The Joup Friday Album: David Bowie – Lodger

Bowie-lodgerI’ve always vouched for Lodger as my favorite Bowie album, but have never been given the time to explain why I feel this way. When I saw that I was tagged to write this week’s Friday album I wanted to write a piece about an album I could talk endlessly about. This was one of the first that came to mind: a soapbox for me to lavish Lodger in praise was ready for me to sit on.

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

The Joup Friday Album: Grimes – Visions

ABT025digipack.tifFull Disclosure: I am new to Grimes, and as new things often inspire in me rabid obsession I must ask that you, my dear reader, pardon the “She can do no wrong” skew that will inevitably saturate this post.

That said, Visions is one hell of an album.

After first hearing about Grimes in relation to the burgeoning Witch house scene that peripherally fascinated me in 2010/11 she fell waaay off my radar. The truth is, upon those first, exploratory dabblings Grimes’s music did not connect with where I was at the time. I kept her music in the back of my mind, fairly certain I would come back to it later.

Endless Loop: Wicked Game

chrisisaakHave 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.

“Wicked Game” by Chris Isaak

The Joup Friday Album: Arctic Monkeys – Humbug

HumbugSometimes, when life takes a swing at you, all you can do is tune out and wait for it to blow over. That’s pretty much where I’ve been since last I posted. It’s not a bad thing by any means. We need to get a little selfish from time to time. This week, for this reason, I chose an album that really doesn’t have any personal significance to me. It doesn’t require a load of analysis to be enjoyed. I just like it.

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