Monthly Archives: October 2012

(Oct 31, 2012): The Soul Snatchers – Show Me Love

From the 2012 sophomore album, Scratch My Itch.  The Soul Snatchers are a Dutch band that has been active since 2006.  Band members include Govert Van Der Kolm, Ron Smith, Timothy van der Holst,  and Ton van der Kolk.  In … Continue reading

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(Oct 30, 2012): Hospitality – Argonauts

From the 2012 self-titled debut album, Hospitality.  To me this is reminiscent of Blondie for some reason — clearly not because it is upbeat, but there is something.  The current lineup includes Amber Papini, Nathan Michel and Brian Betancourt.   Pre-ordered … Continue reading

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(Oct 29, 2012): Click ‘n Cycle – The Bee (Aphrodite Mix)

From the 1998 Mixmag compilation, The Takeover Bid: Round One.  This disc was mixed by Aphrodite and a second disc, “Round Two”, was mixed by Micky Finn.  Both discs were originally released by DMC Publishing (publisher of Mixmag) for the UK … Continue reading

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(Oct 28, 2012): Joan Tower – Concerto for Orchestra (Nashville Symphony – Slatkin, cond.)

From the 2005 album, Made in America.  This concerto was commissioned in 1991 by a consortium of orchestras that included the St. Louis Symphony, the New York Philharmonic, and the Chicago Symphony.  It was dedicated to philanthropist Charles Grawemeyer.  This … Continue reading

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(Oct 28, 2012): Edward Elgar – Cello Concerto, Op. 85 (Yo-Yo Ma, cello; LSO, Andre Previn, cond.)

From the 1985 CBS Masterworks release, Yo-Yo Ma. Elgar: Cello Concerto, Op. 85. Walton: Cello Concerto.  Elgar wrote this concerto in E minor for cello and orchestra in 1919.  Like his other work post WWI, it is much more introspective … Continue reading

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(Oct 27, 2012 – Sat. bonus): Sufjan Stevens – For The Widows Of Paradise, For The Fatherless In Ypsilanti

From the 2003 double LP, Greetings From Michigan: The Great Lake State.  From the A side of the album – “Say yEs to Michigan!”  I picked this up on my first stint as a Visiting Professor of Law at the … Continue reading

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(Oct 27, 2012): Great Lake Swimmers – Les Champs De Progéniture

From the 2012 limited edition 2xCD, New Wild Everywhere.  This is the fifth “studio” album by the Great Lake Swimmers, although it is the first effort really recorded in a traditional studio setting (and still some songs were recorded in … Continue reading

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