Posts Tagged ‘Phil Collins’

Mah-na Mah-na

March 16, 2009

Ever since I was a young boy…

The Who

Pinball Wizard

I’m in the process of cleaning up my room, and have decided to sort through the few drawers of cassettes in my closet.  As I started to sort them I thought, “hey, this would make a funny blog post.”  This is a list of some of the more interesting items among my tape collection.  A few caveats/rules:

1) I don’t plan to mention many mixtapes, this will mainly be commercially produced tapes.

2) Many of these tapes were purchased by my parents and then passed on to me.

3) The contents of this list cannot be used against me in any way!

Now the list:

Modern English: After the Snow – About a year ago I purchased this album on CD because I read somewhere that it was great.  LIttle did I know that someone in my family had previously loved it enough to buy it on tape.  I will have to do more research to find out where it came from.

Phil Collins: Face Value – You will remember my previous take on this album on a podcast.  This was one of my parent’s before it was mine, and my love for Mr. Collins clearly came from them.

Original Cast Recording: The Who’s Tommy – My love for musical theatre is unknown on this blog, but as a child/teen I participated in many a musical.  Oh the memories.

Field of Dreams Soundtrack – I love this movie. It’s got baseball, magic, and the source material was written by W.P. Kinsella whose work has been discussed on the blog.  The instrumental music on this tape was a favourite of mine in years past.  I remember pulling out my old yellow walkman ripoff and spending hours listening.

Third Eye Blind: Third Eye Blind – This was the first tape I ever purchased with my own money. I picked it up in Cleveland Ohio during a trip with my family.  I listened to it the whole way home and could still sing along with every single song.

Stone Temple Pilots: Core – I’m not sure I’ve ever listened to this tape. I can’t remember.  I think I may have purchased it at the Garage Sale Store on Concession St. here in Hamilton.

Robert Munsch: Love You Forever – Hnds down my favourite Munsch story of all time. I heard recently that he has been sick and unable to write new stories. That makes me sad.  It’s interesting to note that he is credited as “Bob” Munsch on the cover of the tape.

Personalized Name Tunes: Peter – I remember listening to the various songs with my name in them as a kid. Hello Song, Good Morning, Rubba Dubba, The Mirror, and Goodbye are all musical classics. I can only imagine the pain of the engineer who had to record the many, many versions of each song for this series.

The Best of the Muppets – This tape includes two songs about Muppets visiting a disco. Wow.

The Untold Legend of Batman – This tape accompanied a comic book, and as I recall essentially read it out. If anyone knows more about this please let me know.

I have many more tapes to go through. I think I will do this again.

The Roof Is Leaking

December 29, 2008

It’s written in a book!

Phil Collins

Behind The Lines

New podcast is up today. As usual you can find it over there –>.  This week I am doing a vinyl album review of Phil Collins’ Face Value. I’m also featuring the music of two instrumental acts.

The first group is a local Hamilton outfit called Euphonic. They are a trio consisting of guitar, cello and drums. The music combines elements of jazz, fusion, and other more traditional styles, along with a contemporary sensibility. They have a concert on Friday January 2nd starting at 7pm at Centenary United Church (24 Main St. West in Hamilton). What the Folk will be joining them for that show.  It promises to be a great time! For more info about Euphonic check out their website. Music by What the Folk will be on a future episode of the podcast.

The second featured artist is Phoenix Rising, a duo of San Francisco area musicians, Monica Williams (Flute) and Wendy Loomis (Piano). Their latest album Ascension is a 7 track exploration of meditation, and relaxation with each track corresponding to one of the 7 chakras of Hindu spirituality.  One nice feature of the album is that the key of each track is one step above the previous. Meaning the album literally ascends musically. If you are looking for an entertaining and relaxing collection of well composed and beautifully played songs this is the grou for you.  For more information about this popular American duo visit their website.

The next episode will be up Friday and should feature Max of The Mass Romantics.

To my friends and listeners, I am going to begin posting my podcast updates through facebook and email to contact those who have not subscribed to the RSS feed. You will be able to opt out of this, but you need to let me know by replying to the message I send you. That’s it for today I will be back as usual tomorrow!