PARENTAL @ DISCRETION @ ADVISORY
@@@ BENTLEY'S BLOG No.49 @@@
IS THIS ME? YES OF COURSE IT IS - I RECOGNISE THE SUIT
Alice Coltrane PTAH THE EL DAOUD
14 tracks of epic proportions
some of them over 4 minutes long!
so singalong everyONE ...
"but we dont know the lyrics johnny"
"lyrics will be provided!"
available exclusively on 180g heavyweight vinyl
from from plane groovy:
@ review @ review @ review
...based on a true story is a perfect blend of eclectic musical genres and smart sophisticated
lyrics. It's musical dexterity, a testament to John's virtuosity, as the bitter sweet 'Thief in
the Night' so beautifully underscores. It's quirky, witty twist on the human condition sweeps
effortlessly through the themes of love and romance. Yet equally embraces such diverse
issues as the plight of the Native Americans, and with tongue firmly in cheek the fragility of
Undoubtedly there is a distinctly different emphasis from Side One's urbane ying to Side
Two's more esoteric yang. Yet John deftly glides through these divergent textures of dark
and light creating a compelling coherence that only an accomplished musician could
successfully pull off.
...based on a true story...evokes a wonderful sense of paradox, an ultra cool album that
leaves a warm glow in your solar plexus.
Alan Card - Insight Magazine.
AND NOW bentley's blog proudly presents ...
@@@ the anatomy of a vinyl collector @@@
Vinyl is history - records are memories . . .
I know that the summer of 1961 was glorious - long - and HOT HOT HOT NOT because I am familiar
with weather statistics - but because Del Shannon's Runaway was pumping out of the tanoy at
the Lido in Skegness every day. I was only 9 years old back then, but I was already Hooked on
Vinyl. And by the time I was 13 years old, l was walking round everywhere with the 1st. Stones
album tucked under my arm. That said more about me than anything else could. I lived and
breathed that record!
We went to parties in the 60's. We'd pile the 45's up on the Dansette - Bits and Pieces - 96 Tears -
She's not there - Apache - You've lost that loving feeling - each girl sat on a boys lap and snogged
him till the record ended - then all the girls moved along one place. It was all innocent fun:-
"who've I got now?" - a new and very enthusiastic girl plonked herself heavily onto my lap and
went straight in for the snogg - "oh no it's the bird with the moustache!" AND I've got to snogg
her for 4 minutes and 29 seconds. How do I know this? Because it's the Animals Epic recording of
House of the Rising Sun.
By the end of the 60's we were rolling up on album covers - I remember exactly where I was when
I first heard the Crosby Stills and Nash album - at Honks flat in Ladbrooke Grove. Listening to it
now I can still smell the Nepalese Temple Balls - Far out.
Vinyl is such a beautiful thing. Our record collections grew. Everyones living room had a stack of
records lent up against the wall. It was like flipping through works of art.
the Grateful Dead AOXOMOXOA
These weren't just records to me, they were a spiritual guide, a mantra and an inspiration.
When CDs came out we thought they were cool - but in retrospect they look and sound shite
don't they? They still have problems with skip ip ip ip ip ip ip ip ipping. The badly designed
plastic covers crack and then fall to bits. And you can't read the credits without a microscope.
Despite (so called) advances in the reproduction of sound - Vinyl is STILL the best way of
listening to music. And my life is mapped out in those grooves.
One thing's for sure -
I'll NEVER sell my record collection
. . . and that's Vinyl!
let's ride tandem again soon ...
buy four now
john the blogtiste
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its its its its ITS ITS ITS ...... based on a true story