Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everyone! The weather’s been bad for trick or treating around here, but should be good tonight. Shouldn’t be too cold, wither, so Batman doesn’t have to wear a winter jacket over his costume.

Let’s focus on some great music in today’s podcast, with Pokey LaFarge, David Crosby, Phoebe Bridgers, the Beatles, Elton John, Neil Young, Stan Ridgeway, Frank Black, Throwing Muses, XTC, the Jam. St. Vincent, and Sharon Van Etten.

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Birthday

The world circled the sun one more time with me on the planet on Friday. I am now 62 years old. I believe as we get older we are supposed to accumulate wisdom, but I’m out of the wisdom game. I think that I was a lot smarter and wiser when I was younger (and more willing to take risks and do some amazingly stupid things), but I’ve traded that in for stability and a certain amount of dullness. Such is life.

Maybe that’s wisdom – stability and a certain amount of dullness. Behold my new philosophy! Keeps me alive and going, so I’ll celebrate that (albeit in a very low-key, dare I say dull, way).

Music is never dull (well…), at least what I ut on toady’s podcast, so listen to Jesca Hoop, David Byrne & St. Vincent, John Cale, Jethro Tull, David Bowie, Roxy Music, Joe Tex, Johnnie Taylor, Tyrone Davis, Arthur Alexander, Ted Taylor, Aimee Mann, Tim Finn, and Sam Phillips.

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Concert

I went to a concert on Thursday night – a real-life concert! It was just like the before times…well, except it took longer to get in the concert because we had to show our vaccination cards, and we had to mask up all night. But other than that – a real-life concert!

We saw St. Vincent in Boston at the Wang Theatre. She was great, and the band was excellent. She featured many songs from her latest album – Daddy’s Home – but threw in some of the older tunes as well.

Not only that, but we are going to another concert next week. It’s going to really be like the before times, except for the vaccine cards and the masks. One has to learn to adapt.

Great podcast today. Songs from Esperanza Spaulding, Xavier Rudd, Tinsley Ellis, the Members, the Distractions, the Buzzcocks, Any Trouble, Cheap Trick, XTC, Julian Cope, Kaleidoscope, the Gosdin Brothers, Michael Hurley, and Delbert McClinton.

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Another Nothing Day

Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend, or as my wife calls it, another Monday with me around. Such is the life of a retiree. I won’t know what that feels like for 5 more years (not that I’m counting – do you want work days or just all days between now and when I hang ’em up?).

On today’s pod, we go back and listen to Bob Dylan, John Prine, David Crosby, Blood, Sweat & tears, Traffic, the Moody Blues, the Move, the Nazz, Badfinger, Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Solomon Burke, and James Carr.

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October

A couple of weeks ago someone was talking about how they had planned to finish something in October. “October?” I thought, “why so late in the year?” Then Friday happened, and it’s October 1. “Oh, we are getting to the end of the year.” It’s been another long year, but the end is in sight. It’s October. We’ve had actual fall weather here this week, with some slight warming coming at the end of this week. Oh, well. I love fall weather – crisp, cool mornings, warm beautiful days, and cold nights. It’s the perfect weather for me.

There are many birthdays of friends and family in October, including my birthday. You know what my birthday means – let’s give money to the city and state when I register my cars for the year. Happy birthday, Pat. Please make the check payable to…Does that seem right? What about the random number on the license plate? I should do this in May -my car license plate ends in a 5. Welcome to fall.

Today’s podcast is excellent, with Bruce Springsteen, Robert Gordon, Patti Smith, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Family, the Who, the Groundhogs, Samantha Fish, St. Vincent, Florence & the Machine, Spiritualized, Ride, and the Catherine Wheel.

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