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Woman From Tokayo


Sleep ‎– Live At Third Man Records
Third Man Vault Package# 39 (4LP Box)

Busy morning.  2+ hours, seven sides, recorded direct to acetate and given the deluxe treatment by TMR.  This box set was available only to TMR Vault members so you won’t find it in our shop, or any stores.  I’m hoping the label eventually makes this available for wider release, like they eventually did with “The Sciences” last year. Also, that poster!
Proceed The Weedian…


Sleep ‎– Live At Third Man Records

Manowar ‎– Sign Of The Hammer (1984)
Yngwie J. Malmsteen ‎– Trilogy (1986)

Looks to be a metal day.  I’m pretty sure one of these bands would call the other “False Metal”.  I’m also relatively certain neither of them are in on their own joke.


Black Sabbath ‎– Black Sabbath Vol 4 (1972)

Coffee, Smoke, Sabbath

Anyone else start hearing “Changes” playing in your head, every time life takes you out of your comfort zone?  That one song has become my personal 40 year soundtrack to that one insecure state of being, which occurs several times throughout one’s life.
I’m going through changes.  Universally relatable, and perfectly capture in song by Ozzy.


Neil Young ‎

  • Harvest (1972)
  • Harvest Moon (1992)

These albums help center the hurricane when things get crazy.  The restorative power is very real.  Neil nourishes.
Music links below.  Click and listen to feel better.


NEW ARRIVAL (Out Tomorow!)

The Raconteurs ‎– Help Us Stranger (2019)

Get It On Vinyl


Unexpected mailbox surprise, vinyl happy dance initiated!  I’m only on my second spin and I’m already hearing some FZ, Skynyrd, Queen, King Gizzard and a whole lot of other tasty hooks from the past.  It’s catchy, garage, deep and funky.  The kind of listen that’ll reveal more with subsequent listens, unravelling new elements while tying you to the types of sounds you already love from the past.  I’m looking forward to digging deeper.  Vinyl-wise, TMR are some of the best in the business.  Buy with confidence, it’s a solidly pressed platter that sounds like vinyl is supposed to sound.  Jack White understands mastering for vinyl.

Music link.  Decide for yourself, share your thoughts!


Public Enemy ‎– It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (1988) 

Pete Rock ‎– Soul Survivor (1998)

Soft spot for the older guard.


Albert Collins ‎

  • There’s Gotta Be A Change (1971)
  • Ice Pickin’ (1978)

Albert King

  • Getting Ready… (1971)
  • Truckload Of Lovin’ (1976)

70′s blues spin sesh for getting over the Wednesday hump.  Favorite King, 2 favorite Alberts in Blues. Tougher than tough.


R.I.P. Dr. John

This one hurts.  He was truly one of a kind; the purest embodiment of New Orleans.  Gris-Gris belongs in every collection, but Dr. John kept making great music right until the end.
If you got em, spin em.  A tribute is in order.


Gris-Gris (1968)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience ‎– Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
Buddy Miles ‎– Them Changes (1970)

Coffee, Smoke, Funk

A very good period in music.  The Hendrix effect was everywhere.I dig Noel Redding’s Fat Mattress project as well, but I’m of the camp that digs the Band Of Gypsys lineup above all.  Buddy Miles n’ Billy Cox brought the funk.