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That is funny, Mac. The first paragraph. Yes, this music would be tough to get into. :)

I keep thinking about writing one or two more reviews before the end of the year. Don't know how much space there is.

It's not tough at all! [sigh] But I do understand, at least intellectually that many poor souls find it so, hence my disclaimer.

There is pretty much all the space left, so please do write more if you're so inclined. Otherwise I'll fill it up with my eccentric pets. :-) I'm pretty sure there were some albums in the original claims that haven't yet been written about.

Whenever I think about doing something really huge and obvious like Highway 61 Revisited I end up talking myself out of it, thinking that I probably wouldn't have anything to say that hasn't already been said, and that everybody who's at all interested already knows all about it. Though it's enjoyable to read someone's personal history with an album.

Along the lines of not doing the huge and obvious I want to write about Terry Allen's Lubbock (on everything), and of course also a little of my personal history with it.

I don't think I've ever even heard of Terry Allen.

And you know I was also there then. And I love the Incredible String Band.
Actually it wasn't really a band it was in every shifting hippie commune that made music.

...an ever shifting...

Hate to disagree with a fan, but I don't think that's accurate. It was a duo of professional musicians with occasional assistance. I haven't read this book, btw. Just discovered and bought it a few months ago and haven't gotten to it yet. It seems to be full of ISB lore which I expect to be interesting.

I'm pretty sure there were some albums in the original claims that haven't yet been written about.

Sorry. I'm doing well to find time to write this comment.


I'm doing two more for sure: Sigur Ros's 'Takk' and the Vasks violin concerto. Mebbe one additional if I can fit it in -- won't likely be something that someone else would snag though.

Oh, that's right, I'd forgotten you were still planning those. There are 8 weeks left, so 6 available slots.

No need to apologize, Janet. I know how it goes. Pledges for these 52 Things projects are sort of like monetary pledges in fundraisers--you know you're not going to collect on a certain number of them. :-) Anyway, you weren't keen on this project to start with.

I also know that I did the most in other two. ;-)


I await Grumpy's grand treatise on Van Morrison's Astral Weeks!

I started listening determined to prove you wrong. But no, you were right.

Paul, We did eventually post some spoilers on BR 2049. Did you ever see them?


So sad. I can only feel pity for you.

Janet, no slight or complaint was intended.

Oh goodness. I don't even know why you said that.


But I certainly didn't feel slighted or complained at. Mostly I just feel wore out.


That about the slight was in response to your 11:06 comment--thought maybe you thought maybe I was overlooking your contributions to the previous projects.

Also, I cross-posted with you--my 5:55 comment was in reply to Paul's 4:03.

Oh no. Not at all. I was just bragging. I thought better of it after, but too late! ;-)


Good, bragging is fine. :-)

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again anyway – don’t know why I missed out on all this music listening you folks have done. After reading what Rowan Williams wrote, though, I think it means I haven’t poetic leanings. But these posts have been a real education for me. My favorite wee nugget in this one has to the names Licorice and Rose.

Do I get points for instructing the ignorant, then? :-)

Some people just don't have the pop music bug. It's funny: I happen to be married to the least-pop-music-conscious baby boomer on the face of the earth.

If you follow the links for Licorice and Rose on the ISB Wikipedia page you learn that Rose seems to have done ok, but Licorice disappeared in 1987 and has not been seen or heard of since.

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