Not a Good Idea – Part One

[audio mp3="https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/02-A-Good-Idea.mp3"][/audio] Showing up at the house where a room was for rent, sometime in 1992. Or was in 1993? For some reason I'm having a hard time remembering when this was. I also don't remember the name of the guy(s) I lived with. And it's not because I was…

Arcadia – The Promise

[audio tracks="https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/107-The-Promise.mp3" images="https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/107-The-Promise-mp3-image.jpg"][/audio] It was late at night and no, it wasn't too late, because Hastings was still open in the mall. But it was dark, and I was in my Honda Civic. Maybe my engine was idling. I was on my way somewhere, possibly home, after an uneventful day…

Deep (Ocean)

I love it when an album is as balanced and beautiful as its cover. Or should that be the other way around? Sometimes I pick up an album because it's fashionable, or I see it and say, "that's something the college kids are listening to, right?" Sometimes it's a mistake…

Fleetwood Mac – Dreams (Auto Body Remix)

Just a lovely remix of "Dreams" from Austin duo, Tibaut Bowman and Felix Moreno, who call themselves Auto Body. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/100216019" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] It's late, I've just finished a stretch of writing, the end of which was dominated by this tune on repeat. Of course, Fleetwood Mac…

Echobelly – Gravity Pulls

https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/01-Gravity-Pulls.mp3 [popout tracks="https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/01-Gravity-Pulls.mp3"] Just a month before I started working at Amoeba, this album came out. I can't remember if I bought it or what, but ever since On, I called myself an Echobelly fan. Sonya Aurora Madan has an extraordinary voice. I wish I had her voice. Well, kind…

R.E.M. – Try Not to Breathe

  [audio mp3="https://www.livelovelisten.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/02-Try-Not-to-Breathe.mp3"][/audio] In 1993, when I was living on Bath Street in Santa Barbara, I used to grab my notebook and pen and a couple CDs and walk on up to The Green Dragon on the corner of Mission and State and wax romantic on a plush easy chair…