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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submitted black sand (4) - Elevation. 3 minutes ago
added Moonalice - Moonalice to their collection. 5 days ago
posted a review of Moonalice - Moonalice. 5 days ago
If you’ve seen Moonalice live, you know they’re one of those lively quirky little free-spirited bohemian jam bands with a penchant for tie-dyed musicianship featuring a vibe that embraces honesty, intellect, emancipation, love & peace, and... See full review
added Ultimate Painting - Dusk to their collection. 8 days ago
posted a review of Jack Cooper - Sandgrown. 15 days ago
Sandgrown is a serious soft stoner album, the sort of record that’s only possible when you have one leg so twisted in the sheets that there’s nothing else to do but roll over, getting even more twisted in your bedding, then drifting back to... See full review
added Jack Cooper - Sandgrown to their collection. 15 days ago
added Various - Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack And More to their collection. 19 days ago
posted a review of Various - Woodstock - Music From The Original Soundtrack And More. 19 days ago
By the time the Woodstock album hit the streets, I’d been in Vietnam for quite some time ... treating kids who had actually been part of the event. Many people will try and tell you that Woodstock was the high water mark of the 1960’s, Hippies,... See full review
posted a review of The Proper Ornaments - Foxhole. 22 days ago
Referencing all of the Proper Ornaments albums, as I've combed them deeply …

I’m sure that many of you discovered the jangle pop of Proper Ornaments through looking backwards, after the atmospheric work James Hoare did with (and at the same... See full review
added The Proper Ornaments - Foxhole to their collection. 22 days ago
added Steely Dan - You Go Where I Go to their collection. 22 days ago
posted a review of Steely Dan - You Go Where I Go. 22 days ago
If you’ve found you’re way to You Go Where I Go, you’re either quite a fan of the Dan, or rather insane. It’s an odd little collection of songs that range from the very good to the very bad, demos and outtakes that are rather low in sonic... See full review
posted a review that has since been deleted. 22 days ago
posted a review of Cyndi Lauper - Memphis Blues. 24 days ago
What does one do once they’ve made goo-goo-eyes at Captain Lou Albano, danced her way across the radio dials, and gone full circle, from just being a “Girl Who Just Wants To Have Fun,” to a woman who wants her dynamic voice and stunning vocal range to... See full review
added Cyndi Lauper - Memphis Blues to their collection. 24 days ago
posted a review of Gotthard - Gotthard. 26 days ago
I was asked to listen and review the first Gotthard album, though it was all I could do to get through it once, as I’m far from a metal fan.

Why a “hard rock metal” band would take its name from Saint Gotthard, famous for reforming the Catholic... See full review
posted a review of July (3) - The Wight Album. about 1 month ago
July is an odd little band who have never been afraid to tout the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper as being entirely responsible for not only their sound (an aspect which I never understood) and the fact that they exist as a band, with this latest... See full review
added July (3) - The Wight Album to their collection. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Samba Touré - Gandadiko . about 1 month ago
Seldom have I heard music as inspired and unrelenting as that by Samba Toure, a guitarist who doesn’t so much write songs, as the songs mystically rise from between the warp and weft of an ancient carpet spread across the African desert. Toure plays... See full review
added Samba Touré - Gandadiko to their collection. about 1 month ago
added The Beach Boys - Endless Summer to their collection. about 1 month ago
posted a review of The Beach Boys - Endless Summer. about 1 month ago
Endless Summer is a Beach Boys compilation, a collection of singles hits from their most prolific AM radio era, 1962 through ’65, when they were going head to head with the Beatles. The assemblage was put together by their old label Capitol, at... See full review
posted a review of Galaxie 500 - Fourth of July. about 1 month ago
These VHS releases are very rare and difficult to find, though a must-have for the devoted fan.

“Fourth Of July” is a single song VHS. “Fourth Of July” is a great outing, filled with Dylan-ish wordplay, Beatle references, and a goofy lyrical story... See full review
submitted Galaxie 500 - Fourth of July. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Dolly Rocker Movement - Dolly Rocker Movement. about 1 month ago
This is a splendid EP/album by the Australian band the Dolly Rocker Movement, a self-titled release from back in 2005, just prior to being picked up by their label. With all of the numbers being light-handed tripped out pop oriented masterpieces,... See full review
added Dolly Rocker Movement - Dolly Rocker Movement to their collection. about 1 month ago
submitted Dolly Rocker Movement - Dolly Rocker Movement. about 1 month ago
posted a comment on Rose City Band - Summerlong. about 1 month ago
I feel for you man ... missed the days when you could take it back to the store. Try adjusting the weight on your counterbalance.
added Rose City Band - Summerlong to their collection. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Rose City Band - Summerlong. about 1 month ago
Owsley would have loved this band …

With Rose City Band?surfacing purely as a recording project, where Ripley Johnson's (Wooden Shjips and one half of Moon Duo) role was almost entirely obscured for the?band’s first self-titled album, the... See full review
posted a comment on The Holy Mackerel - The Holy Mackerel. about 1 month ago
There was so much happening in 1968 that it’s no wonder that The Holy Mackerel, brought to life by singer/songwriter Paul Williams were entirely overlooked, especially when one considers that the band (including his brother, Mentor on rhythm guitar,... See full review
added The Holy Mackerel - The Holy Mackerel to their collection. about 1 month ago
added Various - The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Blog That Celebrates Itself, Volume 2 to their collection. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Various - The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Blog That Celebrates Itself, Volume 2. about 1 month ago
This comment regards the Mushroom Club and their two downloadable EPs:

EP1: On the strength of their release EP2, I instantly grabbed this one as well, thinking that as with EP2 that I was going to find at least one song created with... See full review
posted a review of Emily Duff - Maybe In The Morning. about 1 month ago
When I stumbled on Emily Duff, a sly smile inched across my face, while the ghost of the late great Eddie Hinton materialized in front of my turntable, though it was only when I discovered that she’d made her way to Muscle Shoals’ FAME Studio to... See full review
added Emily Duff - Maybe In The Morning to their collection. about 1 month ago
added Hank Mobley - Soul Station to their collection. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Hank Mobley - Soul Station. about 1 month ago
*** Blue Note – 7243 4 95343 1 5 comes with an actual compact disc rather than a download, I for one would have much rather had the download, as the CD marks the vinyl with a circle, and while it does not effect the play, it certainly looks rather... See full review
added Hank Mobley - Soul Station to their wantlist. 2 months ago
posted a review of The Jim Mitchells - Love Hypnotic. 2 months 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
added The Jim Mitchells - Love Hypnotic to their collection. 2 months ago
posted a review of R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria. 2 months 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... See full review
added R.B. Greaves - Take A Letter Maria to their collection. 2 months ago
posted a review of Last Chance - Summer Again. 2 months 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... See full review
added Last Chance - Summer Again to their collection. 2 months ago
submitted Last Chance - Summer Again. 2 months ago
posted a review of Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes. 2 months 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... See full review
added Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes to their collection. 2 months ago
posted a review of Real Estate (2) - The Main Thing. 2 months 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... See full review
added Real Estate (2) - The Main Thing to their collection. 2 months ago