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11: Nuestros Discos Locos
Summerific (2006)

Summerific (2006)

Seven years ago, I put together an 80 minute continuous mix of all kinds of random music I was listening to at the time. Spanning half a dozen genres, it was carefully designed to capture the essence of summertime fun, leisure and relaxation. Stupidly, while upgrading to a new Mac I somehow managed to lose...
And Now, Our Long-Distance Dedication

And Now, Our Long-Distance Dedication

Many of us grew up listening to American Top 40 with Casey Kasem on Sundays. I loved that show, and spent many a Sunday building elaborate LEGO creations while eagerly waiting to find out which song had claimed the #1 spot that week. It was theoretically three hours long, but with commercials it ended up...
Review: "Lonerism"

Review: “Lonerism”

We haven’t had any music reviews show up here in a while, and I’m compelled to share that Lonerism, the new Tame Impala album is probably the best new music I’ve heard all year (with the possible exception of the latest from Beach House). That statement is kind of funny in itself, since there are...

I’ve Just Gotta Say…

that this is one of the greatest albums of all time. Even if you’re not a fan of 60’s psychedelic pop, you won’t find it difficult to appreciate this underrated masterpiece. In my opinion, this ranks just below Pet Sounds in terms of songwriting and overall awesomeness. Most people only remember the Zombies for “Time...

Final Few

Here’s my mad dash to try and complete my list of Eduardo’s Most Influential Albums… I’ll try to keep it brief, but you know me. The Greyboy Allstars West Coast Boogaloo 1994 I’d heard of DJ Greyboy from fellow amigo Pepe, who had made me a great compilation of funky acid jazz during the long,...

Right Wing Gunn Nut

My appreciation for all things Gunn could not have developed in a more backwards way. Like many children of the 80’s, my first exposure to the theme song was via Spy Hunter in the arcades. I just thought that the music was cool, and had no idea that it was a real song – let...

The 3 Minute Rule

I have to send along my opinion, and subsequent agreement with Eduardo’s assestment of the Beastie Boys second and third albums, “Paul’s Boutique” and “Check Your Head”. In the early nineties we rediscovered Paul’s Boutique just like many other people did. I can remember listening to “Hey Ladies” and a couple of other tracks from...

Is Your Name Michael Diamond?

It’s been said that Paul’s Boutique is the Pet Sounds of hip hop, and that sums it up much better than I could. What I can say is that this album was highly (and somewhat regrettably) influential on several of the Amigos and our friends throughout college. I won’t bore you with the stories of...

Discussion in Percussion

In December of 1994, my girlfriend Juanita and I stopped in at one of the many music stores we used to frequent near Sacramento. I think she was picking up some stuff she had ordered from them, and I was just looking around as she paid. I noticed a small bin of old vinyl LP’s...

The “P” All Stars

I touched on it really briefly before about my first exposure to the Percussion All Stars, but I figured I should elaborate a bit since Eduardo told the story of discovering them. Eduardo and I were driving from Redding down to Rohnert Park in order to check out places to live. It was the winter...

Madchester, So Much to Answer For

Eduardo y Las Musicas Electronicas

After I’d been obsessed with Information Society for a while, I eventually started to branch out and become interested in other electronic groups. It was around this time that I discovered Depeche Mode, and began aggressively buying everything I could find by them – all their previous albums, singles, videos, you name it. CD players...