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Mr. Heartbreak

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  • Birthday 11/06/1964

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  1. Finally finished watching all the episodes of Wentworth available on Netflix. The absolute monster performance by Pamela Rabe as Joan Ferguson is next-level. We're talking Walter White territory. Great show.
  2. I’ve got it but haven’t played it yet. Been working through some other releases. Looking forward to it!
  3. Did anyone here get the other DBT that came out this year? I was surprised to learn about this. http://www.drivebytruckers.com/records-TheNewOK.html
  4. I just posted my annual Facebook post about how my wife and I don't really send out cards anymore (she's a Buddhist and I'm a non-religious/spiritual dude). Then I went out to the mailbox today and, lo and behold, we got a card in the mail from kidsmoke! So thanks, Donna. Oh, and happy holidays and new year to all you other VCers!
  5. Most anyone on here who knows me will not be surprised to learn I didn't buy very many 2020 releases. However, I did buy a few, and they are mixed throughout this list of favorite albums I bought this year. 1) Joni Mitchell - Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years (1963-1967) 2) Wilco - Summerteeth Deluxe (CD Version) 3) Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders - Garcialive Volume 6: July 5, 1973 Lion's Share 4) Terje Rypdal - Conspiracy 5) Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - The Mothers 1970 6) Grateful Dead - Dave's Picks Vol. 34, June 23, 1974, Jai-Alai Fronton, Miami, FL 7) Jeff Tweedy - Love is the King 8) Jan Garbarek - It’s Okay to Listen to the Grey Voice 9) Bevis Frond - Bevis Through the Looking Glass 10) Drive-By Truckers - The Unraveling
  6. Yeah, I love the Gateway material. Holland and DeJohnette are great, and Abercrombie is a monster. I got turned on to Abercrombie in the late 80s or early 90s, and that was one of my first ECM deep dives. His Timeless album is incredible. Thanks for the recommendations, calvino!
  7. I think you're right--the only thing I have by them is something called Phase One! Any particular recommendations?
  8. Been looking through recent acquisitions and I've come to the conclusion that there aren't very many actual record labels that have had a profound effect on my musical life. Of course, when it comes to rock, there was Columbia, but it wasn't really known for all that many artists I've followed for decades. Then there was MCA, which ended up being more infamous than famous. As an adult, I've gotten much more into jazz and blues than rock. Don't get me wrong, I still listen to plenty of rock, but I don't chase the newest shiny thing in that genre. I'm more likely to seek out classic prog that's "new to me" than actually new. So the record labels that have really shaped my musical adventures are few and far between. Chess and Blue Note are probably the two most people know; Chess for blues guys like Muddy and Howlin' Wolf, and Blue Note for everyone from Lee Morgan to Wayne Shorter. Lately I've been on an ECM kick, though, and I realized they could use their own thread. I'm not sure there's even a way to search for it, as ECM is only three letters long. Anyway, what the hell, I don't post much anymore, so why not go big when I do? Most people who have a passing familiarity with ECM might know them for recordings by Chick Corea, Mal Waldron, Gary Burton, Keith Jarrett Jack DeJohnette and/or Pat Metheny. But a lot of the artists I've discovered via the ECM label--and whose work I've sought out obsessively thereafter--are probably nowhere near as well known. So here are a few names worth checking out. Eberhard Weber Terje Rypdal John Abercrombie Ralph Towner Barre Phillips Jan Garbarek Dave Holland Jon Christensen Arild Andersen John Surman Tomasz Stańko David Darling Ketil Bjørnstad There are others, but it would be tedious to list them all. Really, you can't go wrong with any of these guys, especially their work on ECM.
  9. Glad you liked it! I think I've had a crush on her since the day I saw her.
  10. Yeah, that was a great idea. Inspired me to do something similar on my own post!
  11. I don't know about the Vicodin parallel, but man oh man, I really dig Viking Dan after hearing it for the first time today! (I've been wading through some other stuff, and just got through the Demos/Outtakes disc.) I don't think I've heard Jeff sound this unhinged on anything since their cover of TV Eye on the old Someone Else's Song mix set.
  12. I ordered the CD version of the S/T Deluxe set from Bullmoose, and got it about a week ago. Not to pile on here, but I'm a little disappointed in the flimsiness of the box. It's all cardboard, which is better for the environment than plastic, of course, but mine got slightly dented in transit, so there's a permanent crease on the side that will be visible when it's on the shelf. It's not the kind of damage where I'd request a return--I'm mainly interested in the music--but for the price of the set, I'd expect something a little better. By contrast, the new Joni Mitchell archives release has five discs and is only about $10 more. It comes in a much larger and more solid box with a beautiful booklet.
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