Dick on November 24th, 2011

Sometimes in art, there are predictors of change or statements on the here and now. If you get lucky (viewer or artist), you might be able to encase such statements in a user reflective wrapper that holds them all. For me, this citing of the Zeitgeist often occurs in record albums. In recent years, my […]

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Dick on July 14th, 2011

This is a YouTube playlist. You can watch the videos autoplay on their own, or select the ones you want to watch. iOS users may need to see my YouTube channel for this content. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been quite obsessed with 60s sounds and studio production. I’ve found that this interest […]

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Dick on October 20th, 2010

While this album came out a while ago, I’ve been looping on it a lot lately. For some reason, it really feels like Fall to me. Then again, so does a lot of dark electronica. On this release, M83, (Anthony Gonzalez and co.) create tunes that make all 30+ers’ hearts flutter. The album’s imagery, storylines […]

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Dick on October 8th, 2010

Well, I think it’ll be mine anyway. If you’re an indie audiophile, you’re probably familiar with B&S. I frequently celebrate their entire catalogue. Belle and Sebastian frequently write about love, discontent, and victims of circumstance, most of which I relate to quite heavily. I’m sure the album will come in a mulit-dimensional choice list of […]

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Dick on July 20th, 2009

Damn, it’s hot in New York during July! Missy and I went to see the sights and Paul McCartney last weekend. It was a good trip. We missed our little bean and are glad to be back with her now. Below are some highlights, including the concert. We have a new private joke now when […]

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Dick on July 14th, 2009

I wanted to share notice of the Ovation channel’s annual American Revolutionaries series. I think this is the final week, but it’s worth catching if you can. Blues, Jazz, Rock and everything else intertwine, telling the stories of American music and how it really got to be what it is today. I am very impressed […]

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Dick on June 19th, 2009

The artist Beck is always inspiring to me. His recent project is called “Record Club”, in which he and other artists will cover great albums with no rehearsal. I’m really diggin’ this content, especially since the first choice is one of my favorite albums complete with Warhol ties. Check out the video for “Sunday Morning” […]

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Dick on June 14th, 2009

Well, they’re not that old. In celebration of my Beatlehead wife’s completion of another tough schoolyear, we’re going to see Paul McCartney together. She loves Paul and has turned me into a much bigger Beatle fan over the years. We’ll be traveling to New York City which I’m stoked about. I usually end up there […]

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Dick on April 15th, 2009

While heading out of France, (my series of blogs about French related inspiration), I couldn’t forget one of my new favorite songs. I was turned on to this tune when watching the intro film, “Hotel Chevalier” for the newest Wes Anderson movie, “The Darjeeling Limited”, which has an awesome soundtrack filled with Indian and Kinks […]

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Dick on April 7th, 2009

To continue my theme of inspiring “Frenchness”, I would like to cite the following super techno duo. I don’t know why, but this set of videos on YouTube always make me tear up. I don’t know if it’s the unity or the sheer hotness of the visuals and sound. Anyway, enjoy all there is on […]

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