Music is what's important, it takes you anywhere you want to go, and feel any way you want to feel. I grew up in the 60's discovering tunes to the disembodied voices coming from the green glow of my receiver ... what heady daze they were ...

I'm always looking for GALAXIE 500 / LUNA / DEAN & BRITTA material that I DON'T have ... this includes: POSTERS, TICKET STUBS, SET LISTS, PRESS PHOTOS, RECORD COMPANY CORRESPONDENCE, & AUTOGRAPHED ITEMS. You can see my collection here: http://rateyourmusic.com/list/streetmouse/freakin_and_peakin_____an_extraordinary_look_at_galaxie_500__luna__and_dean_and_britta_/


Steely Dan fans ... you will love this: https://rateyourmusic.com/list/streetmouse/steely-dan-all-the-facts-and-hidden-meanings-from-a-band-who-changed-how-i-listened-to-music-by-jenell-kesler/

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B&W 804 Diamond Series, Cherry Cabinet ...
Oppo CD/DVD Player [plays every Format & Zone that exist] ...
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posted a review of The Jim Mitchells - Love Hypnotic. 1 day ago
The Jim Mitchells are actually a five piece band lead by multi-instrumentalist Jim Mitchell, who have gone through some serious sonic incarnations, as their initial EP was more edged garage rock in nature.

Love Hypnotic finds this Australian ... See full review
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posted a review of R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria. 3 days ago
By 1969, I’d pretty much stopped purchasing single songs, with “Take A Letter Maria” being one of the last. R. B. Greaves was an American pop and soul singer whose 1969 single became a massive hit, with the song’s message being embraced by many of us on ... See full review
added R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria to their collection. 3 days ago
posted a review of Last Chance - Summer Again. 4 days ago
Last Chance never cease to inch a considered smile across my face, most notably because both Ingrid and Jack are classically trained musicians who’ve managed to weave those aspects into the splendid easygoing manifestations of intelligent, romantic and ... See full review
added Last Chance - Summer Again to their collection. 4 days ago
submitted Last Chance - Summer Again. 4 days ago
posted a review of Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes. 5 days ago
Over the years I’ve simply been plagued by folks saying that I had to listen to Os Mutantes, that the album was a whimsical psychedelic masterpiece, baroque pop that was fragile, opalescent, nearly porcelain, widely varied and inventive. At the ... See full review
added Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes to their collection. 5 days ago
posted a review of Real Estate (2) - The Main Thing. 6 days ago
I’m sure that if I hadn’t seen the official video of Real Estate’s “Paper Cup,” from their soon to be released album The Main Thing, featuring an enormous guitar spinning squirrel, actually a burned out fat enormous guitar spinning squirrel on his ... See full review
added Real Estate (2) - The Main Thing to their collection. 6 days ago
added The Kundalini Genie - 11:11 to their collection. 6 days ago
posted a review of The Kundalini Genie - 11:11. 6 days ago
A Far More Interesting Album Jacket ...

Lightyears ago, in another time and space, on hearing this album, I might have said that the drumming on 11:11 set my toes to tapping, or that 11:11 offered essential air-guitar playing, ... See full review
added The Vacant Lots - Interzone to their collection. 6 days ago
posted a review of The Vacant Lots - Interzone. 6 days ago
When I first met the Vacant Lots, they were more of a space-rock neo-psychedelic band, with their music revolving around Jared’s single twelve string Vox Phantom guitar (which is now hanging on my wall), balanced by Brian’s tom drumming, along with some ... See full review
added Send Medicine - Mermaids on the Verandah to their collection. 6 days ago
posted a review of Send Medicine - Mermaids on the Verandah. 6 days ago
With the opening track “Corduroy” from Mermaids on the Verandah rocking me back, I was awash in a super intoxicating piece of psychedelic British pop music that held my attention as little else has over the last couple of months, so I was anxiously ... See full review
posted a review of Strange Flowers - Best Things Are Yet To Come. 7 days ago
I was pretty excited to find this collection, feeling I'd stuck gold, though sadly it contains so few of the songs I feel are simply outstanding, yet with that being said, out of the entire Strange Flowers' catalog there were but eleven songs that ... See full review
added Strange Flowers - Best Things Are Yet To Come to their collection. 7 days ago
posted a review of The Cure - The Head On The Door. 8 days ago
While not entirely different, Head On The Door sort of, and sort of not, saw the Cure looking back at their gloomy overtures that so infused albums such as Seventeen Seconds, Pornography and the likes of Faith, though without the ... See full review
added The Cure - The Head On The Door to their collection. 8 days ago
posted a review of Neil Young - Homegrown. 13 days ago
Let’s put aside the music for a moment, while I consider the relevance of this album, where had it come out in a timely fashion, nearly fifty years ago, when my mind was in the right set, Homegrown might have seemed entirely more relevant than it ... See full review
added Neil Young - Homegrown to their collection. 13 days ago
posted a comment on Bob Dylan - Rough And Rowdy Ways. 17 days ago
I'm a Viet Nam vet as well, severed as a Nurse in Quang Tri at the Evac Hospital where we never closed. Yeah, Dylan helped me get though some crazy years, I wish the man all the best.
added Strange Flowers - Ortoflorovivaistica to their collection. 17 days ago
posted a review of Strange Flowers - Ortoflorovivaistica. 17 days ago
Yes, Strange Flowers have now been circling earth’s stratosphere for nearly thirty years at this point, with the band’s lineup seeming to change far too often, yet always managing to send back something flavorful. Ortoflorovivaistica is a ... See full review
posted a comment on Bob Dylan - Rough And Rowdy Ways. 19 days ago
Please ... your exuberance is entirely delightful, though as highly over-rated as this album.
added Bob Dylan - Rough And Rowdy Ways to their collection. 19 days ago
posted a review of Bob Dylan - Rough And Rowdy Ways. 19 days ago
I realize there are many who would walk on gilded splinters at the thought of a new Bob Dylan album, I know, I used to be one of them; though not so much lately.

There are several reasons not to find this album attractive, not the least being that Dylan ... See full review
posted a review of Herbie Mann - Push Push. 23 days ago
Mann was a legend when Push Push arrived, with something in the neighborhood of forty albums under his belt, and if you’re asking how that’s possible, he released eight albums in 1957 alone, along with another seven in 1962.

You know, I rather ... See full review
added Herbie Mann - Push Push to their collection. 23 days ago
added Hank Mobley - Soul Station to their collection. 26 days ago
posted a review of Hank Mobley - Soul Station. 26 days ago
Hank Mobley was sunny smooth cool jazz long before cool jazz had ever been thought of.

His notes are open and round, his music fits like a well worn pair of pleated khaki trousers and penny loafers, where his 1960 release of Soul Station floats ... See full review
posted a review of John Coltrane - Giant Steps. 30 days ago
Everyone has a favorite Coltrane album, where Giant Steps should certainly be near the top of every jazz listener’s top ten, released less than a year after the stunning work he’d done with Miles Davis on Kind of Blue.

There are those who ... See full review
added John Coltrane - Giant Steps to their collection. 30 days ago
posted a review of John Coltrane - A Love Supreme. about 1 month ago
Writing about an album that occupies such a personal space in the hearts and minds of jazz fans is no easy task, so rather than discussing the the nature and structure of A Love Supreme, perhaps a bit of background would be more suitable, and a ... See full review
posted a review of Dion (3) - Blues With Friends. about 1 month ago
Hey, it’s a bunch of people playing with Dion … so what!

I’ve been wondering how long it would take for Dion to say, “I needed to round up the best guitarists and musicians alive and pick them from every generation, every variation of blues.” ... See full review
added Dion (3) - Blues With Friends to their collection. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Chuck Prophet - The Land That Time Forgot. about 1 month ago
With The Land That Time Forgot being one of Chuck’s most tender albums, that’s not to say that it doesn’t have it’s rockin’ moments, it’s just that those moments are more refined, more defined and more controlled than ever before, resounding with ... See full review
added Chuck Prophet - The Land That Time Forgot to their collection. about 1 month ago
posted a review of The Vacant Lots - Interzone. about 1 month ago
When I first met the Vacant Lots, they were more of a space-rock neo-psychedelic band, with their music revolving around Jared’s single twelve string Vox Phantom guitar (which is now hanging on my wall), balanced by Brian’s tom drumming, along with some ... See full review
added The Vacant Lots - Interzone to their collection. about 1 month ago
submitted The Vacant Lots - Interzone. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Dean And Britta* - The Carnival Is Over. about 1 month ago
I just spoke with Dean, he informed me that there are 200 copies of the 1st pressing. A 2nd pressing may happen if there is an interest with 2nd pressing designation.
posted a review of Squire (2) - Eight Miles High . about 1 month ago
Growing up in the 60’s, especially with an appreciation for jazz, cover versions have been an essential part of my musical life. That said, covers need to bring something new to the table, even if it’s as simple as shifting the atmosphere a bit, which ... See full review
added Squire (2) - Eight Miles High to their collection. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Dean And Britta* - The Carnival Is Over. about 1 month ago
PIAPTK has produced a single sided handmade clear lathe cut record for Dean & Britta’s new outing The Carnival is Over, produced by Kramer, known for his work with Dean’s original band Galaxie 500, who also plays piano here, along with Anthony ... See full review
added Dean And Britta* - The Carnival Is Over to their collection. about 1 month ago
submitted Dean And Britta* - The Carnival Is Over. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Takeshi Inomata & Sound Limited - Sounds Of Sound L.T.D.. about 1 month ago
I sincerely enjoy it when a record is hard to define, it gives me pause, encourages me to listen with a bit more concern and effort. Such is the case when it comes to the 1970 album by Takeshi Inomata & Sound Limited’s Sounds of Sound L.T.D., ... See full review