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How I Became Spike Master D… Or, What’s In A Name?

So, aside from being The Aural Retentive, I am also known as Spike Master D. I thought I had written about this before, but I only found one mention in a previous post and it just said “More on that … Continue reading

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Tori Amos – The Original Bootlegs

I have made no secret of being a huge Tori Amos fan. In this Pitchfork Media short from 2017 she says she is almost 54, and yes she likes adult coloring books, and Frank Zappa. Say no more. Of course … Continue reading

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“… And The Rotten Tooth Fairy Is Satisfied.”

Finally coming down off of a tooth extraction, no sleep, pain medication stupor for the last 48 hours… I couldn’t help but think of the Alice Cooper song “Unfinished Sweet” off of the Billion Dollar Babies album. Back in the … Continue reading

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Bowie Puzzle Attempt

So, my last attempt at a puzzle ended badly. https://auralretentive.wordpress.com/2019/03/09/ive-given-up-on-bob-marley/ However, I did want to try another. I had my mind set on one of the Record Cover puzzles I had seen a long time ago at Half-Price books. Surprisingly, … Continue reading

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Current Aural Retentive Weeps For Past Aural Retentive, AND, Better Selections This Time Man, I Promise

I sat here this morning, getting some selections together for Otis whom I exchange music with and I discovered that the last set of selections I gave him (4 selections only) had 1 that he already had (Various Artists – … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits – Essential Hits – All The Best

I have never understood highlighting in books. You pick up a great book in a used bookstore and look inside and someone has taken a highlighter to random passages throughout the pristine pages and you sigh and put it back. … Continue reading

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Buckethead – May 7th 2019

YAAS ! Buckethead returns to Madison. I need to set a Google notification for this, but managed to spot it while looking for another show that I was considering going to. WHOA! Is that Buckethead! Tickets just arrived. I’m already … Continue reading

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