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/

McIntosh CD Player, Integrated Amp & Tuner, McIntosh MT5 Turntable ...
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 Ultravox!* - Ultravox!. 1 day ago
Ultravox were one of those bands for whom I danced around the edges, yet was never able to commit to their musical visions or presentations.

There are those who claim that Vox were the predecessors to this sort of sound, though considering that Brian ... See full review
added Ultravox!* - Ultravox! to their collection. 1 day ago
added Juleah - Shimmering Road to their collection. 1 day ago
posted a review of Juleah - Shimmering Road . 1 day ago
Shimmering Road is another in a splendid series from Juleah who bends and lovingly distorts the Britpop psychedelia through the emotional deconstruction of what’s been going on all around her. Instead of creating more of what we’ve come to expect from ... See full review
posted a review of Donald Fagen - The Nightfly. 1 day ago
WARNING: THIS RECORD IS NOT 180G, IT'S 140 OR LESS, WHY DISCOGS WON'T CHANGE THIS ATTRIBUTE IS BEYOND ME. Shrink-wrap is not tight, rather loose and can be slipped off with no effort at all, sadly this means the record is free to slid around inside of ... See full review
posted a review of The Byrds - Chestnut Mare. 2 days ago
As the world stepped into a new decade, nearly everyone had given up on the Byrds ever releasing that definitive awe inspiring album. Certainly the band had dropped many significant singles on us over the years, songs laced with jangling guitars and ... See full review
added The Byrds - Chestnut Mare to their collection. 2 days ago
added The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming to their collection. 3 days ago
posted a review of The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming . 3 days ago
The one thing that separates Jack Torrey and brother Page Burkum from so many other singers with that alternative country vibe, is not that they harmonize so effortlessly, drawing comparisons to the Everly Brothers, it’s their control and considered ... See full review
posted a review of Teenage Fanclub - Shadows. 3 days ago
While Teenage Fanclub don’t present anything startling here on Shadows, it is a bright step in the continuation of their formulaic sound, one that weaves its way into listener’s souls, delivering harmonics, both vocal and instrumental that are ... See full review
added Teenage Fanclub - Shadows to their collection. 3 days ago
posted a review of Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque. 4 days ago
After twenty years, Bandwagonesque certainly needs a second look, not simply a revisionist look, but a critical and influential look. With that in mind, I could easily say something to the effect that Teenage Fanclub are a criminally underrated ... See full review
added Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque to their collection. 4 days ago
posted a review of The Cactus Blossoms - Easy Way. 5 days ago
On Easy Way, The Cactus Blossoms have not only revived the style and attitude of the Everly Brothers, but their spirit as well, as brothers Page and Jack deliver a solid set of old school breezy easygoing and often plaintive laid back numbers that ... See full review
added The Cactus Blossoms - Easy Way to their collection. 5 days ago
submitted The Cactus Blossoms - Easy Way. 5 days ago
posted a review that has since been deleted. 8 days ago
added The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming to their collection. 8 days ago
added The Cactus Blossoms - You're Dreaming to their collection. 8 days ago
added Joe Walsh - Analog Man to their collection. 9 days ago
posted a review of Joe Walsh - Analog Man. 9 days ago
“Lucky That Way” from Analog Man pretty much sums up the life of Joe Walsh ... James Gang, his high flying stoner band from the late 60’s and early 70’s was laced with enough guitar riffs to keep us all floating in the stratosphere forever, was ... See full review
posted a review of Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get. 9 days ago
The Smoker You Drink, the Player You Get Do you have any idea how many times we fell out trying to dig that title? This album was Joe’s second release, coming very quickly on the heals of Barnstorm, yet one hundred and eighty degrees in ... See full review
added Joe Walsh - The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get to their collection. 9 days ago
posted a review of Joe Walsh - Barnstorm. 9 days ago
I’ve come to think that there are few people on my musical wave length, perhaps they just don’t understand the times from which I came or the social implications of the music of the day. Joe Walsh is an astounding guitar player and true musical ... See full review
added Joe Walsh - Barnstorm to their collection. 9 days ago
posted a review of Walker Phillips - My Love Sunday. 9 days ago
On My Love Sunday, Walker Phillips trips out a haunting atmospheric album of exceptional proportions, rolling back the years and bringing forth a haunting and lightly experimental vision that seems to have been beamed in from the hazed psychedelic ... See full review
added Walker Phillips - My Love Sunday to their collection. 9 days ago
added The Darkside - All That Noise to their collection. 10 days ago
added Scott Hirsch - Lost Time Behind The Moon to their collection. 11 days ago
posted a review of Scott Hirsch - Lost Time Behind The Moon. 11 days ago
A friend brought this record over to the house, where as side one spun on, I began thinking that I should get a copy for myself, as what was being delivered on Lost Time Behind the Moon (which is a stunning album title) was comfortable, hazy and ... See full review
added Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue Vol. II to their collection. 12 days ago
posted a review of Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue Vol. II. 12 days ago
I often wonder if Dylan’s still smarting from not gaining access to these songs, while ‘Johnny Come Lately’ Wilco and Billy Bragg, who weren’t even born when Woody died with his Bob-ness sitting at his bedside. That being said, I’m not gonna pull any ... See full review
added Donald Fagen - The Nightfly to their collection. 13 days ago
posted a review of Donald Fagen - The Nightfly. 13 days ago
Mastered for vinyl by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering Studios from the Original Master "Digital" Tapes!
Pressed on Premium High-Quality 180 Gram Vinyl.
Packaging/Artwork is only average, but the pressing is just incredible (better than my ... See full review
added Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue to their collection. 14 days ago
added Wilco - A Ghost Is Born to their collection. 14 days ago
posted a review of Wilco - A Ghost Is Born. 14 days ago
A Ghost Is Born has to be one of my all time favorite album titles, and it only gets better, graced with a beautiful cover that speaks volumes in a simplistic way and in an emotional manner.

"Spiders (Kidsmoke)" is an adventure into the past, ... See full review
added Wilco - Summerteeth to their collection. 14 days ago
posted a review of Wilco - Summerteeth. 14 days ago
The Summer Teeth release by Wilco offers some really bright songs from this talented group. But there’s something going on in the head of Wilco (Jeff Tweedy), that just doesn’t transcend to the audience in general. Four of the tracks are pure ... See full review
added Wilco - A.M. to their collection. 14 days ago
posted a review of Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue. 14 days ago
What does a street named “Mermaid Avenue” have in common with Wilco, Billy Bragg and Bob Dylan? Why Woody Guthrie of course ... as it was both a song by Woody Guthrie and the name of the street in Coney Island where the Guthrie’s once lived. You can ... See full review
posted a review of Wilco - A.M.. 14 days ago
This is the bands first offering and as far as I’m concerned, it’s their best effort. All of the songs are extremely playable, mixing rock, country, blue eyed soul and R&B.

It’s not uncommon for a bands first outing to be so great, after all they spent ... See full review
posted a review of Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. 14 days ago
Wilco will forever be one of those bands from which I pick and choose which songs ride best in my back pocket, with Yankee Hotel Foxtrot being another. That being said, others have suggested that the album is nothing short of complex, dangerously ... See full review
added Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot to their collection. 14 days ago
posted a review of Flo & Eddie - Keep It Warm. 16 days ago
Please don’t go thinking that Flo (short for Phlorescent Leech) & Eddie stumbled out of the psychedelic 60’s as mere sidemen for Frank Zappa, as nothing could be further from the truth. Granted, there’s absolutely no way I’m ever gonna try to convince ... See full review
added Flo & Eddie - Keep It Warm to their collection. 16 days ago
added Various - A Blues Tribute To Creedence Cleawater Revival to their collection. 17 days ago
posted a review of Various - A Blues Tribute To Creedence Cleawater Revival. 17 days ago
Cover songs, especially those that are done well, yet dance so close to presenting something that will cause me to disremember that the song is a cover, have always intrigued me.

From the get-go I should say that almost none of these numbers are blues ... See full review
added Various - A Blues Tribute To Creedence Cleawater Revival to their collection. 17 days ago
posted a review of Smokey Robinson And The Miracles - The 35th Anniversary Collection. 18 days ago
There are some collections of music that are good, and there are some that are essential, The 35th Anniversary Collection is essential if you’re an R&B and soul fan, as you would be hard pressed to find anything from Smokey Robinson & the Miracles ... See full review