Scott Blitstein

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2020-02-25: Day 25 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Joan Armatrading - Into the Blues An album of all blues tunes, made for the love of the music and …

2020-02-25: Day 24 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Cat Power - Jukebox This was a real treat to listen to. Consisting of mostly covers, I found most of …

2020-02-23: Day 23 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses Big jangly British pop rock. …

2020-02-22: Day 22 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Jeff Beck - Jeff Jeff goes balls to the wall industrial / electronica here and it mostly works. His …

2020-02-21: Day 21 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Lights Out Asia - In the Days of Jupiter Atmospheric space rock, impeccably produced, sounds great …

2020-02-20: Day 20 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise The National - Boxer Based on recommendations, I had high hopes for this one and it mostly didn’t …

2020-02-19: Day 19 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Robbie Robertson - Sinematic Every new album from Robbie is a gift and this is no exception. From …

2020-02-18: Day 18 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City Another album that I had no real idea of what to …

2020-02-17: Day 17 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Poe - Haunted It’s atmospheric and rhythmic atop hauntingly personal lyrics and themes. There’s a …

2020-02-16: Day 16 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Arctic Monkeys - Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not I would call this …

2020-02-15: Day 15 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise The Pretty Things - Parachute Not new but new to me, and I enjoyed the hell out of it. I’d heard …

2020-02-14: Day 14 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Weezer - Pinkerton It started off loud and pretty much stayed loud. I don’t mind loud but this …

2020-02-14: Day 13 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Liz Phair - Whitechocolatespaceegg Wasn’t really sure what to expect going in but I enjoyed this a …

2020-02-12: Day 12 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Radiohead - Kid A Well, that’s 47 minutes of my life I’ll never get back. I kept looking at the …

2020-02-11: Day 11 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Kelis - Food Funky mix of soul and R&B with a retro feel. Well produced and she’s got a great …

2020-02-10: Day 10 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise City and Colour - Sometimes Lamentful pop songs with sparse …

2020-02-09: Day 9 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Paul McCartney - Egypt Station I found this to be a really strong outing from Sir Paul, perhaps my …

2020-02-08: Day 8 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise The Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America It’s probably lazy to call this the Born to Run for a …

2020-02-07: Day 7 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Mike Golden & Friends - Utopia I guess I would call this anthemic angst rock - raw and full of …

2020-02-06: Day 6 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Kandace Springs - Indigo I loved most everything about this album, the mix of jazz and soul with a …

2020-02-05: Day 5 #MWE Music Writing Exercise Chon - Homey Atmospheric math rock with tinges of jazz, metal, prog and hip-hop. Mostly listenable …

2020-02-04: Day 4 #MWE Music Writing Exercise Minus the Bear - Menos el Oso Proggy, rhythmic rock, spatially pleasant with funky percussion. I …

2020-02-03: Day 3 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Sonny Sharrock & Nicky Skopelitis - Faith Moves Instrumental guitar improvs, nice chops and …

2020-02-02: Day 2 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise The Dollyrots - Love Songs, Werewolves & Zombies Acoustic pop-punk with catchy lyrics and funky …

2020-02-01: Day 1 - #MWE Music Writing Exercise Panic! at the Disco - Death of a Bachelor Can I pay some sort of fine rather than listen to all of …

2020-01-31: February Music Writing Exercise This February I am embarking on a daily writing challenge called the Music Writing Exercise or #MWE. …

2020-01-13: The World’s Loudest Sound The sound made by the Krakatoa volcanic eruption in 1883 was so loud it ruptured eardrums of people …

2020-01-11: Neil Peart and Rush - Magic and Loss In 1976 I was 8 years old and my interest in music was blossoming. Mostly what is now considered …

2019-12-27: I’m not a huge fan of hip-hop but the abundance of samples makes this album a very interesting and …

2019-12-22: Solstice Thoughts Trying to work through some Solstice reflection questions and it’s a real challenge. This year was …

2019-12-13: Buddies.

2019-12-12: Am I the only one who thinks that “All Day And All Of The Night” by The Kinks is the bad boy version …

2019-12-08: I can’t believe it’s been 39 years since the senseless and tragic murder of John Lennon. I was 12 …

2019-12-07: Humbled and proud to be a part of this list - I’m in excellent company 25 Blogs Guaranteed to Make …

2019-12-07: I love that I don’t have any stats installed on this blog - now I can pretend that someone is …

2019-12-07: YouTube TV I had to find a new TV service since Sony decided to shutter PSVue, which really worked well for us. …

2019-11-27: George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass turns 49, being released on this day in 1970. I could argue …

2019-11-26: Why is there such a disparity between what I expect from myself versus what I expect from others? …

2019-10-19: Was a good day for music releases. The Who - Quadrophenia 1973 Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - …

2019-10-10: Pink Floyd’s Atom Heart Mother released 49 years ago today. Here’s a cool extract from the …

2019-10-03: Bob Dylan and Robbie Robertson's 1965 Fender Telecaster The fascinating history of a rock and roll treasure - what a great story. The duo decided on the 21 …

2019-10-02: Suicide. Kidnapping. Murder. Fire. The lurid yet ultimately redemptive saga behind a Frank Lloyd …

2019-10-02: “You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.” ― Bob Marley

2019-09-30: I’ve been listening to Abbey Road for over 40 years but I gotta say I was downright giddy …

2019-09-30: The abundance of choice My little sling bag broke - both zippers - so I needed to replace it. It’s amazing how the …

2019-09-27: Hmm, I guess my inherited iPad isn’t going to get IPadOS 13 - I didn’t think it (a 5th …

2019-09-27: I kind of liked Spike but otherwise this is pretty spot on. Ranking Elvis Costello

2019-09-26: Rosetta Tharpe Part of Turning The Tables is reflecting back on the originators, the women who defined the sound of …

2019-09-25: One of my first Beatles memories is of “I’ll Follow The Sun” in cartoon format. More Here

2019-09-24: Hard to believe it’s been 17 years since Beck released Sea Change. I know it’s been in my regular …

2019-09-24: CT Scans Three different CT Scans today to be sure that the cancer hasn’t returned. Had some insurance …

2019-09-19: I used to believe.... I used to believe that our system of checks and balances would protect us from overreaching parties …

2019-09-18: Our kitty-catters enjoying their new chairs.

2019-09-17: Eddie Money - Deep Cuts I’ve been thinking of creating an Eddie Money playlist since his passing earlier this week. …

2019-09-15: The debut from The Cars listens like a greatest hits - RIP to Ric Ocasek and thanks for a ton of …

2019-09-13: 44 Years ago today Pink Floyd released Wish You Were Here. “Shine on you Crazy Diamond” might just …

2019-09-13: We’ve lost another artist to cancer - this time rocker Eddie Money. This has alway been a …

2019-09-08: On Chemotherapy Having Cancer and going through chemotherapy has been one of the most profound experiences of my …

2019-09-06: But what if we forgot The Beatles? Sounds like the plot for a movie… This from 2016 - Why we …

2019-09-06: The List When Elvis Costello makes a list of his Top 500 albums, this particular music lover takes notice. I …

2019-09-06: “Three Wishes” from / for Roger Waters as he celebrates birthday #76. What a great song - again …

2019-09-04: The Gin Blossoms live “Hey Jealousy” Watch Here Good stuff here, I recommend upping the volume.

2019-09-04: All this is to say that I think Android 10 is a fine update to a platform I like well enough, but do …

2019-09-03: I can’t handle the cuteness of our little Fee-Lion.

2019-09-03: Now there’s another Northern European trend that’s being embraced as a way to combat our …

2019-09-01: As intrigued as I am by NetNewsWire 5 I’ve really been very satisfied with ReadKit and not sure that …

2019-08-31: This current chemo cycle is hitting me a bit harder than normal - hope to resume regular posting …

2019-08-27: Chemo / Cancer Update Today I sat in the chair to get my chemo treatment 12 of 12. It’s been a long road to get to …

2019-08-25: Steve Layman at A Layman’s Blog gives you all the music you need - from fifty years ago. Lots …

2019-08-24: The Rolling Stones from Tattoo You released 38 years ago today. I’ve always thought there were …

2019-08-23: Our cat, Eggs Benedict, gets his closeup.

2019-08-23: Lover, You Should've Come Over 🎵 25 years ago Grace by Jeff Buckley was released. While most will point to his version of …

2019-08-23: Steve Hackett with John Wetton on “Afterglow” 🎵 watch here

2019-08-22: Went to my first Tibetan sound bath at the cancer support center this morning. What a tremendously …

2019-08-21: Johnny Winter w/ Derek Trucks - “Dust My Broom” 🎵 Watch here

2019-08-21: On Compromise I bookmarked this a little over 5 years ago - seems appropriate to pull out now. Mark my word, if …

2019-08-21: For Better, for Worse, in Sickness and in Health, and Beyond Today my wife and I celebrate our 26th Anniversary. It’s been a challenging year for us …

2019-08-21: Some pretty amazing footage from the Fender Guitar factory circa 1959. Via Forgetten Guitar

2019-08-20: Why I'm Here The barrier to posting on my old blog has grown to the point where I ceased to want to take the time …

2019-08-20: Chris Hannah on starting a new blog. Took this to heart when starting here. The most important …

2019-08-20: On Robert Plant’s 71st Ship of Fools

2019-08-20: On what would have been Phil Lynott’s 70th birthday. Cowboy Song

2019-08-20: Very unique guitar made out of colored pencils. See how it’s made. Colored Pencil Guitar

2019-08-20: Missing The America That Never Was I assumed that everyone experienced the opportunity I’d had without thinking about it, that everyone …

2019-08-19: Intentions Are Not Consequences The article might be OmniFocus specific, but this take on due dates is spot on regardless of your …

2019-08-19: We sometimes mistake convenience for efficiency. And to compound the problem efficiency (getting …

2019-08-19: Released in October of 1969, English progressive rock outfit King Crimson’s In the Court of the …

2019-08-19: Poetry Break You named me big river, drew me—blue, thick to divide, to say: spic and Yankee, to say: wetback and …