commercial signage on Mayfield Rd: ALL BRANDSVACUUMPENGUINCLEANERS that advertising two distinct establishments: one dealing in floor cleaning, the other in laundry. I, of course, always read it as “all brands penguin” (maybe the first words are bigger or offset), but catch myself before pulling into the lot to see if they have any deals running.
Apocalypse Now (1979) The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) Star Wars (1977) Pulp Fiction (1994) Blade Runner (1982) Dr. Strangelove (1964) Beautiful Girls (1996): American Beauty (1999) Goodfellas (1990) Goldfinger (1964) These aren’t quite right. I think I wrote this too soon after re-watching Blade Runner and Dr. Strangelove, at least. I’m solid on
Everything here sounded exactly as expected. I think the Milt Jackson recording is the best bit I heard. Ellington: Far east suite Johhny Cash: Get rhythm Joan Baez: Gracias a la vida Joan Baez: Diamonds and rust Milt Jackson: In a new setting Bill Evans: But beautiful Miles Davis: at Newport, 1958 Paris Combo: Attraction
Night Train contains some great music, with the engineering in place to support some real listening. If you don’t have DT on your record rack, Images and Words isn’t a bad place to start. Peter Gabriel: Long walk home Rush: Test for echo Hindemith Piano Sonaten (Gould) Keith Jarrett: The out-of-towners Allison Krauss: Lonely goes
Deadwing is a great album, and as a fan of both calm psychedelia and math rock I find that it really hits the spot. Joe turned me on to Youngblood; it’s a must-listen for anyone with an embouchure[*] or ears. Elton John: Tumbleweed Connection Rush: Hemispheres Porcupine Tree: Deadwing Youngblood Brass Band: Center Level Roar
The Elgar, palmed on a whim during a library visit, is the find here. Nickel Creek is a good effort, but I suspect it would come off better live. Dream Theater: Octavarium Elgar’s The Apostles () [VG] Bon Jovi: Slippery when Wet Die Zauberfloete () Altran: Harvest Storm Pink Floyd: Meddle Mozart cm Mass (St.
The winners here? Joe Purdy, Keith Jarrett (Bremen) and AKUS Live.Of course, that Mahler 2 recording is the best on this list, and maybe on my shelf, but I’ve not giving out classical recommendations here. Diana Krall: The look of love Gordon Goodwin’s BFB: XXL Mahler 2 (Berlin / Haitink) Jewel: This way Joe Purdy:
Should you ever find yourself playing Scrabble  and have the rack CEEINOR, please check the board for the appropriately placed words MAT and GRAPH. When you note that they are on the lateral or medial extrema of the board, please play the word CINEMATOGRAPHER for a triple-triple-triple and a shameless 702 points. Oops, forgot