From surf maverick to magical musician

Tom Curren is a man of music, but he started out as a surfing champion. His 2003 album is my first encounter with his music. It won’t be the last. Now, if only I could find his instrumental jazz album.

Mongrel – gone, not forgotten (entirely)

I bought this album way back in the early days of my music collecting – the sleeve caught may attention. Years later, and I’ve played it many times, it’s become collectable and valued at $200. Great songs and Robert Brady’s voice. The back story on why they didn’t last long is very moving (pun intended). […]

Cataloguing my records

I’m listing all my records on a Google Sheets spreadsheet. Why? It’s private I’m reviewing my collection and finding some interesting records De-duplication Checking condition and value (Discogs) Ordering strictly alphabetically by name for the first time in 40+ years! Sub-ordering chronologically by year of release Creating a checklist for digging expeditions, to find better […]

New improved Myrrh-o-Phonic stereo

This 1988 album has four appealing features: Phil Keaggy is a marvelous guitarist The cover reproduces an early Beatles design Sunday’s Child is a John Martyn song title, and … “This record was recorded with the greatest care on original Vox and Fender amplifiers matched with the original stock vintage 50s and 60s guitars as […]