. Theater personnel are bracing for an onslaught of Deadheads hopeful of scoring a ticket. But, on its Web site, the band pleaded with its fans not to come without one.

"There will be absolutely NO tickets available at the door!," it said. "We'd like very much to be able to do these types of small events in the future and we ask

your help in allowing us to do so. Security will not allow loitering anywhere near the venue. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated."



Imagine seeing the Dead in a 300 seat theater. You could count Bob's whiskers in a venue that small.

Be grateful for what you have

Betsy Badwater, mental health professional turned Tattoo artist and blues musician. I found her story inspirational, especially when she talks about growing her own food, catching fish for dinner, and living with the safety off.

Video - Breaking News Videos from CNN.com

Looking for something to listen to?

Great site, go check the rest! I can wait to start ticking off the ones I've heard. Caveat - only runs through 2005!

Rocklist.net...Steve Parker...1001 Albums..:

"1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die

Published in 2005 by Cassell Illustrated. Selected & written by 90 leading international critics, general editor Robert Dimery. In chronological order 1955-2005. Year of release only given here, when considered absolutely necessary. Where there were differences in UK & US (or other) releases for artists, such as the Beatles & the Rolling Stones, the original country of release edition can be taken to be the one listed, unless indicated otherwise. (ie: for the Rolling Stones’ Aftermath & The Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night, the UK editions are the ones listed). No compilations were allowed, though, the odd one (The Hives’ Your New Favourite Band, for example) did creep in!

1950s

o Sinatra, Frank – In the Wee Small Hours
o Presley, Elvis – Elvis Presley (1956)
o Louvin Brothers – Tragic Songs of Life
o Prima, Louis – Wildest
o Domino, Fats – This is Fats
o Ellington, Duke – At Newport (1956)
o Sinatra, Frank – Songs for Swingin’ Lovers!
o Crickets – Chirping…
o Basie, Count – Atomic Mr Basie
o Monk, Thelonious – Brilliant Corners
o Sabú [Martínez] – Palo Congo
o Davis, Miles – Birth of the Cool
o Machito – Kenya
o Little Richard – Here’s…
o Puente, Tito & His Orchestra – Dance Mania (1958)
o Holiday, Billie – Lady in Satin
o Elliott, Jack – Jack Takes the Floor
o Vaughan, Sarah – At Mister Kelly’s
o Fitzgerald, Ella – Sings the Gershwin Song Book
o Charles, Ray – Genius of… (1959)
o Davis, Miles – Kind of Blue
o Robbins, Marty – Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs
o Brubeck, Dave – Time Out

1960s

o Baez, Joan – Joan Baez (1960)
o Presley, Elvis – Elvis is Back!
o Makeba, Miriam – Miriam Makeba (1960)
o Everly Brothers – A Date with the…
o Smith, Jimmy – Back at the Chicken Shack
o Muddy Waters – At Newport
o Evans, Bill – Sunday at the Village Vanguard
o Charles, Ray - Modern Sounds in Country & Western Music
o Booker T & the MGs – Green Onions
o Getz, Stan & Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba
o Price, Ray – Night Life
o Beatles – With the…
o Dylan, Bob – Freewheelin’…
o Spector, Phil & Various Artists – A Christmas Gift for You
o Cooke, Sam – Live at the Harlem Square
o Mingus, Charles – Black Saint & the Sinner Lady
o Brown, James – Live at the Apollo (1963)
o Getz, Stan & João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto
o Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
o Brel, Jacques – Olympia 64
o Burke, Solomon – Rock ‘n’ Soul
o Springfield, Dusty - A Girl Called Dusty
o Rolling Stones – Rolling Stones (1st Album)
o Owens, Buck – I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail
o Lewis, Jerry Lee – Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
o Sonics – Here Are the…
o Dylan, Bob – Bringing it All Back Home
o Redding, Otis – Otis Blue… Sings Soul
o Beach Boys – Today!
o Coltrane, John – A Love Supreme
o King, B.B. – Live at the Regal
o Beatles – Rubber Soul
o Jansch, Bert – Bert Jansch (1st Album)
o Byrds, Mr Tambourine Man
o Dylan, Bob – Highway 61 Revisited
o Who – My Generation
o Beatles – Revolver
o Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
o Neil, Fred – Fred Neil (1st Album)
o Byrds – Fifth Dimension
o Dylan, Bob – Blonde on Blonde
o Monks – Black Monk Time
o Kinks – Face to Face
o Mamas & the Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears
o Revere, Paul & the Raiders – Midnight Ride
o Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!
o Rolling Stones – Aftermath
o Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
o 13th Floor Elevators – Psychedelic Sounds of the…
o John Mayall’s Blues Breakers – With Eric Clapton
o Yardbirds – Yardbirds [aka Roger the Engineer] (1st Album)
o Simone, Nina – Wild is the Wind
o Gilberto, Astrud – Beach Samba
o Nico – Chelsea Girl
o Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
o Country Joe & the Fish – Electric Music for the Mind & Body
o Buffalo Springfield – Again
o Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe as Milk
o Moby Grape – Moby Grape (1st Album)
o Love – Da Capo
o Beau Brummels – Triangle
o Monkees – Headquarters
o Buckley, Tim – Goodbye & Hello
o Love – Forever Changes
o Cream – Disraeli Gears
o Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn
o Who – Sell Out
o Velvet Underground - & Nico
o Sinatra, Frank - Frank Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
o Doors – Doors (1st Album)
o Young Rascals – Groovin’
o Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
o Kinks – Something Else by the…
o Donovan – Sunshine Superman
o Haggard, Merle – I’m a Lonesome Fugitive
o Hendrix, Jimi – Are You Experienced
o Electric Prunes – I Had too Much to Dream (Last Night)
o Lynn, Loretta – Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)
o Sharma, Shivkumar / Brij Bushan Kabra / Hariprasad Chaurasia – Call of the Valley
o Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
o Hendrix, Jimi – Axis: Bold as Love
o Franklin, Aretha – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
o Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
o Traffic – Traffic (2nd Album)
o Incredible String Band – Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter
o Kinks – Village Green Preservation Society
o Shankar, Ravi – Sounds of India (1968)
o Mutantes, os – Mutantes, os (1st Album)
o Hendrix, Jimi – Electric Ladyland
o Cohen, Leonard – Songs of…
o Cash, Johnny – At Folsom Prison
o Nyro, Laura – Eli & the Thirteenth Confession
o Franklin, Aretha – Lady Soul
o Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum
o Byrds – Notorious Byrd Brothers
o Big Brother & the Holding Company – Cheap Thrills
o United States of America – United States of America
o Dr John – Gris Gris
o Iron Butterfly – In a Gadda da Vida
o Pretty Things – S.F. Sorrow
o Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
o Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake
o Band – Music from Big Pink
o Beck, Jeff – Truth
o Veloso, Caetano – Caetano Veloso (1968)
o Walker, Scott – Scott 2
o Zombies – Odessey & Oracle
o Morrison, Van – Astral Weeks
o Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
o Beatles – Beatles [aka White Album]
o Mothers of Invention – We’re Only in it for the Money
o Young, Neil – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
o Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
o Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country
o Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash
o Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears (2nd Album)
o Flying Burrito Brothers – Gilded Palace of Sin
o Cash, Johnny – At San Quentin
o Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River
o Beatles – Abbey Road
o Who – Tommy
o Davis, Miles – In a Silent Way
o Bee Gees – Odessa
o Pentangle – Basket of Light
o Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed
o Drake, Nick – Five Leaves Left
o Springfield, Dusty – Dusty in Memphis
o Presley, Elvis – From Elvis in Memphis
o Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground (3rd Album)
o Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails
o Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1st Album)
o Band – Band (2nd Album)
o Led Zeppelin – II
o MC5 – Kick Out the Jams
o Temptations – Cloud Nine
o Sly & the Family Stone – Stand!
o Buckley, Tim – Happy Sad
o Chicago Transit Authority [Chicago] - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
o Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking
o Youngbloods – Elephant Mountain
o Hayes, Isaac – Hot Buttered Soul
o Grateful Dead – Live/Dead
o Kinks – Arthur: Or the Decline & Fall of the British Empire
o King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
o Cohen, Leonard – Songs from a Room
o Fairport Convention – Liege & Lief
o Walker, Scott – Scott 4
o Stooges – Stooges (1st Album)
o Spence, Alexander ‘Skip’ – Oar
o Zappa, Frank – Hot Rats

1970s

o Creedence Clearwater Revival – Cosmo’s Factory
o Derek & the Dominos – Layla & Other Assorted Love Songs
o Davis, Miles – Bitches Brew
o Spirit – Twelve Dreams of Dr Sardonicus
o Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath (1st Album)
o Doors – Morrison Hotel
o Carpenters – Close to You
o Still, Stephen – Stephen Stills (1st Album)
o Lennon, John – Plastic Ono Band
o Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà vu
o Black Sabbath – Paranoid
o Young, Neil – After the Gold Rush
o Led Zeppelin – III
o Deep Purple – In Rock
o Morrison, Van – Moondance
o Grateful Dead – American Beauty
o Drake, Nick – Bryter Layter
o Shankar, Ananda – Ananda Shankar (1970)
o Who – Live at Leeds(1st Album)
o Soft Machine – Third
o Stewart, Rod – Gasoline Alley
o Harrison, George – All Things Must Pass
o Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge Over Troubled Water
o Stevens, Cat – Tea for the Tillerman
o Traffic – John Barleycorn Must Die
o Stooges – Fun House
o McCartney, Paul – McCartney (1970)
o Santana – Abraxas
o Barrett, Syd – Madcap Laughs
o Jethro Tull – Aqualung
o Crosby, David – If Only I Could Remember My Name
o Sly & the Family Stone – There’s a Riot Goin’ On
o Gaye, Marvin – What’s Going On
o Yes – Yes Album
o Bee Gees – Trafalgar
o Who – Who’s Next
o King, Carole – Tapestry
o Hayes, Isaac – Shaft: Music from the Soundtrack
o Allman Brothers – At Fillmore East
o Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers
o Lennon, John – Imagine
o Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
o Yes – Fragile
o Doors – LA Woman
o Can – Tago Mago
o John, Elton – Madman Across the Water
o Parton, Dolly – Coat of Many Colors
o McLean, Don – American Pie
o Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus
o Led Zeppelin – IV [aka Untitled / aka Four Symbols]
o Gainsbourg, Serge – Histoire de Melody Nelson
o Stewart, Rod – Every Picture Tells a Story
o Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Pictures at an Exhibition
o Cohen, Leonard – Songs of Love & Hate
o Mitchell, Joni – Blue
o Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
o Joplin, Janis – Pearl
o Kuti, Fela - With Ginger Baker: Live!
o Faces – A Nod is as Good as a Wink… To a Blind Horse
o Flamin’ Groovies – Teenage Head
o Clark, Gene – White Light
o Prine, John – John Prine (1st Album)
o Nilsson, Harry – Nilsson Schmilsson
o T.Rex – Electric Warrior
o Bowie, David – Hunky Dory
o Newman, Randy – Sail Away
o Deep Purple – Machine Head
o Big Star – # 1 Record
o Black Sabbath – Vol 4
o Steely Dan – Can’t Buy a Thrill
o Young, Neil – Harvest
o Mayfield, Curtis – Superfly: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
o Slade – Slayed?
o Deep Purple – Made in Japan
o Yes – Close to the Edge
o Reed, Lou – Transformer
o Masekela, Hugh – Home is Where the Music Is
o Nascimento, Milton & Lo Borges – Clube da Esquina (1972)
o Rundgren, Todd – Something/Anything
o Nitty Gritty Dirt Band – Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
o Wonder, Stevie – Talking Book
o Still, Stephen – Manassas
o T.Rex – Slider
o Ackles, David – American Gothic
o Eagles – Eagles (1st Album)
o Buckley, Tim – Greetings from LA
o Drake, Nick – Pink Moon
o Simon, Paul – Paul Simon (1972)
o Roxy Music – Roxy Music (1st Album)
o Alice Cooper – School’s Out
o Temptations – All Directions
o Bowie, David – Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
o War – World is a Ghetto
o Green, Al – Let’s Stay Together
o Rolling Stones – Exile on Main St
o Lynyrd Skynyrd – Pronounced Leh-nerd Skin-nerd
o Incredible Bongo Band – Bongo Rock
o Bowie, David – Aladdin Sane
o King Crimson – Lark’s Tongues in Aspic
o Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Catch a Fire
o Hawkwind – Space Ritual
o Cale, John – Paris 1919
o Can – Future Days
o Reed, Lou – Berlin
o Genesis – Selling England by the Pound
o Gaye, Marvin – Let’s Get it On
o Martyn, John – Solid Air
o Roxy Music – For Your Pleasure
o Faust – IV
o Hancock, Herbie – Head Hunters
o Mott the Hoople – Mott
o Oldfield, Mike – Tubular Bells
o Rundgren, Todd – A Wizard, a True Star
o John, Elton – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
o Steely Dan – Countdown to Ecstasy
o Jennings, Waylon – Honky Tonk Heroes
o Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
o Wonder, Stevie – Innervisions
o ZZ Top – Tres Hombres
o McCartney, Paul & Wings – Band on the Run
o Sensational Alex Harvey Band – Next
o Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies
o Iggy & the Stooges – Raw Power
o Isley Brothers – 3 + 3
o New York Dolls – New York Dolls (1st Album)
o Eno, Brian – Here Come the Warm Jets
o Bad Company – Bad Company (1st Album)
o Genesis – Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
o Otis, Shuggie – Inspiration Information
o Wonder, Stevie – Fullfillingness’ First Finale
o Clapton, Eric – 461 Ocean Boulevard
o Kraftwerk – Autobahn
o Morrison, Van – It’s Too Late to Stop Now
o Mitchell, Joni – Court & Spark
o Queen – II
o Roxy Music – Country Life
o Tangerine Dream – Phaedra
o Sparks – Kimono My House
o Supertramp – Crime of the Century
o Thompson, Richard & Linda – I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight
o Scott-Heron, Gil & Brian Jackson – Winter in America
o Queen – Sheer Heart Attack
o 10cc – Sheet Music
o Young, Neil – On the Beach
o Jones, George – Grand Tour
o Clark, Gene – No Other
o Steely Dan – Pretzel Logic
o Newman, Randy – Good Old Boys
o Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Natty Dread
o Wyatt, Robert – Rock Bottom
o Parsons, Gram – Grievous Angel
o Eno, Brian – Another Green World
o Dictators – Go Girl Crazy!
o Neu! – ‘75
o Led Zeppelin – Physical Graffiti
o Jarrett, Keith – Köln Concert
o Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic
o Bowie, David – Young Americans
o Burning Spear – Marcus Garvey
o Springsteen, Bruce – Born to Run
o Harris, Emmylou – Pieces of the Sky
o Dion – Born to Be With You
o Mitchell, Joni – Hissing of Summer Lawns
o Burman, Rahul Dev – Shalimar (Soundtrack)
o Young, Neil – Tonight’s the Night
o Dylan, Bob – Blood on the Tracks
o Smith, Patti – Horses
o Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
o Queen – A Night at the Opera
o Nelson, Willie – Red Headed Stranger
o Earth, Wind & Fire – That’s the Way of the World
o Mayfield, Curtis – There’s No Place Like America Today
o Petty, Tom & the Heartbreakers - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers (1st Album)
o Modern Lovers – Modern Lovers [Rec 1972, not released until 1976]
o Bowie, David – Station to Station
o Mitchell, Joni – Hejira
o Boston – Boston (1st Album)
o Eagles – Hotel California
o ABBA – Arrival
o Kiss – Destroyer
o Rush – 2112
o Ben, Jorge – África Brasil
o Armatrading, Joan – Joan Armatrading (1st Album)
o Aerosmith – Rocks
o Parliament – Mothership Connection
o Penguin Café Orchestra – Music from the Penguin Café
o Jarre, Jean Michel – Oxygene
o Ramones – Ramones (1st Album)
o Kuti, Fela – Zombie
o Tosh, Peter – Legalize It
o Wonder, Stevie – Songs in the Key of Life
o Frampton, Peter – Frampton Comes Alive
o Eno, Brian – Before & After Science
o Kraftwerk – Trans-Europe Express
o Joel, Billy – Stranger, the
o Marley, Bob & the Wailers – Exodus
o Electric Light Orchestra – Out of the Blue
o Weather Report – Heavy Weather
o Muddy Waters – Hard Again
o Stranglers – Rattus Norvegicus
o Clash – Clash (1st Album)
o Bowie, David – Low
o Steely Dan – Aja
o Wire – Pink Flag
o Martyn, John – One World
o Talking Heads – 77
o Fleetwood Mac – Rumours
o Bowie, David – ‘Heroes’
o Wilson, Dennis – Pacific Ocean Blue
o Suicide – Suicide (1st Album)
o Iggy Pop – Idiot, the
o Gabriel, Peter – Peter Gabriel (I)
o Television – Marquee Moon
o Meat Loaf – Bat Out of Hell
o Costello, Elvis – My Aim is True
o Iggy Pop – Lust for Life
o Dury, Ian – New Boots & Panties!!
o Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the…
o Pere Ubu – Modern Dance
o Kraftwerk – Man Machine
o Blondie – Parallel Lines
o Regina, Elís – Vento de Maio
o Pere Ubu – Dub Housing
o Only Ones – Only Ones (1st Album)
o Costello, Elvis – This Year’s Model
o Jam – All Mod Cons
o Ely, Joe – Honky Tonk Masquerade
o Adverts – Crossing the Red Sea with the…
o Big Star – Third (aka Sister Lovers)
o Residents – Duck Stab/Buster & Glen
o Public Image Ltd – Public Image
o Magazine – Real Life
o Springsteen, Bruce – Darkness on the Edge of Town
o Funkadelic – One Nation Under a Groove
o Throbbing Gristle – DOA: Third & Final Report
o Thin Lizzy – Live & Dangerous
o Talking Heads – More Songs About Buildings & Food
o Buzzcocks – Another Music in a Different Kitchen
o Van Halen – Van Halen (1st Album)
o Colón, Willie & Rubén Blades – Siembra
o Cars – Cars (1st Album)
o Devo – Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo
o Dire Straits – Dire Straits (1st Album)
o Saints – Eternally Yours
o Gaye, Marvin – Here, My Dear
o Nelson, Willie – Stardust
o Chic – C’est Chic
o X-ray Spex – Germ Free Adolescents
o Eno, Brian – Ambient 1: Music for Airports
o Siouxsie & the Banshees – Scream, the
o AC/DC – Highway to Hell
o Sister Sledge – We Are Family
o Crusaders – Street Life
o Germs – GI
o B52s – B52s (1st Album)
o Czukay, Holger – Movies
o Police – Reggatta de Blanc
o Fall – Live at the Witch Trials
o Talking Heads – Fear of Music
o Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures
o Chic – Risqué
o Undertones – Undertones (1st Album)
o Clash – London Calling
o Japan – Quiet Life
o Faithfull, Marianne – Broken English
o Slits – Cut
o Costello, Elvis – Armed Forces
o Young, Neil – Rust Never Sleeps
o Gang of Four – Entertainment!
o Cheap Trick – At Budokan
o Fleetwood Mac – Tusk
o Pink Floyd – Wall, the
o Public Image Ltd – Metal Box
o Jackson, Michael – Off the Wall
o Damned – Machine Gun Etiquette
o Numan, Gary – Pleasure Principle
o Specials – Specials (1st Album)

1980s

o Adam & the Ants – Kings of the Wild Frontier
o Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels
o AC/DC – Back in Black
o Cramps – Songs the Lord Taught Us
o Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
o Gabriel, Peter – Peter Gabriel (III)
o Soft Boys – Underwater Moonlight
o Cure – Seventeen Seconds
o Echo & the Bunnymen – Crocodiles
o Motörhead – Ace of Spades
o Killing Joke – Killing Joke (1st Album)
o Judas Priest – British Steel
o Circle Jerks – Group Sex
o Talking Heads – Remain in Light
o Joy Division – Closer
o Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden (1st Album)
o Undertones – Hypnotised
o Jam – Sound Affects
o Waits, Tom – Heartattack & Vine
o UB40 – Signing Off
o Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro
o Specials – More Specials
o Winwood, Steve – Arc of a Diver
o Pretenders – Pretenders (1st Album)
o Einstürzende Neubauten – Kollaps
o Siouxsie & the Banshees – Juju
o Heaven 17 – Penthouse & Pavement
o Go-Gos – Beauty & the Beat
o Motörhead – No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith
o Soft Cell – Non Stop Erotic Cabaret
o Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark – Architecture & Morality
o Eno, Brian & David Byrne – My Life in the Bush of Ghosts
o Black Flag – Damaged
o X – Wild Gift
o Psychedelic Furs – Talk, Talk, Talk
o Human League – Dare
o Gun Club – Fire of Love
o Bauhaus – Mask
o Womack, Bobby – Poet
o Tom Tom Club – Tom Tom Club (1st Album)
o Rush – Moving Pictures
o ABBA – Visitors
o ABC – Lexicon of Love
o Prince – 1999
o Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five – Message, the
o Costello, Elvis – Imperial Bedroom
o Cure – Pornography
o Dexys Midnight Runners – Too Rye Ay
o Simple Minds – New Gold Dream (81, 82, 83, 84)
o Madness – Rise & Fall
o Fagen, Donald – Nightfly
o Haircut One Hundred – Pelican West
o Bush, Kate – Dreaming, the
o Orange Juice – Rip it Up
o Jackson, Michael – Thriller
o Birthday Party – Junkyard
o Venom – Black Metal
o Springsteen, Bruce – Nebraska
o Associates – Sulk
o Iron Maiden – Number of the Beast
o Duran Duran – Rio
o Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes (1st Album)
o McLaren, Malcolm – Duck Rock
o Def Leppard – Pyromania
o REM – Murmur
o The The – Soul Mining
o Waits, Tom – Swordfishtrombones
o Blue Nile – A Walk Across the Rooftops
o Hanoi Rocks – Back to Mystery City
o Lauper, Cyndi – She’s So Unusual
o Simon, Paul – Hearts & Bones
o Echo & the Bunnymen – Porcupine
o ZZ Top – Eliminator
o Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
o U2 – War
o Police – Synchronicity
o Meat Puppets – II
o Culture Club – Colour by Numbers
o Frankie Goes to Hollywood – Welcome to the Pleasuredome
o Run DMC – Run DMC (1984)
o Sade – Diamond Life
o Cocteau Twins – Treasure
o Minor Threat – Out of Step
o Van Halen – 1984
o Prince – Purple Rain
o Replacements – Let it Be
o Style Council – Café Bleu
o Turner, Tina – Private Dancer
o Echo & the Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
o Minutemen – Double Nickels on the Dime
o Cole, Lloyd & the Commotions – Rattlesnakes
o N’Dour, Youssou – Immigrés
o Springsteen, Bruce – Born in the USA
o Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace
o Ibrahim, Abdullah – Water from an Ancient Well
o Aha – Hunting High & Low
o Tears for Fears – Songs from the Big Chair
o Dire Straits – Brothers in Arms
o Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen (aka Two Wheels Good)
o Mekons – Fear & Whiskey
o Big Black – Atomizer
o Vega, Suzanne – Suzanne Vega (1st Album)
o Pogues – Rum, Sodomy & the Lash
o Bush, Kate – Hounds of Love
o Smiths – Meat is Murder
o Waits, Tom – Rain Dogs
o Jesus & Mary Chain – Psychocandy
o New Order – Low Life
o Simply Red – Picture Book
o Dexys Midnight Runners – Don’t Stand Me Down
o Scritti Politti – Cupid & Psyche 85
o Costello, Elvis – Blood & Chocolate
o Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force – Planet Rock: The Album
o Beastie Boys – Licensed to Ill
o Metallica – Master of Puppets
o The The – Infected
o Griffith, Nanci – Last of the True Believers
o Bragg, Billy – Talking with the Taxman About Poetry
o Talk Talk – Colour of Spring
o Megadeth – Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?
o Bon Jovi – Slippery When Wet
o Sonic Youth – Evol
o Slayer – Reign in Blood
o Throwing Muses – Throwing Muses (1986)
o Simon, Paul – Graceland
o Run DMC – Raising Hell
o XTC – Skylarking
o Earle, Steve – Guitar Town
o Bad Brains – I Against I
o Baker, Anita – Rapture
o Smiths – Queen is Dead
o Gabriel, Peter – So
o Anthrax – Among the Living
o Dinosaur Jr – You’re Living All Over Me
o Parton, Dolly with Linda Ronstadt & Emmylou Harris – Trio
o Def Leppard – Hysteria
o REM – Document
o Prince – Sign ‘O’ the Times
o Cult – Electric
o Depeche Mode – Music for the Masses
o Sisters of Mercy – Floodland
o Michael, George – Faith
o Hüsker Dü – Warehouse: Songs & Stories
o Butthole Surfers – Locust Abortion Technician
o Piazzolla, Astor & Gary Burton – New Tango
o Smiths – Strangeways Here We Come
o Guns N’ Roses – Appetite for Destruction
o Jesus & Mary Chain – Darklands
o Ladysmith Black Mambazo – Shaka Zulu
o Laibach – Opus Dei
o Napalm Death – Scum
o Sonic Youth – Sister
o Triffids – Calenture
o Jackson, Michael – Bad
o Pet Shop Boys – Actually
o U2 – Joshua Tree
o D’Arby, Terence Trent – Introducing the Hardline According to…
o Pogues – If I Should Fall from Grace with God
o Cohen, Leonard – I’m Your Man
o Waterboys – Fisherman’s Blues
o Fishbone – Truth & Soul
o Everything But the Girl – Idlewild
o Living Colour - Vivid
o Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
o REM – Green
o Happy Mondays – Bummed
o Go Betweens – 16 Lovers Lane
o Cowboy Junkies – Trinity Session
o Chapman, Tracy – Tracy Chapman (1st Album)
o My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
o Pixies – Surfer Rosa
o Metallica – And Justice for All
o Dinosaur Jr – Bug
o Krause, Dagmar – Tank Battles
o lang, k.d. – Shadowland
o American Music Club – California
o Morrissey – Viva Hate
o Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
o Sugarcubes – Life’s Too Good
o Yoakam, Dwight – Beuenas Noches from a Lonely Roomn
o Jane’s Addiction – Nothing’s Shocking
o Public Enemy – It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
o Faith No More – Real Thing
o Kravtiz, Lenny – Let Love Rule
o Hooker, John Lee – Healer, the
o New Order – Technique
o Madonna – Like a Prayer
o Queen Latifah – All Hail the Queen
o Spacemen 3 – Playing with Fire
o fIREHOSE – fROMOHIO
o Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique
o Young Gods – Eau Rouge, l’
o Zorn, John – Spy vs Spy: Music of Ornette Coleman
o Stone Roses – Stone Roses (1st Album)
o Cherry, Neneh – Raw Like Sushi
o Maal, Baaba & Mansour Seck – Djam Leelii
o Bush, Kate – Sensual World
o Cure – Disintegration
o 808 State – 808:90
o Coldcut – What’s That Noise?
o Adamson, Barry – Moss Side Story
o Aerosmith – Pump
o Pixies – Doolittle
o Raitt, Bonnie – Nick of Time
o Fugazi – Repeater
o Soul II Soul – Club Classics: Vol One
o De La Soul – 3 Feet High & Rising
o Jackson, Janet – Rhythm Nation 1814
o Jungle Brothers – Done by the Forces of Nature
o NWA – Straight Outta Compton

1990s

o Cocteau Twins – Heaven or Las Vegas
o Shamen – En-Tact
o Deee Lite – World Clique
o La’s – La’s
o Black Crowes – Shake Your Money Maker
o Depeche Mode – Violator
o Pixies – Bossanova
o Megadeth – Rust in Peace
o Digital Underground – Sex Packets
o Pet Shop Boys – Behaviour
o Happy Mondays – Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches
o Michael, George – Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1
o Young, Neil – Ragged Glory
o Ice Cube – AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted
o Jane’s Addiction – Ritual de lo Habitual
o LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
o Public Enemy – Fear of a Black Planet
o O’Connor, Sinéad – I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got
o Tribe Called Quest, a – People’s Instinctive Travels & the Paths of Rhythm
o Sonic Youth – Goo
o Ride – Nowhere
o My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
o Nirvana – Nevermind
o Crowded House – Woodface
o Cypress Hill – Cypress Hill (1st Album)
o Cope, Julian – Peggy Suicide
o Gang Starr – Step in the Arena
o MC Solaar - Qui Sème le Vent Récolte le Tempo
o Jah Wobble – Rising Above Bedlam
o Red Hot Chili Peppers – Blood Sugar Sex Magik
o Ice T – OG: Original Gangster
o Mudhoney – Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
o Public Enemy – Apocalypse 91… Enemy Strikes Back
o Tribe Called Quest, a – Low End Theory
o Pearl Jam – Ten
o Saint Etienne – Foxbase Alpha
o Sepultura – Arise
o Slint – Spiderland
o U2 – Achtung Baby
o KLF – White Room
o Massive Attack – Blue Lines
o Primal Scream – Screamadelica
o Teenage Fanclub – Bandwagonesque
o Metallica – Metallica [aka Black Album]
o Pavement – Slanted & Enchanted
o Aphex Twin – Selected Ambient Works 85-92
o Arrested Development – 3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life of…
o Olomidé, Koffi – Haut de Gamme: Koweït, Rive Gauche
o Morrissey – Your Arsenal
o Maal, Baaba – Lam Toro
o Lemonheads – It’s a Shame About Ray
o Rage Against the Machine - Rage Against the Machine (1st Album)
o Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy – Hypocrisy is the Greatest Luxury
o lang, k.d. – Ingénue
o Dr Dre – Chronic, the
o REM – Automatic for the People
o Pharcyde – Bizarre Ride II the…
o Spiritualized – Lazer Guided Melodies
o Sugar – Copper Blue
o Waits, Tom – Bone Machine
o Sonic Youth – Dirty
o Stereo MCs – Connected
o Ministry – Psalm 69 (Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs)
o Amos, Tori – Little Earthquakes
o Ice Cube – Predator
o Pantera – Vulgar Display of Power
o Alice in Chains – Dirt
o Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – Henry’s Dream, by…
o Khan, Nusrat Fateh Ali – Devotional Songs
o Harvey, P.J. – Dry
o Suede – Suede (1st Album)
o Weller, Paul – Wild Wood
o Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
o Auteurs – New Wave
o Phair, Liz – Exile in Guyville
o Afghan Whigs – Gentlemen
o Mann, Aimee – Whatever
o Grant Lee Buffalo – Fuzzy
o Nirvana – In Utero
o Jamiroquai – Emergency on Planet Earth
o Pet Shop Boys – Very
o Harvey, P.J. – Rid of Me
o Blur – Modern Life is Rubbish
o Crow, Sheryl – Tuesday Night Music Club
o Fall – Infotainment Scan
o Wu Tang Clan – Enter the Wu Tang (36 Chambers)
o Björk – Debut
o Orbital – Orbital [aka Brown Album]
o Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle
o Sebadoh – Bubble & Scrape
o Boo Radleys – Giant Steps
o Orbit, William – Strange Cargo: III
o Method Man – Tical
o Black, Frank – Teenager of the Year
o Girls Against Boys – Venus Luxure No 1 Baby
o Jeru the Damaja – Sun Rises in the East
o Pavement – Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain
o Portishead – Dummy
o Sabres of Paradise – Haunted Dancehall
o Nas – Illmatic
o Beastie Boys – Ill Communication
o Costello, Elvis – Brutal Youth
o Morrissey – Vauxhall & I
o TLC – CrazySexyCool
o Oasis – Definitely Maybe
o Soundgarden – Superunknown
o Offspring – Smash
o Drive Like Jehu – Yank Crime
o Blur – Parklife
o G Love & Special Sauce - G Love & Special Sauce (1994)
o Touré, Ali Farka – Talking Timbuktu
o Hole – Live Through This
o Massive Attack – Protection
o Manic Street Preachers – Holy Bible
o Suede – Dog Man Star
o Notorious BIG – Ready to Die
o Buckley, Jeff – Grace
o Orbital – Snivilisation
o Nirvana – MTV Unplugged in New York
o Nine Inch Nails – Downward Spiral
o Prodigy – Music for the Jilted Generation
o Green Day – Dookie
o Foo Fighters – Foo Fighters (1st Album)
o Garbage – Garbage (1st Album)
o Nightmares on Wax – Smokers Delight
o Tricky – Maxinquaye
o Raekwon – Only Built 4 Cuban Linx
o Smashing Pumpkins – Mellon Collie & the Infinite Sadness
o Rocket from the Crypt – Scream, Dracula, Scream
o Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust
o 2Pac – Me Against the World
o Elastica – Elastica (1st Album)
o Supergrass – I Should Coco
o Radiohead – Bends, the
o Guided by Voices – Alien Lanes
o Kuti, Femi – Femi Kuti (1995)
o Verve – A Northern Soul
o Genius GZA – Liquid Swords
o Pulp – Different Class
o Leftfield – Leftism
o D’Angelo – Brown Sugar
o Oasis – (What’s the Story) Morning Glory?
o Goldie – Timeless
o Morissette, Alanis – Jagged Little Pill
o Screaming Trees – Dust
o Super Furry Animals – Fuzzy Logic
o Fatboy Slim – Better Living Through Chemistry
o Dr Octagon – Dr Octagonecologyst
o Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup
o Tortoise – Millions Now Living Will Never Die
o Beck – Odelay
o Belle & Sebastian – Tigermilk
o DJ Shadow – Endtroducing
o Eels – Beautiful Freak
o Divine Comedy – Casanova
o Apple, Fiona – Tidal
o Wilco – Being There
o Sepultura – Roots
o Adamson, Barry – Oedipus Schmoedipus
o Fun Lovin’ Criminals – Come Find Yourself
o Maxwell – Urban Hang Suite
o Charlatans – Tellin’ Stories
o Manic Street Preachers – Everything Must Go
o Everything But the Girl – Walking Wounded
o Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – Murder Ballads
o Bukem, LTJ – Logical Progression
o Underworld – Second Toughest in the Infants
o Jon Spencer Blues Explosion – Now I Got Worry
o Cardigans – First Band on the Moon
o Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar
o Fugees – Score, the
o Ash – 1977
o Belle & Sebastian – If You’re Feeling Sinister
o Blur – Blur (1997)
o Radiohead – OK Computer
o Quaye, Finley – Maverick a Strike
o Elliott, Missy Misdemeanor – Supa Dupa Fly
o Chemical Brothers – Dig Your Own Hole
o Primal Scream – Vanishing Point
o Wyatt, Robert – Shleep
o Holmes, David – Let’s Get Killed
o Sleater Kinney – Dig Me Out
o Prodigy – Fat of the Land
o Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club (1997)
o Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – Boatman’s Call
o Divine Comedy – A Short Album About Love
o Cornershop – When I was Born for the 7th Time
o Daft Punk – Homework
o Williams, Robbie – Life Thru a Lens
o Carey, Mariah – Butterfly
o Supergrass – In it for the Money
o Dylan, Bob – Time Out of Mind
o Size, Roni & Reprazent – New Forms
o Smith, Elliott – Either/Or
o Verve – Urban Hymns
o Spiritualized – Ladies & Gentlemen, We are Floating in Space
o Dandy Warhols – Dandy Warhols (1997)
o Dylan, Bob – Bootleg Series Vol 4: Live 1966 [rec: 1966 at Free Trade Hall, Manchester]
o Chao, Manu – Clandestino
o Bragg, Billy & Wilco – Mermaid Avenue
o Turbonegro – Apocalypse Dudes
o Fatboy Slim – You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby
o Gray, David – White Ladder
o Williams, Lucinda – Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
o Pulp – This is Hardcore
o Madonna – Ray of Light
o Hill, Lauryn – Miseducation of…
o Hole – Celebrity Skin
o Mercury Rev – Deserter’s Songs
o System of a Down - System of a Down (1st Album)
o Queen of the Stone Age - Queen of the Stone Age (1st Album)
o Air – Moon Safari
o Singh, Talvin – OK
o Korn – Follow the Leader
o Khalèd, (Cheb) – Kenza
o Kid Rock – Devil Without a Cause
o Boards of Canada – Music Has the Right to Children
o Suba - São Paulo Confessions
o XTC – Apple Venus: Volume 1
o Skunk Anansie – Post Orgasmic Chill
o Incubus – Make Yourself
o Magnetic Fields – 69 Love Songs
o Travis – Man Who
o Slipknot – Slipknot (1st Album)
o Orton, Beth – Central Reservation
o Sawhney, Nitin – Beyond Skin
o Death in Vegas – Contino Sessions
o Moby – Play
o Flaming Lips – Soft Bulletin
o Rhymes Digitales, les – Darkdancer
o Tigre, le – Tigre, le (1999)
o Eminem – Slim Shady LP
o Spears, Britney – Baby One More Time
o Metallica – S&M
o Bonnie Prince Billy – I See a Darkness
o Shack – HMS Fable
o Basement Jaxx – Remedy
o Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication
o Sigur Rós – Ágætis Byrjun

2000s

o Doves – Lost Souls
o Air – Virgin Suicides: Original Motion Picture Score
o Adams, Ryan – Heartbreaker
o Gilberto, Bebel – Tanto Tempo
o Cole, MJ – Sincere
o Harris, Emmylou – Red Dirt Girl
o Limp Bizkit – Chocolate Starfish & the Hot Dog Flavored Water
o Radiohead – Kid A
o U2 – All That You Can’t Leave Behind
o Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory
o Smith, Elliott – Figure 8
o Badly Drawn Boy – Hour of Bewilderbeast
o Harvey, P.J. – Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea
o Badu, Erykah – Mama’s Gun
o Coldplay – Parachutes
o Common – Like Water for Chocolate
o Ladd, Mike – Welcome to the Afterfuture
o Red Snapper – Our Aim is to Satisfy
o Eminem – Marshall Mathers LP
o Goldfrapp – Felt Mountain
o Giant Sand – Chore of Enchantment
o Lambchop – Nixon
o Lemper, Ute – Punishing Kiss
o Madonna – Music
o Avalanches – Since I Left You
o OutKast – Stankonia
o Radiohead – Amnesiac
o Silver Jews – Bright Flight
o Björk – Vespertine
o Gorillaz – Gorillaz (1st Album)
o Adams, Ryan – Gold
o Destiny’s Child – Survivor
o Strokes – Is This It
o Welch, Gillian – Time (The Revelator)
o Gotan Project – Revancha del Tango, la
o White Stripes – White Blood Cells
o Beta Band – Hot Shots II
o Jay Z – Blueprint
o Röyksopp – Melody AM
o Drive-By Truckers – Southern Rock Opera
o Super Furry Animals – Rings Around the World
o Jurassic 5 – Power in Numbers
o Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
o Ms Dynamite – A Little Deeper
o Bees – Sunshine Hit Me
o Jones, Norah – Come Away with Me
o Coldplay – A Rush of Blood to the Head
o Coral – Coral (2002)
o Cash, Johnny – American IV: Man Comes Around
o Flaming Lips – Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
o Doves – Last Broadcast
o Elliott, Missy – Under Construction
o Springsteen, Bruce – Rising, the
o Aguilera, Christina – Stripped
o Roots – Phrenology
o Beck – Sea Change
o Timberlake, Justin – Justified
o Vines – Highly Evolved
o Hives – Your New Favourite Band
o Radiohead – Hail to the Thief
o Winehouse, Amy – Frank
o Calexico – Feast of Wire
o Darkness – Permission to Land
o White Stripes – Elephant
o Dizzee Rascal – Boy in da Corner
o Kings of Leon – Youth & Young Manhood
o Thrills – So Much for the City
o Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell
o OutKast – Speakerboxxx/Love Below
o 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin’
o Mars Volta – Deloused in the Comatorium
o Lightning Bolt – Wonderful Rainbow
o Wainwright, Rufus – Want One
o Scissor Sisters – Scissor Sisters (1st Album)
o Morrissey – You Are the Quarry
o Björk – Medúlla
o Mylo – Destroy Rock & Roll
o Wilson, Brian – SMiLE
o Icarus Line – Penance Soirée
o Arcade Fire – Funeral
o Banhart, Devendra – Rejoicing in the Hands
o Cave, Nick & the Bad Seeds – Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus
o Franz Ferdinand – Franz Ferdinand (1st Album)
o N*E*R*D – Fly or Die
o Beta Band – Heroes to Zeros
o Ozamatli – Street Signs
o Libertines – Libertines (1st Album)
o West, kanYe – College Dropout
o Green, Cee-Lo – Is the Soul Machine
o TV on the Radio – Desperate Youth, Blood Thirsty Babes
o Liars – They Were Wrong, So We Drowned
o Streets – A Grand Don’t Come for Free
o Wainwright, Rufus – Want Two
o Zutons – Who Killed the Zutons?
o Killers – Hot Fuss
o Kings of Leon – Aha Shake Heartbreak
o MIA (UK) – Arular
o Beck – Guero
o White Stripes – Get Behind Me Satan"

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Perception � Bits Of Wisdom

Perception � Bits Of Wisdom


I found this story today. I thought it was worth sharing. It certainly makes one think a little bit about how we view things, about how the frame sometimes can make the picture.

Perception

Musician Something to think about….

Washington, DC Metro Station on a cold January morning in 2007. The man with a violin played six Bach pieces for about 45 minutes. During that time approximately. 2 thousand people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. After 3 minutes a middle aged man noticed there was a musician playing. He slowed his pace and stopped for a few seconds and then hurried to meet his schedule.

4 minutes later:

The violinist received his first dollar: a woman threw the money in the hat and, without stopping, continued to walk.

6 minutes:

A young man leaned against the wall to listen to him, then looked at his watch and started to walk again.

10 minutes:

A 3-year old boy stopped but his mother tugged him along hurriedly. The kid stopped to look at the violinist again, but the mother pushed hard and the child continued to walk, turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by several other children. Every parent, without exception, forced their children to move on quickly.

45 minutes:

The musician played continuously. Only 6 people stopped and listened for a short while. About 20 gave money but continued to walk at their normal pace. The man collected a total of $32.

1 hour:

He finished playing and silence took over. No one noticed. No one applauded, nor was there any recognition.

No one knew this, but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the greatest musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces ever written, with a violin worth $3.5 million dollars. Two days before Joshua Bell sold out a theater in Boston where the seats averaged $100.

This is a true story. Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by the Washington Post as part of a social experiment about perception, taste and people’s priorities.

The questions raised:

*In a common place environment at an inappropriate hour, do we perceive beauty?

*Do we stop to appreciate it?

*Do we recognize talent in an unexpected context?

One possible conclusion reached from this experiment could be this:

If we do not have a moment to stop and listen to one of the best musicians in the world, playing some of the finest music ever written, with one of the most beautiful instruments ever made.

How many other things are we missing?

Thanks Gene

BestSongsEver.com: Vote for Your Best Songs Ever!

BestSongsEver.com: Vote for Your Best Songs Ever!


Ripple is winning??!! Best song EVER?

Water as an alternative fuel source!

Water as an alternative fuel source!

"There's this car man, it runs on water!"

December 8

A place haunted by Lennon's murder - CNN.com

" (CNN) -- Maybe if you're a New Yorker, you grow accustomed to the sight.

Maybe if you live in the city, it becomes just another part of the Manhattan landscape.

But if you're from somewhere else, visiting, and you're not expecting to encounter it. . . .

Well, you sense that you've been in front of this building before, even though you never have. You feel it before you fully see it.

So it was, early on a recent afternoon, that I was walking east on 72nd Street, approaching Central Park West.

I glanced to my left.

To say the building is spooky is perhaps too easy. Yet everything about it -- the high gables, the balustrades, the gas lanterns burning even in the daytime, the black iron gates leading into the open interior courtyard -- seems purposely designed to give off an aura of portent.

Possibly that impression is merely retrospective -- most likely, when the massive residential building was constructed well over a century ago, the desire was simply to erect a place of urban elegance. And perhaps to the people who live there now, it looks only like home.

When the 1968 movie "Rosemary's Baby" was filmed, and the exterior of this building -- the Dakota -- was chosen as the site of the eerie tale, the die may have been cast. For anyone who ever saw the movie, the temperature drops a few degrees as soon as those walls come into sight.

Yet it is what happened here 29 years ago this week that draws curious visitors still.

I heard a voice behind me.

"Is this where. . .?"

A young woman was asking her friend the question.

"Yes," the friend said, not needing to hear the rest."

Bob Green has a great little piece at CNN reflecting on the 29th anniversary of John Lennon's murder. Like he mentions in the article, I was a bit too young to remember John alive, but he's one of the most influential people in my life.

It just goes to show, we don't always know the impact on others that we will have.


Live like it means something!!



Soldier Field 1991


Not sure who's picture this was, but I got it at The Grateful Dead Clubhouse Project

Straight out of Starship Troopers (the book)?


Gryphon Stealth Wingsuits could replace parachutes � Coolest Gadgets: "December 4th, 2009 by Mark R in Conceptual Gadgets, Spy Stuff, Vehicle Gadgets

So what are we looking at here, a still shot from the next Transformers movie? No, believe it or not, that is a human, one wrapped up in a wing-like contraption.

This is a little pet project of the Special Parachute and Logistics Consortium called the Gryphon Next Generation Parachute System. The idea is instead of soldiers bail out of planes with parachute things on, they put something on that helps them take full advantage of the sky.

In other words, it isn’t a parachute with a big silk canopy that is slowly falling to the earth like giant slow-moving target. No, this Gryphon Next Generation Parachute System would allow a parachuting soldier to get far away (about 30 miles) and would be invisible to radar."

I don't think I would want to be testing these, but it does look like it might be fun! I'm sure I remember something similar to this in the book Starship Troopers

How to survive an alien attack

So it's snowing. Like crazy. I'm in Houston. I'm sure it's the end of the world. I've been doing research. We're doomed. Maybe by our own hand, maybe naturally occurring global climate shift. maybe the electrical grid will go down, maybe 2012, maybe zombies. My bet is aliens. Here's some helpful advice from the experts.

GDRadio Broadcasts Furthur’s First 2 December Shows, “Almost Live” - PR.com

GDRadio Broadcasts Furthur’s First 2 December Shows, “Almost Live” - PR.com: "East Hampton, CT, December 02, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Leading Grateful Dead internet radio station GDRadio.net will once again be broadcasting shows 'Almost Live' on December 8th and 9th, 2009. This time around it will be from the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC to kick off Furthur’s short December tour of select venues in the East coast. Thanks to improved technology and dedicated tapers, as soon as the first set is completed, the audio will be uploaded and ready for re-broadcast. As soon as the 2nd set is over, that also is re-broadcast."


Thanks to The Good Old Grateful Dead Blog for the Heads Up this AM!



Head on over the the pub where I hang out to see the full sized original.

The masses have spoken, the votes are in, here are the Top 64 Grateful Dead Shows. Now its time to fire up the ipod/stereo/kindbud and start listening.

I saw one show on this list, June 23, 1993. Which did you see?

Tangled up in Blue Cubist Rag

Sugarmag posted a nice article on Tangled Up In Blue today. She used a Jerry Garcia Band video from 1991 that was a great throwback for me. I saw Jerry that year, in the fall, November, at Rosemont. TUIB has always been one of my favorite Dylan songs, but I find it full of remorse, regret, sadnes, but hope as well. It seems a bit existential but accepting, which generally fits for me.

I really dig the piece she clipped from wikipedia about the Cubist approach to Dylan's writing of the song. I think at times I try to manage the sales floor at the bookstore I work at with the same principles, you know try to transcend space and time and be everyewhere at the same time before someone wants or needs me to be there.

Further research shows there are some Cubist elements to Igor Stravinsky's work, especially Piano-Rag-Music. I seem to recall, but I don't remember where, reading that Stravinsky was a big influence on the Dead, especially Phil.



I was kinda grooving on that, so I kicked around a little more on youtube and listened to this...



About 4 minutes in I was wondering why my 7th and 8th grade teacher, Mr. Rogner never played us Igor's jams when we had to study classical music in math class (yeah, he was senile) when my wife came in and demanded to know exactly what the hell I was listening to. At first she thought it might be monkeys on the piano. She said she prefers the orchestral arrangement to the piano duet. After hearing a bit of it she decided it sounded muddy. She said it sounds like "a little yellow duckling running through the forest stomping in mud puddles".

I think I agree, but like it for the same reasons she doesn't. Wonder what you think?

And just for kicks, here's the orchestral arrangement done by the Los Angeles Philharmonic (it rocks!):