Friday, December 30, 2016

Jeff's Fancy C-60 Podcast: The Best of 2016

Episode 176 of my Fancy Podcast is the very first to go live on a Saturday (I typically post new episodes on Tuesdays).  This episode recaps some of the best music of 2016 (in my opinion).  Hope you dig it!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mixtape: Best of 2016, Qtr 4

Last night, after a few weeks of trial/error, recording/re-recording, I completed my "Best of Quarter IV" mixtape.  Yes, it's an 8-track, which is admittedly nerdy, but hey - it's fun.
Best of 2016 Qtr 4 mixtape
Track 1:
  • "Terrifying" (RSD Black Friday) - The Monkees
  • "Radio In Bed" - Kate Pierson
  • "Neighbors of the Beast" - Pansy Division
  • "Haroomata" - Lemon Twigs
Track 2:
  • "Still Breathing" - Green Day
  • "This Is Your Night" - The Flat Five
  • "Memory Of..." - De La Soul
Track 3:  
  • "We The People..." - A Tribe Called Quest
  • "Certainty" - Temples
  • "Dreams of Rock & Roll" - Kula Shaker
  • "Mira Et Ten" (from Fantastic Planet) - Alain Gorger
Track 4:
  • "Wasabi" - Shonen Knife"
  • "I'm In Love" - Teenage Fanclub
  • "Amy In Colours" - Barry Gibb

Thursday, December 08, 2016

12.8.2016


December 8th, for me, has become one of those milestone dates during the year when I find myself pausing to reflect.  For many years I remembered John Lennon's death as a marker in my life, a moment after which I viewed the world through a less innocent lens.  Today it feels like I'm looking at December 8th through a lens that's been tinted by the passage of time.  The loss of a hero, or a loved one, is now something I have experienced numerous times.

When I look back at the timid fourteen year old I was on 12/8/1980, I see little resemblance to the person I am today, even though much of what took place around that time in my life remains embedded in my psyche.  There are demons that I still face, but overall I am grateful that I am able to recognize all that I have overcome in the past 36 years.  I made it.  I'm still alive, and honestly I have John Lennon and his bandmates to thank for getting me through some incredibly tough times in my pre-and-early teens.  There will never be a time in my life when the Fabs don't exist, and as I sit and think about that, I think that it's a pretty cool thing.