Played 18 times

African Music Machine - The Dapp, 1973

Another completely trashed 45 saved (or at least made playable) by Titebond II; can’t go wrong with anything that features “Dap” in the title, amiright?

Played 16 times

Ivo Nilakreshna - Figurku, 197?

Some interesting bits to be found on this record, particularly the moody organ intro/outro that bookends this track.

Picked for $2 at the local ARC on the chance that the music would be as groovy as the cover. Not a whole lot of info on this Indonesian release, but the combination of soulful crooning and hammond accents makes this a surprise keeper.

Picked for $2 at the local ARC on the chance that the music would be as groovy as the cover. Not a whole lot of info on this Indonesian release, but the combination of soulful crooning and hammond accents makes this a surprise keeper.

Played 28 times

Gal Costa - Barato Total, 1974

My most favoritist song right now.

There are all sorts of laudable reasons people watch sports, and football in particular. We wish to reconnect to the unscripted physical pleasures of childhood. We wish for moral structure in a world that feels chaotic, a chance to scratch the inborn itch for tribal affiliation. Sports allow men, in particular, a common language by which to converse.

Steve Almond, “Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto.” The reason why 75.9% of my conversations with suburban dads have not resulted in awkward silence as they could give a crap on a majority of my interests.

Jukebox project #5 completed: 45s from the collection added with custom tags I typeset. Anyone wanna come over to drink beer and listen to tunes on a Friday night? Where else would you find a jukebox that lists Hasil Adkins AND/OR Marvin Gaye as options?

Jukebox project #5 completed: 45s from the collection added with custom tags I typeset. Anyone wanna come over to drink beer and listen to tunes on a Friday night? Where else would you find a jukebox that lists Hasil Adkins AND/OR Marvin Gaye as options?

Played 26 times

The Beginning of the End - Funky Nassau, 1971

Just another funkin’ Friday.

I’m forgetting this dream from last night, but Nico was there. Not the icy avant chanteuse she is remembered as, but her younger self… the swinging Nico of La Dolce Vita. Her broken english during conversation was simply adorable.

I’m forgetting this dream from last night, but Nico was there. Not the icy avant chanteuse she is remembered as, but her younger self… the swinging Nico of La Dolce Vita. Her broken english during conversation was simply adorable.

Played 56 times

Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice, 1981

Screw the Yoko haters… this final collaboration with Lennon just plain rules.

Played 26 times

Redbone - Chant: 13th Hour, 1971

What begins as a gimmicky sounding native american chant (it’s not… these guys were legit) quickly turns into some soulful commentary reminiscent of Dorsey’s “Yes We Can.”

Teens

"Here’s some things remembered: I was an awkward, nonathletic beanpole teenager who didn’t get angry often, liked my parents mostly, had a close group of friends that changed yearly, avoided fights as they were mostly unwarranted, average grades in school, immersed in art/doodling/music/skateboarding, and later, relationships.

My 14 year old (adopted) son is the complete opposite, more like 70/30: gifted at every sport/athletic/academic ability, cocksure because of it; naturally hormonal for the touch of a female, but understands not boundaries.

In less than a week, my wife and I have witnessed:

(1) a saved photo on his mobile displaying his teenage erection, unsent to a random underage flirt that started as a wrong number;

(2) a game winning goal for his varsity team that has been on a losing streak for two seasons (keepin’ it positive here);

(3) tonight picking him up at his first football game as a high-schooler, can’t find him anywhere, running into random groups of peers who are telling us he’s going to fight some senior who he’d sarcastically pissed off during the game. Find him before it goes down, take him home. Turns out the senior was a friend of my daughter’s, so my wife and son get into it and he’s punching holes in the wall, while I laugh hysterically because I’m legally stoned, and I just don’t really care about anything more but superficial things, actually.

How did I manage to raise the kind of kid I’d fucking hate when I was his age?”

~Sincerely, Kinda Bad Dad