Re-imagined, Reissued, Remixed, Recovered

My original plan wasn’t to review these two albums together, but when the synergy hit me I couldn’t pass it up. Nirvana & Mike Doughty somehow managed to intertwine themselves with my musical DNA years ago and haven’t ever let go. Nevermind was my first favorite album and the one that pretty much made me who…

Of The Year – 2012

The Play ‘Em All experiment meant that I didn’t give new music the attention I usually do in 2012, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a top list. (And yes, once again I was too busy/lazy to post this when I should have so I’m time traveling back to insert this post.) 1.  Boys…

Of The Year – 2011

After a so so year for albums in 2010, this time around I actually have enough candidates for a proper top 10. 1. Pink Strat — Bahamas This record came out in Canada in 2009, but just came out in the US in 2011. (Yay, time travel!)  Quietly snuck up on me as my go…

#1 Record

While trying to convince Jon Mack to listen to A Love Extreme by Benji Hughes last week I mentioned that it had taken over my favorite album of all time slot.  He immediately pushed back that it was a little early for that bold of a claim, citing that Music by 311 was once a…

Apophenia

Some things I’d like to think took inspiration from Timely Persuasion, but probably didn’t: LOST – “Across The Sea” The recent “Across the Sea” episode of LOST features two nameless main characters.  The only named character in TP is Nelson, the alleged bad guy. But is he really bad?  The only named character in this…

Of The Year – 2009

I’ve always wanted to “officially” track a best of the year music list, and figured here would be the most appropriate place to do it. 1. Sad Man Happy Man — Mike Doughty I had huge expectations going in after an interview said this would sound like Skittish & Rockity Roll, and Doughty delivered in…

Mike Doughty’s Hand(writing)

Had a couple of recent questions about the font on the setlists in the paperback, which caused me to realize I never blogged about the origin of that in any detail. Could have sworn I did, but a quick scan of the archives proves otherwise. Here we go: Once upon a time a designer named…