I really do apologize for the lack of posts.
I would have had more uploaded,
but someone keeps deleting the last one I uploaded...
I guess I'll just have to give up on having it up for now.
I will trying to continue uploading albums
while juggling school, research, and all of my
artistic ventures. But, while I'm here,
I might as well ask for a little help.

For those of you who don't know (not sure if I
have ever actually mentioned it or not) being a
writer is one of my many many dreams and recently
I have been wanting to help out in the creation
of either a comic or a flash cartoon. Problem is
that although I love drawing, my ability to draw
people (as well as most actual objects) is extremely
limited and every attempt to draw even one
panel of a comic strip ends in horror and failure.
I still plan to keep trying, but it would be nice
to work together with an artist to try to create something.

I'd like to start off easy like with a comedy or something,
but eventually do something a bit more serious.
The artist doesn't even have to be all that good either.
Just good enough to make it clear what's happening.
So, really, almost anyone who is willing would be great!

The main reason I want to do this is because I really don't think
that text by itself can really convey a story strong enough.
Sure, I've read lots of books that are probably way better off
staying in book form, but with those, it's usually the meaning
or the point behind the actual words that make it great
and not the actual story itself. This might just be my opinion,
but still. For now, I'd really prefer to have some kind of
art behind something I write. Thank you.


David Bowie - Space Oddity - 1969

Judging by the lack of comments on my first upload,
I'm guessing not everyone is as big of a Bowie fan as I am.
Still, I had to upload this album too. It's got more of a
folk take on his unique style of music then
most of his albums and it contains his brilliant rock/space opera
Space Oddity. At times it seems really well thought out
and at other times it seems as if it was thought up one day,
written down on a napkin, then forgot about for a while.
Still, it's all good and it's great relaxing music.
As always, Bowie's got a great voice and some really
unique vocal techniques which really pulls all the music together
making parts that would otherwise seem played-out pact a
powerful emotion filled vibe. Though as good as the music
and vocals are, it's obvious that the main focus of this album
went into storytelling. This whole album makes you feel like
you're at an amazing one man play. If you haven't already,
you really should check this album out!

Track Listing

1. Space Oddity - 5:18

2. Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed - 6:13

3. Don't Sit Down - 0:43

4. Letter To Hermione - 2:34

5. Cygnet Committee - 9:35

6. Janine - 3:22

7. An Occasional Dream - 3:00

8. Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud - 4:51

9. God Knows I'm Good - 3:20

10. Memory Of A Free Festival - 7:14

11. Bonus - Conversation Piece - 3:08

12. Bonus - Memory Of A Free Festival - Part 1 - 4:02

13. Bonus - Memory Of A Free Festival - Part 2 - 3:32



My apologizes...

Class has started back up again after a fairly long break
and I find myself with a lot less time to upload any albums.
But, I do not intend to end this blog, so don't let the
lack of recent posts get you down! It just won't be
as often for a while. Please try to understand.
I'd upload one now, but uploading can be time consuming
and sadly I just don't have much right now. I'll try to
get something up before this week is over.

Well, hopefully things settle down a little
and we can get back to more frequent uploads,
but until then I thank you for your presumed patience.

Thank you.


Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band - Safe As Milk - 1967

Luckily, sharebee was not down for good, so I don't have to
re-up any albums and I can continue uploading new ones with it.

Captain Beefheart, A.K.A. Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet),
is a very odd musician with a very unusual voice which seems
to somewhat overly exaggerated many vocal techniques ,
but somehow it totally fits the music! In today's world,
a voice and singing style such as his would never even
be given a chance, but luckily for him (and us) the 60s were a bit
more open. The Magic Band sounds a bit messy in the same way
as Big Brother and the Holding Company, but this messy playing style
just adds to the unique sound of both bands which is part of the
reason why we love them so much.

This is Captain Beefheart's debut album which is largely
rooted in blues rock, but maintains a distinct separation from it.
The band did not stay so blues inspired though. They slowly
moved further and further away from their blues roots
and grew increasingly experimental as the years went by.
Still, this is a very unique album with a lot of good in it
and should be checked out by any fan of
Big Brother and the Holding Company. I mean the actual
band of course and not just Janis Joplin. Still, give it a listen!

Track Listing

1. Sure 'Nuff 'N Yes I Do - 2:16

2. Zig Zag Wanderer - 2:40

3. Call On Me - 2:37

4. Dropout Boogie - 2:32

5. I'm Glad - 3:31

6. Electricity - 3:08

7. Yellow Brick Road - 2:28

8. Abba Zaba - 2:44

9. Plastic Factory - 3:09

10. Where There's Woman - 2:10

11. Grown So Ugly - 2:27

12. Autumn's Child - 4:02

13. Safe As Milk (Take 5) - 4:14

14. On Tomorrow - 6:57

15. Big Black Baby Shoes - 4:51

16. Flower Pot - 3:56

17. Dirty Blue Gene - 2:44

18. Trust Us (Take 9) - 7:23

19. Korn Ring Finger - 7:27


Think - Variety - 1973

This is probably one of the most intelligent albums I've ever heard
as far as music goes! Sadly, this is the only official album the group
had every released and little is know about them. Apparently,
the group was made up of Hungarians, Germans, Czechoslovakians.
Basically, a Hungarian Orchestra was touring around Germany
when a few of it's members decided they liked Germany
since it was more free then Hungary and ended up talking to
a the recorded label owner of "Menga" who agreed to help
them produce an album. They were then introduced to
a couple of other musicians and all together they created
the group "Think" which took influences from all over the place
both from the music big at the time and from traditional and
classical music too, but unlike most groups who had tried
to string these all together, these guys actually put a lot
of thought into the music. The kind of musical thought
you'd expect from Orchestra musicians! Thus, making their
band name highly appropriate. Unfortunately though,
the band only lasted long enough to record this album,
then they parted ways. Still, this album is one of the
best underground albums I had ever heard and if the
group had stayed together and really tried,
I guarantee you there would have been a lot more
to come from these guys and they would have highly
influenced bands to come after them for decades!

Unfortunately, sharebee seems to be down for the moment
and I'm not sure if it's permanent or if it's just temporary problems.
I have heard that they've had lots of problems like this is the past,
so I won't re-up any albums yet. I'll just see if it comes back up
any time soon or if I hear anything. Until then, I'll have to
use alternative sites for uploading, so sorry for any
inconveniences. Hopefully sharebee will be back up soon
and make things easier on all of us.

Track Listing

1. Variety - 7:37

2. Watercorps - 5:07

3. Drops - 8:19

4. Draw Conclusions From - 13:59

5. Last Door - 3:15

6. More Drops (Bonus) - 7:54

7. All That I Remember (Bonus) - 6:49


Something else political...

Hugo Chavez Is Dead: The US Rejoices!

No, thankfully he is still alive,
but sadly
, I am almost certain that is
will be a major
news headline in a couple
of years
from now.
The media
and government
lead you to belie
ve he is some kind of terrorist
y because he does not support our countries ways,
but anyon
e who was done enough research on
the way our count
ry is run will tell you that they don't either.

It reall
y didn't help when Hugo threatened to
d his country from us if we attempted to invade.

it was the right thing to do and it shows
his passi
on for his people and that he truly
stands what it means to be a leader,
but our leade
rs don't like being stood up too,
so they misqu
ote him, show clips of his speech
etely out of contexts, and make him look like
some kind of mania
, even the Daily Show,
although being a comedy news show tells
more of the truth
then normal news shows do, refuse to give
the whole
truth and this is just another one of those
Hugo must be saved
if the world is
to be free.
He is not the answe
r, but he is a very
tant key and a vital part of this worlds salvation.

This is yet anoth
er reason why our nation's leaders
want him dead and plan to go to war with him.

ad of allowing our country to murder him,
we need to find a way to get him and sever
al other
rs together.
A union
with alternative views
from our natio
n who truly understand the way
s are being run into the ground in not just our nation,
but in almos
t every fully developed nation in the world.

t let them assassinate Hugo just because they
tell you he's a terro
Do resea
rch on him and find out
the truth
It doesn
't even have to be much because
any indep
endent research you make on him
will revea
l that he is a great man with some
iant plans to help not only his own country,
but the rest of the world
as well and he has
also alrea
dy made a lot of effort towards reaching his goals.

I'm not sayin
g he should be our leader,
I'm just sayin
g he needs to stay alive and others
with good inten
tions who are also not afraid to
d themselves from governments like ours
need to rise to power
Hugo will be kille
and even he knows
this, but we need to keep him
as long as possible and bring the truth
of what he's doing
to light so that others may follow.

e people, do some research for once
and don'
t just listen to what the media tells you
or what anyon
e else tells you either for that matter!
t even believe me until you do some research!
You can help save the world
just by arming
elf with knowledge and bringing that knowledge
to light
one person at a time.
If every
one knew the
about the world, there would be no tax,
less wars,
better living environments, healthier
food and water
, less poor and rich, a lot less
ngless laws.
I reali
ze that some of what I say
may sound
fictional, but in today's world,
most truth
s do, so as I said before, do your own research.

ugh I said not to believe me until you do,
I can promi
se you that everything I said is true
and what seems
boring now will turn out to be
a mind expan
ding journey which will inevitably help
you to help the world
. Please do your research.

On the note of research,
it would be hipocritical for me to
provide you with any source of research,
but then at the same time it wouldn't
be very helpful if I didn't, so here's a
nice link to get you started.


Now then, if you don't believe something
said on this site, please, as I said, do the research yourself.
It's pointless for you to go around stating views you've
stolen from others without even fully believing it
or even understanding it either for that matter.

Also, I know I have already stated that this blog
is meant mainly for music and I apologized for the
previous political post, but I have decided that
there is a lot to gain and little to lose by using this
blog to bring these things to light. Music fans
who stop by here who don't mind reading will have
a chance at being shown the light from the point
of view that I understand it from and anyone
doing independent research who stumbles upon
this blog will have the chance to discover some music.
Though, there's no need to fear music lovers,
this'll always be a music blog dedicated
to spreading music, so the uploads will not end.

I'll wrap this up.
Obviously, there's no way for me to make
anyone take the time to read what I have to say
nor would I want to, so please don't feel as though
I am forcing anything on you, but please believe me...
I would be highly appreciated if you did enlighten yourself,
then helped to spread the light and that doesn't just go out
to my fellow Americans either. We are not the only one
getting screwed and dumbed down so that we don't even
understand how truly screwed we are. It's happening all over
the world and despite what we may might think,
third world countries actually have it better then us
in many ways. I know my begging might seem pushy
and is probably annoying at this point, but please...
Do your research and help free the world.
If not for world wide freedom, then for your own
personal freedom.

And on that note, I leave you with a video
from the above provided link.


Kevin Ayers - Joy Of A Toy - 1969

So, after Soft Machine's debut album, they did a lot
of openings for Jimi Hendrix. Although I'm sure we can
all agree that it would have been amazing to have been
to one of those shows, the constant gigging still
took a toll on Kevin and he needed a break. Well,
he must have planed on it being more then just
a break, because he even sold his Fender jazz bass
to Noel Reddings, heh. But, while on this break,
he seemed to have gotten nothing but none stop
inspiration as he began to just write song after song.
Most of which became his first solo album, Joy Of A Toy.
He still played with Soft Machine, but also manged
to carry on an amazing solo career at the same time;
something that must not have been easy especially back
then when record companies seemed to have demanded
almost as much as two or even three albums a year!

The name Joy Of A Toy comes from the name of
the second track of Soft Machine's debut album,
but the song is also continued on this album
as it's first track. I realize the title and cover
of this album might turn some people away from it,
but trust me, any psych lover will love this album,
so give it a chance! Obviously, it's got the Canterbury
sound, so check it out if you're into that!

Track Listing

1. Joy Of A Toy Continued - 2:54

2. Town Feeling - 4:51

3. The Clarietta Rag - 3:20

4. Girl On A Swing - 2:50

5. Song For Insane Times - 4:01

6. Stop This Train (Again Doing It) - 6:06

7. Elanor's Cake (Which Ate Her) - 2:54

8. Lady Rachel - 5:18

9. Oleh Oleh Bandu Bandong - 5:36

10. All This Crazy Gift Of Time - 3:58


Caravan - Self Titled - 1968

So, once upon a time, there was this band in Canterbury, England
which was pretty popular between the years of 64 and 67.
The band was known as The Wilde Flowers and unfortunately,
they never released any albums, but luckily their breakup
lead to the birth of two great bands which actually did
release albums! One of the two bands was Soft Machine
which featured Kevin Ayers (also from The Wilde Flowers)
is probably my favorite Wilde Flower and has even
worked with the legendary Syd Barrett among many
other people. But, that's not what this post is about.
This post is about the other band which spun off
from The Wilde Flowers; Caravan, and their
self titled first album. Really, anything from
any of the former members of The Wilde Flowers
is just amazing and this album is no exception!
Nothing like brilliant psych music with heavy
jazz influence, heh. It's a fairly short album
(minus the nine minute long final track),
but a good album none the less with interesting lyrics,
original psych music, and fairly soothing vocals
which in my opinion seem to album always
add to how trippy the music is. Although not
nearly as crazy and experimental, it's still obviously
influences by the Syd Barrett era of Pink Floyd,
so any fan of Syd, or just psych music in general
will love this album and chances are I will
eventually put of more from the former
Wilde Flowers. So, check it out and
as always, feel free to let me know what you
think of the album!

Track Listing

1. Place Of My Own - 4:03

2. Ride - 3:44

3. Policeman - 2:45

4. Love Song With Flute - 4:11

5. Cecil Rons - 4:08

6. Magic Man - 4:03

7. Grandma's Lawn - 3:25

8. Where But For Caravan Would I Be - 9:01

The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle - 1968

Here's one of my favorite albums which I can't understand
why more people now a days don't know about it. Especially since
it ranked #80 on Rolling Stones Magazine's 500 greatest albums
and it has "Time Of The Season" which was one of The Zombies'
biggest hits! But, despite how unique The Zombies were and
how amazing this album is, The Zombies still seem to have been
somewhat forgotten like the vast majority of musical master pieces.

Anyway, despite what their band name might suggest,
this album would probably be best described as
straight up psych pop, but with a huge dose of much
appreciated originality. Granted, it probably wouldn't
seem too original today, but just remember the year
in which this was released. Although their band name
fails to properly represent their sound, I believe this
album cover does a pretty good job of it. Very pretty
psych music and soothing vocals. As expected, it
mixes pretty well together and creates a relaxing
feeling, but still conjures all the swirly, floral images
you'd expect from a good psych album.
This is another one of those album that if
you're just into the heavier music, then you might
wanna stay away from it, but anyone else will
probably love it! Great addition to any psych collect.

Track Listing

1. Care Of Cell 44 - 3:57

2. A Rose For Emily - 2:19

3. Maybe After He's Gone - 2:34

4. Beechwood Park - 2:44

5. Brief Candles - 3:30

6. Hung Up On A Dream - 3:02

7. Changes - 3:20

8. I Want Her She Wants Me - 2:53

9. This Will Be Our Year - 2:08

10. Butcher's Tale (Western Front 1914) - 2:48

11. Friends Of Mine - 2:18

12. Time Of The Season - 3:34