What I’m Listening To Now

Vinyl actually.  Yeah, I know it’s outdated by about 30+ years but I don’t really care.  The nostalgia of it is cool and the sound is pretty groovy too.  And I have recently come into the possession of about 40-50 full albums and about 100 or more 45 singles.  So I have plenty of music to check out.  I got the turntable over the weekend to fulfill the desire to hear all this music surrounding my office.

The albums I have on vinyl, I don’t have in digital form, yet.  It’s a great way to discover music to pick up online, sort of a sample tasting before going with the platter, as they say.  Yesterday I dined on some Bruce Springsteen-The Wild, The Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle, as well as his live album from concerts recorded from 1975-1985.  I checked out a surprisingly cool David Lee Roth album called Skyscraper, the soundtrack to Rocky 4 (always a good one), Frank Sinatra’s Sinatra (greatest hits), Michael Jackson’s Thriller, and the 45 single to U2’s Vertigo, just to name a few.  I’ll dive into the 45s today.

Other music I’ve stumbled upon over the past week include some cool indie covers of hiphop like Anya Marina’s cover of TI’s Whatever You Like, The Casual Media’s hip tune (before the recall) “In My Prius,” and a really nice track from Robert Francis called Junebug.  All these songs are on the way on the Appetizer.  Stay tuned.

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DGrantSmith

Host of the syndicated radio program The Appetizer heard on public radio across Texas and online from our Listen Now link; enjoys conversations, music, food, art, storytelling, and people. Connect with me. Would love to hear from you.

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