Smoke Fairies - The Three Of Us EP
Can - Monster Movie. I can hear why Trouser Press called Malcolm Mooney a “highly inappropriate” vocalist for this band but I really love what the other guys were doing on this album.
Say what you will about “kids these days” and their attachment to their electronic devices but when I was a teen I couldn’t wait to run home to the comfort of my stereo when classes let out for the day. If I’d had an iPod (full of my favorite music) and a smart phone (with the Internet and my girlfriend just a click away) I might have made it through high school without PTSD.
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This one’s for Tristan. He had recently rejected most of the music that I love and started listening almost exclusively to growly “orc rock.” This album and Pink Floyd’s Wish You Were Here were the only two we still enjoyed together. I do wish you were here. Wherever you are, I hope the nightlight is still on in the birdhouse of your soul.
Tristan, Curtis, and myself, from a long time ago, towering over the rest of you. I love you both (and Nicole too but her birthday isn’t until February).
It will be a bittersweet day tomorrow. Curtis, my oldest child, will turn will turn 25. Tristan, my youngest (they shared the same birthday), would have turned 18 if only I’d been able to convince him that life gets better. This picture is from 2009. Tristan at rest. Tristan at peace.
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies.
Mark’s Records #111 (the last one). Thank you, Mark, for all the free vinyl!
Mark responds: You are most welcome. And I thank you for the trip down memory lane. I have a lot of fond memories in those vinyls. My first lp was a Three Dog Night I bought in 1973. Around that time I started listening to FM radio and my musical palate expended quite a bit. It seems like just yesterday I bought those albums but it has been over 35 years for most. To quote Pink Floyd, Then one day you find, ten years have got behind you.
Mark is a great guy with excellent taste in music and a wonderful sense of humor. I forgive him for using the word “vinyls”.