The Joup Friday Album: Sagittarius – Present Tense

sagittariusRemember the Nuggets compilation album(s)? The dusty, trippy, and fantastic psychedelic “artyfacts” documenting all the mostly unheard and wonderful music banging out of the halls and garages of any and everywhere in the 1960’s? Debuting in 1972, but getting very deserved re-issues on various formats over the last four decades, Nuggets introduced me to so many amazing artists whose sometimes sole releases I have been attempting to track down for years now. A lot of these are hard to find, or at the very least are pretty pricey on the collector’s market, but one of my successes was the 1968 album Present Tense, by the psych-pop band Sagittarius.

Endless Loop: Of Course

janesaddictionHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Of Course” by Jane’s Addiction

Endless Loop: No More Tears

ozzyHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“No More Tears” by Ozzy Osbourne

Endless Loop: Sistinas

danzigHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Sistinas” by Danzig

Strangely enough, my favorite Danzig song is a love song of sorts.

Endless Loop: Moonlight Sonata – Piano Sonata No. 14 (Movement 1)

beethovenHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Moonlight Sonata – Piano Sonata No. 14 (Movement 1)” by Beethoven

I know it’s hoity-toity and as pretentious as all hell, and could possible be viewed as a written foray into pseudo-intellectualism on my part, but I’m totally riffing on classical music today.

Thank God for VOD! – The Invitation

I don’t get to go to the movies as often as I’d like to, but that doesn’t mean I can’t watch awesome flicks at home. Thank God for VOD!

theinvitationThe Invitation

In my life, I have been lucky enough to be able to maintain a whole slew of close relationships and deep friendships with a number of people, some going back 25 years or more. Our tight-knit little group has bonded together more and more through every era of our lives, every triumph, every tragedy, and then some, keeping in contact despite the physical distance between us. When we all do get together, it’s as if no time has passed at all. We all still love each other. I love that. I don’t know a whole lot of people that have that, and it’s a very precious thing to me.

Endless Loop: When the Sun Hits

slowdiveHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years?  Sure you have.  These are the songs that always make the cut.  The songs on repeat.  We all have them.  I have a ton.  Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“When the Sun Hits” by Slowdive

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