Monthly Archives: November 2015

Neil Diamond – Relics

I’m sure I have confessed to being a Neil Diamond fan (early years) in this blog several times. You have seen me re-buy most of the albums my parents owned that I used to listen to in my early impressionable years. I bought … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From The Aural Retentive 2015 !!

This year we are having brats that I cooked last night in a fiery debacle that luckily ended in a delicious pan full of grilled meat. The last few burst and sent geysers of flaming grease into a hellish blaze … Continue reading

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It’s Because Of CD’s Like This One That I Continue To Go To St. Vinny’s!

I keep telling myself that I DO NOT NEED ANY MORE CD’s! Even the weak, “but I’ll play it in the car” excuse isn’t convincing me anymore. But Dammit! I keep finding gems! Honor Among Thieves is a band I … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Vinyl Owners Everywhere – Put Down That Marker!

Music today is more in the realm of personal non-shared belongings, often times even just virtual and not even a physical presence. That has not always been the case. I recall when I was in high school a guy loaned … Continue reading

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Voodoo Funk

I have discovered the world of YouTube and Record Collectors. That is to say, people who post videos of their record collection, recent purchases, trips to record stores and reviews of albums both old and new. It’s quite an interesting … Continue reading

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The Mad Hatters – Fall Show – The Capitol Theater – 11/13/2015

Cindy got us tickets for the Fall Mad Hatters show at The Capitol Theater. It was the first time I have ever seen a show there. The theater is very ornate and beautiful. Quite a place. The crowd was into … Continue reading

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Paul Black And The Flip Kings – Golden Nuggets From 1987’s Z104

I had noted that there were a couple Paul Black And The Flip Kings tracks that I didn’t have that I knew of… https://auralretentive.wordpress.com/2014/06/16/still-more-paul-black-wanted-do-you-own-these/ and was hoping to run across one day. That day has come! “Z104 Presents… The Beat … Continue reading

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