Lovely Recordings: Hosted By Marshall Bolton

Some cats believe records are worth dying for.....

But—

Michael seems to believe in stories.... So here is a true story from Denmark....

It was a dark and stormy night—all day long... Everybody was suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. They were SAD. Very SAD.

But—

There was music to behold....

Miles Davis: Relaxin' (Prestige, 1958)

This purged all worries. This cleansed all wounds.. Slings & arrows bit the dust and everything in Denmark was a little less rotten...

But—

There was suddenly some Bumper Whopping Techno.....

Recondite: Iffy (Innervisions, 2014)

This shaked the fundament. This rattled the locks. This was actually electronic music that was musical.....

But—

Darkness was falling (actually it hadn't lifted).... We were running on empty....We had to get some healing....And fast. Or we would like our forefathers go berserk....

Van Morrison: No Guru No Method No Teacher (Mercury, 1986)

This negative message was strangely uplifting. The Man touched our souls. We could continue our Christmas Shopping....

But—

First we had to get off the raft.

But—

We had the hifi-virus. With so few hours of daylight we had to appease the Gods.... We had to buy ....something....anything.... A new amplifier or an old amplifier - That was the question.

But—

We were once young....in the garden... anything and everything was possible....This had to be remembered....Yes celebrated....Now.

Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Déjà Vu (Atlantic, 1970)

We could hear the Time...We could imagine the Ferment....We could borrow the Urgency.....

But—

What would we use it for?

Living dangerously of course. Get up from that couch and put on a new record. This is an order: All your records are us.

Thin Lizzy: Live and Dangerous (Warner Bros., 1978)

As a friend always says - "And there is not a bad number on the whole record."

Ok ok. Calm down now.....

We are getting to the Apex of the Story. The Climax.....

But—

We need more sweet sounds

Rune Gustafsson & Zoot Sims: The Sweetest Sounds (Sonet, 1979)

No kidding. No joking. We are ready. Now.

We were on the Raft. Our only source of music was the iPod - and the battery was running low.....

But—

One last number before the McGuffin.....was revealed.

Miles Davis: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Fontana, 1958)

One of the few Lavorgna recommendations that arrived unscathed in Denmark. This revealed that the cable to 60 dollars was better than the 4,000 dollar cable. No fillings fell out. No cats fell over board.

But—

Things were getting hectic

Either you got it - or you ain't.... Know what I mean?

Jeanie Bryson: Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee (Telarc, 1996)

But—

If a cat don't know a cat don't know....

So after all these adventures we needed a drink.....

The Cadillac Three: Tennessee Mojo (Big Machine Records, 2014)

But—

The McGuffin???

And here is a picture of me and my dog. Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered. My first and last Selfie.

Oh - and by the way - Chet Baker visited us once...on the raft of survival

Chet Baker: Some Day My Prince Will Come (SteepleChase, 1983)

Don't you believe it:

But—

Did you get the healing?


Miles Davis: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud available from HDtracks
Recondite: Iffy available from Beatport
Van Morrison: No Guru No Method No Teacher available from PonoMusic
Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Déjà Vu available from PonoMusic
Thin Lizzy: Live and Dangerous available from PonoMusic
Rune Gustafsson & Zoot Sims: The Sweetest Sounds available from recochoku.jp
Miles Davis: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud available from HDtracks
Jeanie Bryson: Some Cats Know: Songs of Peggy Lee available from PonoMusic
The Cadillac Three: Tennessee Mojo available from Qobuz

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