Time for the thrilling conclusion! Last time we talked a lot and then read TWO WHOLE SONGS from Wishbone Ash’s album Argus. Let’s finish it!
You’ve may have a favorite band name. It’s not necessarily the name of your favorite band. It’s maybe something odd or weird or even just kind of random. I’m not sure which my favorite is, but “Wishbone Ash” is definitely a contender. I don’t think it’s “random.” I think I read somewhere it has something to do with the wood used to make musical instruments. I suppose it doesn’t matter. Let’s do a tarot reading for Wishbone Ash’s album Argus.
Back on Tuesday I took a trip down memory lane and wrote about two whole songs! It’s Thanksgiving, what do you want from me? Let’s get in there and finish Decisions of the Sky!
I figured, what with Thanksgiving and all, that maybe I should take it easy this week. In addition, I only just now got my internet back after a three day outage. So what could I do? I haven’t yet left the safe waters of “concept album” to talk about albums that are “just” collections of songs. Well, maybe I did with Abbey Road, but I feel like by that time the Beatles were one step away from making concept albums anyway. So guess what? I remembered that time Blues Traveler released a miniature album for free on their website!
I’ve been doing a lot of tarot posts recently. I kind of jumped right in, too. So I thought I would write about the possible ways you could use tarot cards, and some of the ideas underlying how I use them and why it makes sense to do music criticism with them.
Last week we started reading Scenes from a Memory by Dream Theater. We left it at a slow moment, about to tip into another frenetic rock piece. Let’s get in there!
I was looking over my list of albums I’ve put together, and none of them were thrilling me. So I decided to bother chat about it. Like many people, I jump onto Twitch several times a week to watch my favorite streamer, and I’m active enough in chat that people are used to me being around. So I asked them what some of their most personally significant albums were. I got a ton of options, some I knew, some I don’t. I wrote them all down. But the streamer himself reminded me of Dream Theater! So here we are!
It’s Bram Stoker’s birthday! He was born in 1847 in Dublin Ireland. Did you know he was Irish? Let’s talk some about Bram Stoker. This Victorian Gothic literature degree should come in handy once in a while, right?
Here’s a nice, simple sort of post for a Monday afternoon. Have you ever heard the advice to draw a tarot card every day? You probably have if you’ve read any books on tarot or checked out any other blogs. It’s a common piece of advice. I do it, and I note down the card in my day planner. I have a record — with gaps — going back three or four years, now.