• Acoustic,  Laid Back

    Check out Pete Droge

    Thanks in part to a friendship with Mike McReady of Pearl Jam, Pete Droge secured a contract with American Records in the early 90’s, and released a fantastic album called ‘Necktie Second’ in 1994. The single that really caught my…

  • Laid Back,  Miscellaneous,  Pop

    Book em Danno

    Here is an absolutely bizarre post I found on Boing Boing… wow, wonderful use of the University of Colorado’s law enforcement agency…. damn pot smokers! Doug says: “Every year on 4/20, students and residents gather on Farrand Field at CU…

  • Acoustic,  Laid Back

    Welcome to my World

    Well, it’s been a good week. My second daughter was born into this world yesterday morning, right into my waiting hands. Words can’t describe it, my friends. The miracle of birth makes skeptics like me into believers. I only wish…

  • Laid Back,  Rock n' Folk

    Marvin’s Temple and Shrine

    If you listened to AAA radio in the mid 90’s here in the U.S., you probably heard this tune by Marvin Etzioni. Etzioni released three solo albums under the name ‘Marvin’ after leaving Lone Justice. He was one of the…

  • Acoustic,  Laid Back

    I wish I could quit this song

    One more on the mellow side before I launch into some newly converted cassette tapes (yes, cassettes!) from my past. So who’s seen Brokeback Mountain? I probably won’t until I run across it on HBO or Cinemax, but if this…

  • Ambient,  Laid Back

    State of Independence, I have a dream

    Former Pretenders drummer James Hood and Grant Showbiz (who later produced the Smiths and Billy Bragg) formed Moodswings in 1989. Moodswings is electronic, chill, semi-ambient, kick back and relax music. All the songs on their albums basically blend together and…