Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Album Review: Silver Eye by Goldfrapp




At its heart Goldfrapp is an electronica dance band. I loved their last album Tales of Us and so I was excited to hear this one and see what they did.

After listening to it many times I'm still not sure what they did. On some of the album they went back to their electro, pop roots on other songs they continued down the path they began with Tales of Us. Though I like Goldfrapp and find this to be an OK album it was still a bit of a letdown after like their last album so much. I still pull out Tales of Us to listen to on occasion, I can't say I'll be doing that with this album or with any song off of this album.

Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.



Twenty Seventh Podcast



The twenty seventh podcast is up. Thanks to freemidi.org for the audio files. Eric and Matthew continue to talk about board games.

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Album Review: Freudian by Daniel Caesar




This album sounds like R&B. Modern R&B yes, but still R&B. If you took a big R&B fan from say 1974 and you brought them forward in time and told them to listen to this album they would get it. Caesar has a great R&B voice and this is a solid collection of songs. As a whole the album has a vibe to it that makes it work and feel connected.

As a whole the album is nice, though it drags a bit down the stretch for me. The only real problem with the album is that it doesn't have any songs that really stand out to me and likely I'll forget this album a week from now. This being Ceasar's first album I am interested to see what he'll do going forward. Following the Rhapsody rating method I give it 2 out of 5 stars for Not Bad.

Oh, Kentucky

 

Christmas parades: Irvington and Owensboro, Nov. 18; Ashland, Nov. 21; Lebanon, Nov. 24; Danville, Nov. 25; Greenup, Nov. 28; Cumberland, London, Monticello and Richmond, Dec. 1; Barbourville, Beaver Dam, Fordsville, Georgetown, Harlan, Hartford, Henderson, Lawrenceburg, Madisonville, Murray, Somerset (when the tree will be lit) and Winchester, Dec. 2; Dawson Springs and Evarts, Dec. 3; Mount Sterling, Dec. 4; Lexington, Dec. 5; Bardstown, Dec. 7; Frankfort, Dec. 8; Augusta, Cave City, Elkton, Hanson and Hopkinsville, Dec. 9, and Oak Grove, Dec. 16.

Kentucky for sale (including Delbert Barker of Frenchburg and then Ohio):


"It's true you can't take the hills out of the boy" (including Charles Manson of Ohio and then Ashland and maybe Mousie, etc.)

Bobcats in Boone County? Not too much of a problem--but keep your house cats inside.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Oh, Kentucky


Christmas parades: Irvington and Owensboro, Nov. 18; Ashland, Nov. 21 (but the party has already started); Lebanon, Nov. 24; Danville, Nov. 25; Greenup, Nov. 28; Cumberland (for the whole "Tri-City"), London, Monticello and Richmond, Dec. 1; Barbourville, Beaver Dam, Fordsville, Georgetown, Harlan ("It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"), Hartford, Henderson, Lawrenceburg, Madisonville, Murray, Somerset and Winchester, Dec. 2; Dawson Springs and Evarts (the football team is serving as grand marshals), Dec. 3; Mount Sterling, Dec. 4; Lexington, Dec. 5; Bardstown, Dec. 7 (Leigh Ann Florence, creator of "Woody, the Kentucky Weiner," will be grand marshal); Frankfort ("Saving Christmas" and "Votes For Women"), Dec. 8; Augusta, Cave City, Elkton, Hanson and Hopkinsville, Dec. 9, and Oak Grove (no downtown/no problem), Dec. 16.