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--- 2009 ---
 

January

 
01/05 - New Year and its changes; More on Dec 24 post; New Band Introduction (The Pains of Being Pure at Heart); Albums you MUST Hear Before You Die! #26; Start of Best of 2008 Poll; New Best of Band Poll (Aerosmith); Facebook intro: Reviews - Jeff Beck - Live at Ronnie Scott's - CD; Bujo Kevin Jones & Tenth World - Live! - CD.  
01/07 - Ron Asheton RIP; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #27; No Reviews.  
01/09 - DRM/RIAA/Apple changes in 2009 commentary; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #28; No Reviews.  
01/12 - Delaney Bramlett - RIP; No Reviews.  
01/14 - What Makes a Great Album?; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #29; Reviews - Nebula - Peel Sessions - CD; Late of the Pier - Fantasy Black Channel (US) - CD; Michael Stanley - Just Another Night - CD.  
01/16 - Albums That Change Us and That Matter; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #30; No Reviews.  
01/21 - Aerosmith Poll Results; U2 Single Link ("Get On Your Boots"); Albums That You MUST Hear Before You Die! #31; Reviews: Miles Davis - Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Legacy Edition - 2CD; The Answer - Never Too Late EP - CD.  
01/23 - Good Company, Padron, and Fat Tire Ale; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #32; No Reviews.  
01/26 - What is the enticing component of an album that can only boast a minor following versus that of an album by The Beatles?; Send in your choices and discussions; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #33; Review: Various Artists - Underworld: Rise of the Lycans - CD Soundtrack.  
01/28 - Mad Magazine rant and remembrance; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #34; No Reviews.  
01/30 - Billy Powell (Lynyrd Skynyrd) RIP; Toni Childs album (Keep the Faith); Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #35; Reviews: Zelazowa - Elephants at a Mousehunt - CD; Attrition - Kill the Buddah! 25th Anniversary Live Tour - CD.  
   

February

 
02/02 - John Martyn RIP; Sick Excuse I; No Reviews.  
02/04 - More pathetically weak sick excuses for no posting; No Reviews.  
02/06 - Lux Interior (The Cramps) RIP; Prices and the usual blah, blah, blah; Albums You Must HEAR Before You Die! #36; Reviews: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - Working on a Dream CD/DVD Deluxe Edition; Eliane Elias - Bossa Nova Stories - CD.  
02/09 - Dewey Martin RIP; iPhone/XM/Sirius;No Reviews.  
02/11 - Good Music/Bad Music and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart; Albums You Must HEAR Before You Die! #37; Review: The Pains of Being Pure at Heart - S/T - CD.  
02/13 - The potential fate of Sirius/XM Radio and emerging Technologies; Reviews: The Derek Trucks Band - Already Free - CD; The Soul of John Black - Black John - CD.  
02/16 - Readers' Poll for The Best Albums of 2008; No Reviews.  
02/18 - Readers' Picks discussion; MoFi SACD/LP/Gold CD releases; Reviews: Fractal - Sequitur - CD; Tom Rush - What I Know - CD.  
02/20 - Too Much Music? and Vinyl LP discussion; Phish - The Clifford Ball videos and listening party links; Reviews: Wave Mechanics Union - Second Season - CD; Mediavolo - Unaltered Empire - CD (Fr Import).  
02/23 - Slumberland Records contests 3 copies of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart debut; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #38; Reviews: U2 - No Line on the Horizon - CD; The Harry Waters Band - S/T debut - CD.  
02/25 - Snooks Eaglin - RIP; PoBPaH contest continues; Reviews: Steve Roach - Stream of Thought - CD; Jacqui Naylor - You Don't Know Jacq - CD.  
02/27 - Twitter; Rod Stewart Listening Party; Reviews: Various Artists - Lift Every Voice - CD; JD Souther - If the World Was You - CD.  
   

March

 
03/02 - Blu-ray CD; Winners of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart CDs (3); Introduction of a new Best of Band Poll (Jethro Tull); Kelly Groucutt and Johnny "Red" Kerr RIP; No Reviews.  
03/04 - CDs vs DDs, Spotify; Important songs from the past (what's your choices?); Reviews: Gary Wright - The Light of a Million Suns/Waiting to Catch the Light - DD; The Library - EP - CD; Christopher Hawley Rollers - The Roots of the Tree - CD.  
03/16 - Back from Illinois; Jethro Tull Poll Results; Recontinuation of '60s/'70s protest music request; No Reviews.  
03/18 - The future of streaming; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #39; Review - Rick Barry - This Antediluvean World EP - CD.  
03/20 - An encouraged lack of thought; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #40; No Reviews.  
03/23 - Mikayla (granddaughter announcement and pic); Filter listening Party by Rhino; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #41; Introduction of The Worst Poll; Reviews: Pearl Jam - Ten Deluxe Edition - 2CD/DVD; Pete Doherty - Grace/Wastelands - CD.  
03/25 - Smartphone discussion; Queensrÿche Listening Party and Video; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #42; Reviews: America - Live in Concert: Wildwood Springs - CD; Gerry Beckley - Gerry Beckley's Happy Hour - CD; Parallel or Ninety Degrees - A Can of Worms - CD.  
03/27 - Results of failed Worst Album Poll (only five entries); Listening Parties for Queensryche (American Soldier); Jane's Addiction (A Cabinet of Curiosities); and Grateful Dead (To Terrapin/Winterland '73); Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #43; Reviews: Skafish - What's This? 1976-1979 - CD; Various Artists - Watchmen - CD.  
03/30 - Maurice Jarre - RIP; Introduction of Deep Purple (Best of Band Poll); continuation of Twitter contest for American Soldier (Queensryche) through Wednesday with Listening Party for Album continued; Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #44 (final entry); Reviews: Leonard Cohen - Live in London - CD; Great Lake Swimmers - Lost Channels - CD; Steve Forbert - The Place and The Time - CD.  
   

April

 
04/01 - Winner of Twitter contest for American Soldier (Queensryche); More Poll suggestions; No Reviews.  
04/03 - No Post  
04/06 - Deep Purple Poll Results; Paul Williams (Crawdaddy! magazine); Orchid Thieves introduction; the FINAL (we think) Albums You MUST Hear Before You Die! #45; Reviews: Marvin Gaye - What's Going On - SACD; Marvin Gaye - Let's Get It On - SACD; Foghat - Fool For The City - SACD.  
04/08 - Beatles Re-master News; Review: Cassandra Wilson - Closer to You - The Pop Side - CD.  
04/10 - Have we ALWAYS been a Song society as as oposed to albums - I Think so!; "Pop" Winans RIP; Review - Tommy Bones - Tommy Bones - EP.  
04/13 - Leonard Cohen concert; No Reviews.  
04/15 - No Post  
04/17 - No Post  
04/20 - No Post  
04/22 - No Post  
04/24 - No Post  
04/27 - Return and Thanks for condolences and emails; Reviews: MarsupiaL - Genus Thylacinus - CD; The Mick Fleetwood Band - Blue Again - CD.  
04/29 - Label suggestion on restructure; Reviews: Sweet - Action:The Sweet Anthology - 2CD; Five Peace Band - Live - 2CD.  
   

May

 
05/01 - More Music discussion (music getting better, song vs album restructure of label involvement); Tori Amos downloads; No Reviews.  
05/04 - Introduction of new Band Poll - Queen. Carina Round song download; Reviews: Steve Roach - Dynamic Stillness - 2CD; Revolting Cocks - Sex-O Olympic-O - CD.  
05/06 - More Queen Poll notes; New Band Introduction - Dead Heart Bloom (NYC); Reviews: Tiempo Libre - Bach in Havana - CD; Roswell Six - Terra Incognito: Beyond the Horizon - CD.  
05/08 - The inevitable move to Digital storage; Queen 'Best Album' Poll continuation; Great release news; Reviews: New York Dolls - Cause I Sez So - CD; Dw Dunphy - Enigmatic - CD.  
05/11 - New Model for Labels; No Reviews.  
05/13 - No Post - Technical Issues.  
05/15 - Introduction of Best Album Cover Poll; Rolling Stones Remasters commentary; Reviews: Neal Morse - Lifeline - CD; Shauna Burns - Anamnesis - CD.  
05/18 - Queen Poll results; Review: Paul Simon (VA) - Paul Simon & Friends - DVD.  
05/20 - First Round of Best Album Cover Poll results; Reviews: Carbon Leaf - Nothing Rhymes With Woman - CD; Marvelann - Bad Advice - CD; Unto Ashes - The Blood of My Lady - CD.  
05/22 - Rolling Stones Discussion Project; Round Two of Best Album Covers Poll results; No Reviews.  
05/25 - No Post: Memorial Day (USA Holiday).  
05/27 - Rolling Stones Discussion continued; Round Three of Best Album Covers Poll results; Reviews: Johnny Winter - The Johnny Winter Anthology - 2CD; Dan Pound - Esoterica - CD.  
05//29 - Waiting for the Weekend Edition; Round four of Best Album covers Poll results; Reviews: Sharon Isbin - Journey to the New World - CD; Iggy Pop - Préliminaires - CD.  
     

June

 
06/01 - Rolling Stones Discussion write-up; Introduction of Alice Cooper Best of Band Poll; Round 5 of Best Album Cover Poll (with lots more to follow); Reviews: Nick Cave Reissues (From Her to Eternity, The Firstborn Is Dead, Kicking Against The Pricks, Your Funeral...My Trial) - CD/DVD Collector's Edition; Chick & Hiromi - Duet - 2CD; Stephen Rippy/Ensemble Studios - Halo Wars Soundtrack - CD/DVD.  
06/03 - Alice Cooper Best of Band Poll topic and continuation; Round 6 of Best Album covers Poll; Review: Bob Dylan - Together Through Life - CD.  
06/05 - Koko Taylor (RIP); David Carradine (RIP); More Alice Cooper including shot of original pressing (with panties) along with notes of sorry School's Out 180g remastered LP reissue; Massive Round 7 of Best Album Covers from Poll; No Reviews.  
06/08 - Sam Butera (RIP); Amoeba (LA) trip and yield; Large Round 8 of Best Album Covers Poll selections; Reviews: Lawrence Blatt - The Color of Sunshine - CD; Angels & Demons OMPS (Hans Zimmer) - CD.  
06/10 - Alice Cooper Best of Band Poll Results; Interim Introduction of Best Label Design Poll; Round 9 of Best Album Covers Poll; Reviews: The Moody Blues - Live at the Isle of Wight: 1970 - DVD; Votum - Time Must Have a Stop - CD.  
06/12 - No Post  
06/15 - No Post  
06/17 - No Post  
06/19 - No Post  
06/22 - No Post  
06/24 - Back from Trip; Label Designs Poll (1); No Reviews.  
06/26 - Sky Saxon (The Seeds); Farrah Fawcett; Michael Jackson - RIP; Label Designs Poll (2); Raves for Heartless Bastards.  
06/29 - Lost stylus; Massive Round 10 of Best Album Covers; Reviews: The Gathering - The West Pole - CD, MC Rut - 25 Years - CD, CSN - Demos - CD.  
   

July

 
07/01 - Moving along; Round 11 of Best Album Covers; Reviews: Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing/A Night on the Town 2CD Limited Collector Editions - CD; Paul Carrack - I Know That Name - CD; Heartless Bastards - The Mountain - CD; Mike Patton - Crank: High Voltage OMPS - CD.  
07/03 - No Post - 4th of July Holiday (US Holiday)  
07/06 - No Post - 4th of July Holiday extension (US Holiday)  
07/08 - RIP: Robert McNamara; Drake Levin (Paul Revere & The Raiders); Allen Klein (Abkco) RIP. Review: The Woodstock Experience (Jefferson Airplane/Johnny Winter).  
07/10 - Woodstock Commentary; Bob Bogle (The Ventures) RIP; Round 12 of Greatest Album Covers Poll; Reviews: Dan Pound - Living Planet - CD; Imprint - The Wisdom Out of The Wound - CD.  
07/13 - Can Fewer Songs Make a Difference (I think so); Tom Wilkes, RIP; Introduction of new Best of Band Poll (Neil Diamond); Round 13 of Greatest Album Covers Poll: Introduction of The Rifles (UK).  
07/15 - Is Rock Innovation Dead? Round 14 of Greatest Album Covers Poll; Reviews: The Dead Weather - Horehound - CD; Toni Childs - Keep the Faith - CD.  
07/17 - Crawdaddy! Magazine/Paul Williams ; Round 15 of Great Album Covers; Reviews: The Low Anthem - Oh My God, Charley Darwin - CD; The Cars - Heartbeat City (24k Gold Remaster - Audio Fidelity) - CD; Ted Nugent - Motor City Mayhem - BD.  
07/20 - No Post  
07/22 - No Post  
07/24 - No Post  
07/27 - No Post  
07/29 - No Post  
07/31 - No Post  
   

August

 
08/03 - Results of Neil Diamond Poll - Round 16 of Great Album Covers; Review: Neil Young - Neil Young (2009 Remaster) - CD.  
08/05 - Too Much frackin' music out there!; Billy Lee Riley: RIP; Round 17 of Great Album Covers; Review: Matthew Sweet/Susanna Hoffs - Under the Covers, Volume 2.  
08/07 - Size of albums (music-wise); The Rifles downloads; Round 18 of Great Album Covers; No Review.  
08/10 - Concert Costs frazzling public; RIP: Round 19 of Great Album Covers; Willy Deville, John Dawson (NRPS) RIP; Review: Neil Young - Harvest (2009 Remaster) - CD.  
08/12 - What has happened to Music's Audience?; Round 20 of Great Album Covers; Review: Alice Cooper - School's Out (24k Gold CD Remaster); Gregg Rolie - Rain Dance - Live - CD.  
08/14 - Email responses from previous post; Les Paul; Rashied Ali - RIP; Review: Elvis Presley - From Elvis In Memphis - 2CD Legacy Edition.  
08/17 - Trading in HTML for the prettier and better Wordpress; No Reviews.  
08/19 - Jahnke's Record Collection, Beatles remasters; Mott the Hoople reunion; Miles Davis The Complete Columbia Album Collection; Great Album Covers - Round 21; Introduction (with free MP3 to download) to The Opposite Sex (DC); No Reviews.  
08/21 - Bands and Fans; no money, no play - Extensive Kraftwerk Box remaster info - Round 22 of Great Album Covers; Reviews: The Features - Some Kind of Salvation - CD; Colin Hay - American Sunshine - CD; Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughan - In Session - CD.  
08/24 - Elmore Magazine; Round 23 of Great Album Covers; Reviews: Buffy Sainte-Marie - Running For the Drum - CD/DVD; Third Eye Blind - Ursa Major - CD.  
08/26 - RIP: Johnny Carter (The Dells); Larry Knechtel (Bread); Best Beatles song Poll results; Reviews: Rory Gallagher - Crest of a Wave -2 CD; Glad Hearts - The Oak and the Acorn - CD.  
08/28 - Reduced post due to PC issues (yeah, I know...get a Mac. I should); Ellie Greenwich - RIP; Great Album Covers - Round 24; no Reviews.  
08/31 - RIP - DJ AM; TAP and WordPress; Reviews: Richard Thompson - Walking on a Wire: 1968-2008 - CD Box; Minor Authority - Punk Side Up - CD.  
   

September

 
09/02 - Everything Old Can be New Again; RIP: Chris Connor; Band Introduction - Calypso (NYC); Round 25 of Great Album Covers; Review: The Opposite Sex - Live + Burn EP (6 tracks) - CD.  
09/04 - Sudden and irrevocable soundtracks to our lives; Invitation to intern for Nettwerk Records; Round 26 of Great Album Covers; No Reviews.  
09/07 - No Post - Labor Day (US Holiday)  
09/09 - Beatles Remasters, & fading physical media; Round 27 of Great Album Covers; No Reviews (Stones - Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out Deluxe 40th Anniversary Box).  
09/11 - More Beatles Notes; Round 28 of Great Album Covers; Reviews: The Bodies Obtained - Dead Plans - CD.  
09/14 - More Beatles Notes; Round 29 of Great Album Covers.  
09/16 - Analog, Digital, MP3s, pathways...; Jim Carroll - RIP; Reviews: Mott the Hoople - Live- 2CD; SwampDaWamp - Rock this Country - CD; The Dangling Success - City Life; Nurses - Apple's Acre.  
09/18 - Patrick Swayze, Henry Gibson, Mary Travers: RIP; No Reviews.  
09/21 - Bobby Graham RIP; Leonard Cohen scare; No Reviews.  
09/23 - Arthur Ferrante RIP; No reviews.  
09/25 - Catalogue reissues sorely needed. Where are they at?; Review: The Band - Music From Big Pink - SACD.  
09/28 - Review: Black Tape for a Blue Girl - 10 Neurotics - CD  
09/30 - The New generation of music listeners...do they care about albums?; Review - Lita Ford - Wicked Wonderland - CD.  
     

October

 
10/02 - Reissues and Stones Boxes (U2 too); Review: Steve Roach - Destination Beyond - CD.  
10/05 - New Best of Poll: J Geils Band; No Reviews.  
10/07 - Upcoming Changes - No Reviews.  
10/09 - Stuff; Review: The Feelies - Crazy Rhythms/The Good Earth 30th Anniversary Reissues - CD  
10/12 - I want my, I want my CDs and DDs; No Reviews.  
10/14 - Freddie Robinson: RIP; Dickie Peterson (Blue Cheer) RIP; Reviews: Janis Ian - The Essential Janis Ian - 2CD; Joshua Bell - At Home With Friends - CD.  
10/16 - Al Martino: RIP, Steve Ferguson (NRBQ): RIP; Stephen Gately (Boyzone): RIP; No Reviews.  
10/19 - My coronary-like reaction to a Rolling Stone article; Reviews: Nicholas Hooper - OMPS to Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince - CD; Grizzly Bear - Veckatimest - CD; The Beatles in Mono - CD Box.  
10/21 - Results of the J Geils Band Poll; Reviews: None.  
10/23 - Streaming music replacing CDs? Maybe even DDs?; New Gentle Giant remasters; Reviews: Leaves Eyes - Njord - CD; King Crimson - Red (40th Anniversary Remaster).  
10/26 - Lost due to idiocy of MRowe  
10/28 - Adam Clayton says that the music fan is a lost ideal; Reviews: Kris Kristofferson - Closer to the Bone - CD; Steve Conte & the Crazy Truth - Steve Conte & the Crazy Truth - CD.  
10/30 - Wolfmother gets it rave!; Reviews: Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg - CD; Rickie Lee Jones - Pirates - SACD/CD Hybrid; Tony Banks - This Curious Feeling (30th Anniversary Remaster) - CD.  
   

November

 
11/02 - Kraftwerk Contest Post; Reviews: Kraftwerk Remasters (Autobahn/Radio Activity/Trans Europe Express/The Man Machine/Tour de France); U2 - The Unforgettable Fire Remaster 2CD Box.  
11/04 - No News is Sad News; No Reviews.  
11/06 - Label Takeover; Reviews: Carly Simon - Never Been Gone - CD; Neil Young - After the Gold Rush 2009 Remaster - CD; The Swimmers - People Are Soft - CD.  
11/09 - Winner of Kraftwerk Remasters set - Reviews: Amy Dickson - Plays Glass, Tavener, & Nyman - CD; Marillion - Less Is More - CD; King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King - 40th Anniversary Remaster - CD/DVD.  
11/11 - I love Radio!; Reviews: Leonard Cohen - Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 - CD/DVD; Neil Young - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (2009 Remaster) - CD.  
11/13 - I can't do playlists!; No Reviews.  
11/16 - Response from I Can't Do Playlists post; Review: The Rolling Stones - 40th Anniversary CD/DVD Box of Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!  
11/18 - No Post (At the Leonids)  
11/20 - Missing Music; Bad Lieutenant (w/link); No Reviews.  
11/23 - USPS piece, Request for meaningful lyrics; Reviews: Manassas - Pieces - CD, Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Singles Collection - CD/DVD Box; The Band - The Band - 24k Gold CD Remaster ('09).  
11/25 - Audiophile? Rhapsody and the future of Streaming; Reviews: Nick Cave & Warren Ellis - White Lunar - 2CD; Pete Seeger - Live in '65 - 2CD.
 
11/27 - No Post (Thanksgiving - US Holiday)  
11/30 - Lyrics Emails; As The Disc Spins (Vol 6, No 3) The Woodstock Experience series (Johnny Winter/Santana/Jefferson Airplace/Sly & The Family Stone/Janis Joplin); Review: Al Stewart - Uncorked (Al Stewart Live with Dave Nachmanoff) - CD.  
   

December

 
12/02 - More Lyrics emails; Reviews: Ian Hunter - Man Overboard - CD; Show of Hands - Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed - CD.  
12/04 - More on Streaming Services for the Future - Reviews: Lovespirals - Future Past - CD; Grin - All Out - CD.  
12/07 - LPs that (maybe) never made it to CD...and should have; Reviews: Forrest Fang -Phantoms - CD, Them Crooked Vultures - Them Crooked Vultures - CD.  
12/09 - Results of LPs that (maybe) never made it to CD...and should have Poll; Eric Woolfson - RIP; Reviews: Mario Lanza - Serenade: A Mario Lanza Songbook; Herb Alpert & Lani Hall - Live - Anything Goes - CD.  
12/11 - Bands, get to streaming. Reviews: Devendra Banhart - What Will We Be - CD; Phideaux - Number Seven - CD  
12/14 - No Post  
12/16 - No Post  
12/18 - No Post  
12/21 - No Post  
12/23 - RIPs, Thoughts, and some cool postings; No reviews.  
12/25 - No Post (Christmas Vacation)  
12/28 - Vic Chestnutt (RIP), and Tim Hart of Steeleye Span (RIP); some release news and New Year guesses; No Reviews.  
12/30 - James "The Rev" Sullivan (Avenged Sevenfold drummer) RIP; some more (but limited) release news; No Reviews.  
   

 

 

   
 
     

 

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