August 16, 2018 (Elvis is still dead.)

On this day, I revisit one of my favorite mixes: August 16, 2002 (Elvis is still dead.) total playing time: 1:16:48 The Time – Dreamland (abridged)/Pandemonium (Paisley Park/Warner Bros.) Elvis Vs. JXL – A Little Less Conversation (radio edit) (RCA) James Brown – Sex Machine (Polydor) Scritti Politti – Scritti Politti Turntable Mix by Mastermind [...]

Flashback: Found, 7 August 2013

This was my final entry on The Lifelong Mixtape blog. [missing image of found CD] I found this succinctly labelled disc in a small bag sitting on the free table at Wallingford Senior Center, where I was attending an Artist's Way meetup. (This bag also contained a mixtape—perhaps the subject of a later post.) The [...]

Flashback: All Bound for Mu Mu Land Again

I made quite the score about a week or so ago. While out and about performing the day's tasks, I finally stopped at the Silver Platters flagship store's new location. Apparently, they recently acquired a huge amount of vinyl from Masa, one of the DJs at KEXP. And when I say "huge", I'm not exaggerating: there's a [...]

Flashback: 50/50 Playlist

As I mentioned in a corresponding post (two in one day!) on my other blog, today is my 50th birthday. To mark the occasion, here is a cobbled-together playlist of songs: Prelude Frankie Goes To Hollywood—Born to Run Elvis Costello—Less Than Zero Playlist Harry Nilsson—One The Beatles—Two of Us De La Soul—The [...]

Flashback: The Summer of My Discontent, 2012 Edition

Prelude It has been a while since my last post—over two months, in fact. I had intended to continue the saga of the Summer of 1987 in my next post—but, alas, real life decided to intervene. (You are forewarned—this could be a long one…) First, I lost the one source of (somewhat) regular income I [...]

Flashback: The Official Lenn Tapes—Japan Survival Series (Summer 1985)

A "Larger than life itself…" Ringo Starr – "Oh My My" (Apple) Rod Stewart – "Dock of the Bay" (from Motown Returns to the Apollo) Go West – "Call Me" (Chrysalis) The Human League – "Fascination (extended remix)" (A&M) The Style Council – "The Lodgers (or She Was Only a Shopkeeper's Daughter)" (Polydor) Phil Collins [...]

Flashback: 1987 (Part 2)

The 24th Birthday State of Mind Tapes March 16, 1987 Part 1: A David Sylvian – "Gone To Earth" (Virgin) Kate Bush – "Running Up That Hill" (EMI) The Style Council – "My Ever Changing Moods" (Polydor) Joe Jackson – "The Verdict" (A&M) Prince – "Sometimes it Snows in April" (Paisley Park) Ryuichi Sakamoto – "Ballet Mécanique" (School/Midi) Supertramp – "The Logical Song" (A&M) Simply Red – "Holding Back the Years" [...]