I’ll Listen To Nancy Wilson Today, Tomorrow, Forever


Do you know why I go to the same record store every week? Because consistency is the key to building the type of relationship where the owner will set aside amazing albums, like this one!

I guess Mr. Richard and I are the true modern day odd couple, not the sort of played out male duo rehashed for today. He’s the early riser, I’m lazy. He organizes, I tornado through and destroy it. I could live in a bed for days, assuming somebody brought food, I had my computer and there was obviously a bathroom nearby. If I could do that, this album would need to come. Nancy is perfect lounging music.

Yes, there are upbeat moments and I’m not implying that just because I want to lounge in bed, I need depressing music or something like that, I just love being lazy when I can and listening to good music!

Nancy Wilson Today, Tomorrow, Forever

Today, Tomorrow, Forever

Nancy Wilson

Side One

One Note Samba
Go Away, Little Boy
Unchain My Heart
I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Wives and Lovers
The Good Life

Side Two

What Kimd of Fool Am I?
I Can’t Stop Loving You
On Broadway
Our Day Will Come
Call Me Irresponsible
Tonight May Have to Last Me All My Life

McCartney May: No More Lonely Nights Under Waterfalls


We’ve touched on just about every aspect of Paul McCartney’s life a bit; The Beatles, Wings, his solo songs, his personal life, etc. but there’s another huge aspect of his life we haven’t touched on just yet, his activism. Since we’re closing out McCartney May tomorrow, I did want to include more of this. While I do occasionally eat meat, Mr. Richard is a vegetarian and we both believe in rescuing abandoned animals, much like Dawson and Daria were and these values are in line with Paul’s.

Since 1975, McCartney has been a vegetarian; he and his wife Linda were vegetarians for most of their 30-year marriage. They decided to stop consuming meat after Paul saw lambs in a field as they were eating a meal of lamb. Soon after, the couple became outspoken animal rights activists. In his first interview after Linda’s death, he promised to continue working for animal rights, and in 1999 he spent £3,000,000 to ensure Linda McCartney Foods remained free of genetically engineered ingredients.

McCartney is a supporter of the animal-rights organisation People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has appeared in the group’s campaigns and, in 2009, he narrated a short factory farm exposé titled “Glass Walls” which was harshly critical of slaughterhouses, the meat industry, and their effect on animal welfare. McCartney has also supported campaigns headed by the Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society International, World Animal Protection, and the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation.

Following McCartney’s marriage to Heather Mills, he joined her in a campaign against land mines, becoming a patron of Adopt-A-Minefield. He wore an anti-landmines T-shirt during some of the Back in the World tour shows. In 2006, the McCartneys travelled to Prince Edward Island to raise international awareness of seal hunting. The couple debated with Danny Williams, Newfoundland’s then Premier, on Larry King Live, stating that fishermen should stop hunting seals and start seal-watching businesses instead.

McCartney has participated in several charity recordings and performances, including the Concerts for the People of Kampuchea, Ferry Aid, Band Aid, Live Aid, Live 8, and the recording of “Ferry Cross the Mersey”. In 2004, he donated a song to an album to aid the “US Campaign for Burma”, in support of Burmese Nobel Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi. In 2008, he donated a song to Aid Still Required’s CD, organized as an effort to raise funds to assist with the recovery from the devastation caused in Southeast Asia by the 2004 tsunami.

In 2009, McCartney wrote to Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama, asking him why he was not a vegetarian. As McCartney explained, “He wrote back very kindly, saying, ‘my doctors tell me that I must eat meat’. And I wrote back again, saying, you know, I don’t think that’s right … I think he’s now being told … that he can get his protein somewhere else … It just doesn’t seem right – the Dalai Lama, on the one hand, saying, ‘Hey guys, don’t harm sentient beings … Oh, and by the way, I’m having a steak‘”.

PMcCartneyWaterfalls

Side One

Waterfalls

Side Two

Check My Machine

PMcCartneyNoMoreLonelyNights

Side One

No More Lonely Nights

Side Two

No More Lonely Nights (Playout Version)

Rainbow Wednesday: House Of Magic


DJ Magic Mike has a ton of albums from the 1990s and 2000s and since his singles are all really fun colors, I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more. This 12″ single is the second in our collection already and it’s an interesting clear, almost seafoam tinted hue.DJMagicMikeHouseOfMagic

House of Magic

DJ Magic Mike

Side One

House of Magic – Magic Mike Mix

Side Two

House of Magic – Radioactive Goldfish
House of Magic – O.T.T. Mix

This Is How You Remind Me


Usher and I go way back. We first started back in the days of You Make Me Wanna when I was 11 and my love for him has come and gone and come back over the years. He seems to fade from the spotlight now and then but emerges with hit after hit again and again.

Usher Terry Raymond IV (born October 14, 1978) is an American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor.

He rose to fame in the late 1990s with the release of his second album My Way, which spawned his first number-one hit, “Nice & Slow”. The album has been certified 6-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. His follow-up album, 8701, produced the Billboard Hot 100 number one hits “U Remind Me” and “U Got It Bad”. Many more albums and hits followed, with him on the charts again just last year.

Usher’s 2004 album, Confessions, established him as one of the best-selling musical artist of the 2000s decade. It sold over 20 million copies worldwide, bolstered by its four consecutive Billboard Hot 100 number one hits and has been certified diamond by the RIAA.

The RIAA ranks Usher as one of the best-selling artists in American music history, having sold over 23 million copies in the United States alone. Usher has won numerous awards including eight Grammy Awards. Billboard named him the second most successful artist of the 2000s decade, and at number six on their list of Top 50 R&B/Hip-Hop Artists of the Past 25 Years. Usher has attained nine Hot 100 number-one hits (all as a lead artist) and has attained eighteen Hot 100 top-ten hits.

Usher You Remind Me

You Remind Me

Usher

Side One

Radio Edit
Instrumental

Side Two

LP Version
A Cappella

Bounty Killer’s Hip-Hopera


We were really lucky to find this, I think we were even on the way out, waiting to pay and happened to go through the stack again. The A side of this 12″ Bounty Killer single has the Fugees and the B side has Barrington Levy. No remixes, no instrumentals, but if you see if, make sure you grab this dope track!

Bounty Killer (born Rodney Basil Price; 12 June 1972; Kingston, Jamaica) is a Jamaican reggae and dancehall deejay.

HipHopera Bounty Killer

Hip-Hopera

Bounty Killer

Side One

Hip-hopera feat. The Fugees

Side Two

Living Dangerously feat. Barrington Levy

McCartney May Meets Rainbow Wednesdays


Well, look at what we have here! Some white discs in the Paul McCartney section of the collection. These two discs kind of just got mixed into the pile and I didn’t even notice them until I pulled them out to photograph them. The color is very opaque and you can’t see through the disc at all.

PMcCartneyThingsWeSaidToday

Side One

Things We Said Today

Side Two

Biker Like an Icon

PMcCartneyCMonPeople

Side One

C’Mon People

Side Two

Down to the River

Vengaboys


The Vengaboys are a Dutch Eurodance group based in Rotterdam.

The brainchild of two Dutch producers Wessel van Diepen and Dennis van den Driesschen (Danski and Delmundo), the group consists of lead vocalist Kim Sasabone, vocalist Denise Post-Van Rijswijk and male vocalists Robin Pors and Donny Latupeirissa.

The Vengaboys enjoyed commercial success in the late 1990s. They are best known for their two UK number-one singles, “Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!” and “We’re Going to Ibiza”, as well as their worldwide hit “We Like to Party”. They have sold an estimated 25 million records worldwide. In May 2001, the World Music Awards awarded Vengaboys with the award for best-selling dance group of the year.

Groovilicious Vengaboys

Groovilicious

Vengaboys

Side One

XXL Version
Equator RMX

Side Two

Brooklyn Bounce

Side Three

Sharp Boys Master Blaster Mix
Pronti & Kalmani RMX

Side Four

Mark Van Dale with Enric
Airplay Mix

McCartney May: Paul McCartney’s Brave Face


With a legendary career spanning decades , it’s only expected that Mr. McCartney’s picked up some awards along the way:

Academy Award winner (as a member of The Beatles)

21-time Grammy Award winner

  • 12 as a member of The Beatles
  • Six as a solo artist
  • Two as a member of Wings
  • One as part of a joint collaboration

Two-time inductee in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

  • Class of 1988 as a member of The Beatles
  • Class of 1999 as a solo artist

Member of the Order of the British Empire.

Planet 4148 named “McCartney” (International Astronomical Union’s Minor Planet Center)

Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his services to music in 1997

2008 BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music

Honorary Doctor of Music degree from Yale University award in 2008

2010 Gershwin Prize for his contributions to popular music

2010 Kennedy Center Honors

Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame awarded in 2012

2012 Légion d’Honneur for his services to music

2012 MusiCares Person of the Year

PMcCartneyBraveFace

Side One

My Brave Face

Side Two

Flying to My Home

MC Skat Kat And The Stray Mob


Oye, I haven’t posted at all today. My apologies, I have been hugely distracted by the Over the Edge fundraiser, even with prescheduling most of the time. Bake sales, raffles and hopefully a bar night at a local Boston restaurant and I’m leading the team! There’s 22 of us from my day job and although I can dish out some of the work, it’s still a ton of work! Don’t know what I’m talking about since you happen to be new to this blog?

Over the Edge is a unique fundraising event, providing participants the thrilling, once in a life time chance of rappelling down a building in an exciting and completely safe environment. Over the Edge, will be hosted by the Hyatt Regency, Boston on July 18, 2015.

Why am I doing this whole thing? Because individuals with intellectual disabilities face their fears every day and Special Olympics has been there helping them do that for over 40 years.  Special Olympics Massachusetts provides year round sports training and competition programs for over 11,000 individuals with intellectual disabilities for free. Sports is the platform from which athletes gain self esteem and confidence to achieve their everyday objectives. Sports is the catalyst for acceptance, inclusion, community engagement and so much more.

I also do it because I want to be a decent person. You can’t really grow as a person until you humble yourself a bit. This experience, from working with the athletes to actually standing up there 22 stories up is definitely humbling. Some of the greatest musicians have done a lot for various charities and the passionate ones are definitely an inspiration.

You can check out my personal donation page HERE. It’d be awesome if you donated $10.00 to help this fantastic foundation.

Anyway, I’m excited to lead the team, despite it being a bit distracting from the blog. I’m hoping to get some real work done this weekend though. I guess, that is if I don’t pass out face down and sleep all damn weekend again!

The Adventures of MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob is a 1991 album from fictional rapper MC Skat Kat. The album came about as the result of Paula Abdul’s hugely successful “Opposites Attract” video of 1990.

The Stray Mob consists of Fatz (the short, raspy voiced cat who happens to be the second most heard in the album), Taboo, Micetro, Leo, Katleen, and Silk, the first three of whom also appeared in the Opposites Attract music video.

Skat Strut MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob

Skat Strut

MC Skat Kat and the Stray Mob

Side One

Skat Strut (Hip Hop Remix)
Skat Strut (LP Version)

Side Two

Skat Strut (Club Mix)
Skat Strut (Instrumental)

Rainbow Wednesday: Come Correct Before Dark


The roomie and I picked this up for two reasons: it’s a colored disc and it’s an all female group. I do find that this shade of orange is quite popular when picking up colored vinyl. There’s quite a few albums in our collection that are a similar shade if you haven’t noticed!

Before Dark was an American R&B girl group that originated in the late 1990s. The group consisted of sisters Arike Rice and Jeni Rice Genzuk, and their friend Mia Lee, all from South Central Los Angeles. The group released the album Daydreamin’ on July 11, 2000 on the RCA Records label with a single called “Baby”.

BeforeDarkComeCorrect

Come Correct

Before Dark

Side One

Come Correct

Side Two

Come Correct