Oh Yeah

Oh, yeah… so I told you that when I bought my first stereo, a brother of mine urged me to buy Brian Eno’s album, “Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy.” (My post on January 6, 2020 talks about this, and I’ve mentioned Eno so many times, I won’t link to them all here, or we’ll neverContinue reading “Oh Yeah”

Under a Stormy Sky

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, long trips to cottage country in northwestern Ontario meant some CDs and some radio, but FM stations didn’t reach too well in rural areas, so it was often AM radio. Near noon on Saturday meant CBC’s Quirks and Quarks (with Jay Ingram) and Basic Black (with the lateContinue reading “Under a Stormy Sky”

January 19, 2020 – A New Career in a New Town

David Bowie collaborated with Brian Eno, Robert Fripp and others on what’s referred to as his Berlin Trilogy, three albums made between 1976 and 1979 (‘Low,’ ‘“Heroes”’, ‘Lodger’), all overseen by his long-time producer, Tony Visconti. The albums, particularly ‘Low,’ are a real departure from the soul and funk of ‘Diamond Dogs’ and ‘Young Americans’Continue reading “January 19, 2020 – A New Career in a New Town”

January 10, 2020 – Go!

When the TV series Dr. Who’s lead actor Jodi Whittaker hosted an instalment of BBC 6 Music’s special guest program, Wise Women, one of the first tracks she played was ‘Go!’ by the London, UK band, Public Service Broadcasting. As an Apollo 11 enthusiast (for more on that, please see January 6, 2020 post onContinue reading “January 10, 2020 – Go!”

January 6, 2020 – Deep Blue Day

When I bought my first stereo in around 1976-77, one of my brothers told me that the first record I really needed to buy was Brian Eno’s ‘Taking Tiger Mountain By Strategy.’ I found it, and was very glad I did; it touched off a lifelong love for Eno’s music. From his time as theContinue reading “January 6, 2020 – Deep Blue Day”