Posts Tagged ‘Kansas’

Why Vinyl is Saving Music

November 3, 2010

My enabler

I’ve spent the better part of two weeks without a stereo. It’s been hell. Granted, I have the little computer speakers and a beyond-fully-loaded iTunes, but those can’t hold a candle to my RSM-90 studio monitors, brand new turntable and quickly growing vinyl collection.

Yes, I’m a vinyl nerd. I’m one of those guys. But if you were to visit Love Garden Sounds, one of 1 ½ surviving local record stores in Lawrence (there used to be 5 on Mass Street alone), you would understand my predicament. (more…)

Top 100 Albums of the Decade (part 10)

December 23, 2009

The Flaming Lips—Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Warner Bros., 2002

There isn’t a whole lot that can be said about Yoshimi that hasn’t been said already, but one thing does have to be reiterated: it is NOT a concept album. It gets tiresome to hear people say something over and over again when it’s just inherently wrong—it’s been confirmed by Wayne Coyne himself, so just let it go already. Besides, it’s not like it has to be a concept album for it to be a great record. (more…)

The Top 100 Albums of the Decade (part 8)

December 17, 2009

Kill Creek—Colors of Home
Second Nature, 2001

If Kill Creek’s previous album, Proving Winter Cruel, was bleak, then Colors of Home is downright dreary. To play off a popular cliché, it feels right at home on one of those days in Kansas where the sky turns yellow-green before a tornado. The fact that Kill Creek hails from Kansas may have something to do with this distinction (more…)

The Music Journal: Entry #5

August 4, 2009

8/3/09

Kansas “Point of Know Return”

Kirshner Records

Kirshner Records

Today at work, mostly just to be funny, I put on “The Best of Kansas”.  I thought it would annoy some customers or something…turned out it just annoyed me and the rest of my co-workers.  (more…)

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