Monthly Archives: January 2023

Vulcans From 1972

VULCANS_STARTREKThere once was a reggae group called Vulcans.  Their debut album, Star Trek was released in 1972 on the Trojan record label.  Tracks include: Joe Kidd, Red Herring, and Shang Hied.  The album flopped– but I heard Shang Hied today on Heavyweight Reggae via

The Disquiet Junto & Me

Think of a rabbit hole full of every weird sound you could imagine. Lines is an online forum full of experimenters, synthesizers, noise makers, and artists that defy descriptions.  Last fall I joined this community, and I began uploading my own electronic offerings to various threads.  My recording below is the 27th track of the Disquiet Junto Project: On Ice.

Duran Durwhen

duran_durwhen2023 still sounds like a Van Halen record or a futuristic movie title, it’s hard to believe it’s actually here.  Duran Duran helped bring in the new year last night on Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve by playing a medley of their hits from the 80′s.  Jenny and I didn’t stay up to watch the ball drop, but her brother Ben did.  When he texted us that he had seen Duran Duran performing at 10:39, I went looking for it online this morning, and found another video of them doing the same songs on MTV 40 years ago in 1982.  These days the lead singer has a middle aged spread, but he can still hit the high notes.  Rock on wild boys.  Happy new year.