I resolve 2 give the following musical artists & their works ONE MORE CHANCE during 2010 ... unless I get 2 the used record store 1st....
Animal Collective: MERRIWEATHER POST PAVILLION.
Television Personalities: MY DARK PLACES.
John McLaughlin/Mahavishnu Orchestra -- DEVOTION, THE INNER MOUNTING FLAME, BIRDS OF FIRE, BEST OF.
Return to Forever: BEST OF.
Pat Metheny: OFFRAMP, SONG X, TRAVELS (already traded-off REJOICING, & I LIKE this guy....).
Keith Jarrett: KOLN CONCERT, GREAT MOMENTS WITH (Impulse-era best-of).
Gong: YOU (2 Dcent psychedelic jam cuts, but the rest is SILLY!).
Dixie Dregs: FREE FALL, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DREGS, UNSUNG HEROES, INDUSTRY STANDARD.
Brand X: MOROCCAN ROLL, LIVESTOCK.
Miles Davis: IN A SILENT WAY.
Mark Isham: VAPOR DRAWINGS.
Todd Rundgren's Utopia: (1st).
Jean-Michel Jarre: OXYGENE & EQUINOXE.
Leo Kottke: BALANCE (probly worth it all just 4 "Whine").
George Winston: DECEMBER.
Weather Report: I SING THE BODY ELECTRIC.
ELP: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION & TRILOGY.
Strawbs: ANTIQUES AND CURIOS & GRAVE NEW WORLD.
Mike Oldfield: HERGEST RIDGE.
Bighorn: (1st). (Interviewed their main-songwriter/keyboardist 1nce, in his new career as a real-estate agent; he mentioned the album & I remembered Cing it back in '78 but didn't find a copy again til yrs later....)
Various Windham Hill New-Age Jazz releases....
I will also B looking 4 more music by: Soft Machine, Hatfield and the North, Brian Eno, Roxy Music, Phil Manzanera, Fairport Convention, Nick Drake, Tim Buckley, John Martyn, Be-Bop Deluxe, Amazing Blondel, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Tibbetts, The Turtles, Procol Harum, Oregon, Gentle Giant, Jade Warrior, Rare Bird, Illusion, Rick Wakeman, David Sancious, Colosseum, Incredible String Band, The Nice, Albert Hammond, Barclay James Harvest, Golden Earring, Nektar, Hawkwind, Thelonious Monk, Happy the Man, Clannad, Crack the Sky, Motorhead, Stories, Vangelis, Van der Graff Generator, Wigwam, Can, Family, Henry Cow, Matching Mole, Robert Wyatt, Kevin Ayers, Scarlet Rivera ("Day of the Unicorn")....
...If NE of the stuff listed above works out, I'll B letting U know here. Whenever I get a little bored w/ the music I have around the house my motto always Bcomes "More Weirdness!" Only 2 find that, when I'm confronted w/ true weirdness, what it turns out I was really looking 4 was more sing-along-with-able, more hummable weirdness. Which ain't EZ 2 find. Which mayB why Caravan works 4 me while Soft Machine mostly does not, even tho they're from the same family tree....
(I go thru silly phases w/ reading 2 -- a few yrs back I sold-off or traded-in all the fiction paperbacks I had, thinking I couldn't read most fiction NEmore, my steadily Dcreasing attn-span couldn't take it, this was all stuff that I'd never read NEway & life's 2 short & blahblahblah -- & I got rid of a LOT of stuff, some of which I now wish I had back. MayB life isn't short ENUF....)
NEway, I've got big plans, big plans 4 the new yr. On the book-review front, more music-related stuff: Almost done w/ Johnathon Green's rather good DAYS IN THE LIFE, & haven't 4gotten Jesse Sublett's ROCK CRITIC MURDERS. Following soon after will B all the intresting-looking music-related stuff I can find in this sleepy little town, w/ an occasional toe dipped in2 the sea of science-fiction that's out there.
Happy New Ear! More soon....