Monday, July 26, 2010


As they get older, this band keeps getting looser and louder.  Released as a digital single, Caravan serves as a preview of their upcoming album and is a great example of late era Rush.  Cohesive melodies, loud guitars, nice showcases for each band member but especially a now 58 year old Neil Peart kicking holy ass on the drums.  Recommended.

Thomas Dolby

His new EP came out a month or so ago and it is well worth your time.  Only three tracks, but all surprisingly good.  Track 2, The Toadlickers, in particular is quite a piece of work.  I will admit that the album had to grow on me because I was hoping for a more electronic feel, but after a few listens it will not leave my brain.  This is organic, rootsy music.  Amerikana is the name of the collection, the first of three to be released this year.  You can find it here.

Golf update.

Six rounds and counting this year, so I’m off to a good start.  The Adams irons are working out well, and I have filled out my bag with older new clubs.  If you don’t mind buying last year’s model, golf is really not that expensive.  My driver and 3 wood were on clearance.  My wedges were on  My hybrids came from eBay.  My putter was an inexpensive Wilson.  All told I have spent less money than I got for selling my older stuff, so it’s worked out well.  A club fitting will be next and then at least one lesson before the summer ends.  I’m still enjoying it, even though it means getting up on either side of 6 AM on weekends to play and get home before the kids take their naps.  So far, it’s working out really well.