In Memoriam to Jack Goldberg! Proprietor of Jack’s Rhythms and an all around mensch. I give my condolences to his family and friends. We disagreed on baseball. He was a Red Sox fan, me a Bronx Bombers fan. But he loved baseball and I think more then music? That was his passion, I am glad he got to see his team win twice toward the end of his life. Even if it was at the expense of my team. Did I mention I miss the guy? I do!
Top 10 New Releases for 2009
This list is in no particular order and to be quite honest, l am losing touch with what is hip and cool. I like what l like and I tend to feel that I have heard it all before. But anyway here’s what I liked for 2009
Them Crooked Vultures-Them Crooked Vultures
Jarvis Cocker-Further Complications
The Gossip-Music for Men
Mastodon-Crack the Skye
The Dead Weather-Horehound
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-Its Blitz
Kid Cudi-Man on The Moon
Franz Ferdinand-Tonight, Franz Ferdinand
Nirvana-Live At Reading 1992 (A Reminder of their greatness and what was lost in Kobian’s Death)
Close, but no cigar
U2-No Line on the Horizion
Bob Dylan-Together Through Life
Guilty Pleasure of the Year
Lady Gaga (I love the single “Bad Romancer”) though her albums are inconsistent at best. She is the Def Leppard of her generation. I’d like to see Mutt Lange or Trevor Horn work with her on her next full album.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs-“Zero”
Jay Z and Alicia Keys-“New York (Empire State of Mind)” For the Yankees Baby!
Kid Cudi-“Day and Night (Crookers Remix)”
Lady Gaga-“Bad Romance”
Pearl Jam-“The Fixer”
Reissues of The Year
Beatles-Beatles in Mono
Beatles-Beatles in Stereo
Def Leppard-Pyromania (Deluxe Edition)
Death-For The Whole World to See
Various Artists-Where The Action is (LA Nuggets 1965-68)
Nirvana-Bleach (Deluxe Reissue)
Neil Young-First 4 Albums, Archives and anything else
King Crimson-Red, Lizard, The Court of the Crimson King
Well that’s all really
Yankees won and the possibility of an Arrested Development film give me hope for the future.
Enjoy life for tomorrow is not promised to us!