Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Marty Willson-Piper- Frightened Just Because of You

The Church were always one of my faves...There always appeared to be band discourse and guitarist Marty Willson-Piper finally left a few years back. This was from his second album way back in 88. I purchased this import 45 new then. So how does this relate to the Virus Apocalypse? I was in the post office yesterday waiting my 6 feet and a person at the front desk started coughing and did not cover their mouth and for some odd reason I thought of the b side of this 45, "Frightened Just Because of You."

Monday, March 30, 2020

Plimsouls- Zero Hour

I guess Zero hour is 30 days from today. 30 days of a stay at home order. If we want to beat this monster listen to our elected officials. No stupid parties like the guy in Maryland and we can worship at home and not need to be in a crowd at a mega church in Florida

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Stranglers - Something Better Change / Straighten Out

An article in USA Today states 'Life may change for us all'. There is no may about it, Yes it will change. How can it not change with all of the deaths and sickness we have experienced since January. But it is obvious our society is having a difficult time with change- me included. I went to Lowes today to get grass seed since I figured I will be home the next month I might as well try to grow grass again in the backyard. I did my best to keep person distance but the rest of the store seemed not to grasp that idea-business as usual it seemed. Same with Sams club yesterday. If we want to get over this, Something Better Change and we (me included) better straighten out and stay home. Minimal trips to the store, drug store and post office...nothing more for 30 days.

I was an undergraduate Social Work student in 1985 when I bought the USA EP for a quarter at a flea market. I had never heard of the Stranglers but this looked cool. First listen blew me away and I proceeded to buy everything I could get my hands on from them including the original UK copy.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Oingo Boingo- Nothing To Fear (But Fear Itself)

We live in some strange times, strange days. I hope that everyone out there is shuttered in safe and listening to the powers that be. My job sent me home nearly 2 weeks ago to work remotely at home. I can tell you right now that I don't like it. I miss my office. But I have a job that cares enough to protect us, I'm safe, and I have everything I need. Now the Governor of North Carolina has ordered a 30 day shelter in place starting Monday at 5pm. This will be the true test of marital bliss...lol...

So I thought, what can I do to make the time more enjoyable. I have this neglected blog and I could post songs...but not just any songs...how about songs to listen to in this Virus Apocalypse. Songs in some way or another or just plain vaguely fit the times. First up is a song that my college roommate played to death. I found this recently and had to buy it. I know many people are scared (not enough if you ask me from my observations of business as usual while trying to shop). But if we take precautions, and stay in...we have nothing to fear but fear itself.

Saturday, March 21, 2020

The Zombies- Care of Cell 44

The Corona Virus has really put things in perspective, has it not. My work has exiled us home so I had to set up a temporary home office in an unused bedroom. But at least I am still working so that is a blessing. I usually spend Saturday's digging for vinyl but have curtailed it the past 2 weeks, limiting myself to my friend's home. I went to his home today and dug into his vinyl he is selling. We kept our social distance. I picked up some killer 45's from him but the best part of the days was coming home to find this 45 in the mail. I think this 45 has been #1 on my want list for 20 or so years! Impossible to find and easily (in my book) their best song. I was lucky to score this copy in an auction but had to pay for it. 

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Donnie Brooks- Hey, Little GIrl

Picked this up within the last year and this side has grown on me. I think this was the B side

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Chuck Berry - Dear Dad

Oh my, 2 posts in a row. I hear a Dave Edmunds cover version of this one on Sirius XM every once in awhile but never had a copy of the real deal until a few weeks back when I scored an inexpensive copy. Classic Berry

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Mose Allison- The Seventh Son.

Johnny Rivers put out some pretty good records in the 1960's and 1970's and he has been sadly overlooked for the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. However, his version of the Seventh Son does not compare to this classic. I have had many copies of this classic and they always seem to be pretty trashed. This white label promo is beat up but plays pretty good despite it's visual flaws