Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Over this past summer I was rooting around in a storage room in my basement and came upon my old vinyl record collection. I had thought about selling them since they were just rotting away in the basement for the past 20 years.  But when I saw them I thought let’s get them out and see how hard the years of sitting in a damp storage room had been on them.

Much to my surprise they weren’t as bad as I thought.  A few of the album covers that didn’t have a high gloss finish had a bit of mold on them but they didn’t appear to be warped or not playable.

So I go them out, clean them with some mild Murphy’s Oil Soap and a very soft rag and voila I had a vinyl record collect of approximately 300 albums at my disposal.

There were a number of albums I was looking for as I was going through the cleaning process.  Albums that I recalled spending numerous hours listening to and enjoying I was now anticipating listening to again.

But as I was taking this trip down the vinyl memory lane I came across a number of albums I forgot about until once again seeing the cover.

I thought I’d take a few moments to share my ten favorite vinyl albums that I forgot.  These are in no particular order, just ten great albums that had skipped my mind over the past 20 to 30 years. Continue reading

My Top Ten Drummers – Not On Top Ten Lists

My Top Ten Drummers – Not On Top Ten Lists

I recently spent some time Googling “Top Drummers”.

That’s all that I typed in the search line.  I didn’t want to narrow it down to any particular genre or niche, just top drummers.

As I started to review the various lists I was stunned at the list of drummers that were absent from some of these lists.

I surmised most of these lists had to be compiled by and/or voted on by teenage to twenty something hormonal raging males.  They must have been looking at flash, speed, hype and in some cases the number of tattoos.

Of course these kinds of list are totally subjective and basically serve only one purpose, to entertain.   So I thought I would make a list of my top ten drummers that should be on these lists of top drummers.

These are in no particular order. Continue reading

Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Top Ten Vinyl Albums I Forgot

Over this past summer I was rooting around in a storage room in my basement and came upon my old vinyl record collection. I had thought about selling them since they were just rotting away in the basement for the past 20 years.  But when I saw them I thought let’s get them out and see how hard the years of sitting in a damp storage room had been on them.

Much to my surprise they weren’t as bad as I thought.  A few of the album covers that didn’t have a high gloss finish had a bit of mold on them but they didn’t appear to be warped or not playable.

So I go them out, clean them with some mild Murphy’s Oil Soap and a very soft rag and voila I had a vinyl record collect of approximately 300 albums at my disposal.

There were a number of albums I was looking for as I was going through the cleaning process.  Albums that I recalled spending numerous hours listening to and enjoying I was now anticipating listening to again.

But as I was taking this trip down the vinyl memory lane I came across a number of albums I forgot about until once again seeing the cover.

I thought I’d take a few moments to share my ten favorite vinyl albums that I forgot.  These are in no particular order, just ten great albums that had skipped my mind over the past 20 to 30 years. Continue reading