12 albums

I associate Led Zeppelin I with a bicycle accident,

SupremesSingHDHHere’s an ill person’s guide to blogging. You get some Facebook and blogging buddy to write, on the former platform:

Rules: Copy this and paste in your status update, list 12 albums that have stayed with you, but only 1 per band/artist. Don’t take too long and don’t think too hard… No compilations.

Well, the not thinking part was easy. Links to all songs listed.

1. Revolver – The Beatles. This will always be on the list. Unless it’s Rubber Soul. Many specific memories growing up with this album.
Representative song: For No One; this version is by Paul McCartney

2. Pet Sounds – Beach Boys. Whereas this will ALWAYS be on the list, period. The movie Love and Mercy has only enhanced my appreciation.
Representative song: You Still Believe in Me

3. Sticky Fingers – Rolling Stones. I always bounce between this album and Aftermath, the first Rolling Stones LP I think of as an album as opposed to hits and filler.
Representative song: Sway

4. Sweet Baby James – James Taylor. Lived in every dorm room in the early ’70s.
Representative song: Lo and Behold

5. Court and Spark – Joni Mitchell. Inextricably tied to a short-lived romance.
Representative song: Free Man in Paris

6. Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland. I LOVED the cover, as well as the music therein.
Representative song: Remove This Doubt

7. Puzzle People – Temptations. Barely beat out The Temptations with a Lot o’ Soul. This is part of the wah-wah sound of the group, as David Ruffin left and Dennis Edwards joined an album earlier.
Representative song: Don’t Let The Joneses Get You Down

8. Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon. Inextricably tied to the Okie in my mind. If I ever got it together to pick my favorite albums of the 1970s, this would be in the top five.
Representative song: I Do It for Your Love

9. We Shall Overcome – Pete Seeger. I wrote extensively about this album here.
Representative song:
Tshotsholosa (Road Song)

10. Talking Book – Stevie Wonder. He had a series of great albums this year (1972), and the next, and the next, and two years after that.
Representative song: I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)

11. The Band (2nd album, brown cover). Like much of my early music, I was turned onto this album by good friend Karen.
Representative song: King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

12. Led Zeppelin (1st album). Oddly enough, I associate this with a bicycle accident, which I wrote about here.
Representative track: How Many More Times

I didn’t even get past 1975.

Advisory: Presidential Candidates Visiting Albany

Parking Restrictions: Monday, April 11, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to Midnight

Here’s an email I got a couple days ago, but failed to post:

The Albany Police Department has learned that three presidential candidates will be coming to the City of Albany next week [TODAY, on the same day!]

On Monday, April 11, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and businessman Donald Trump are all planning on holding events.

Governor Kasich is scheduled to be at the Fort Orange Club, 110 Washington Avenue from 12:00 p.m. to approximately 2:00 p.m. for a private event.

Senator Sanders will be holding a rally at the Washington Avenue Armory located at the corner of Lark Street and Washington Avenue. Doors will open at 11:00 a.m. and Senator Sanders is scheduled to speak at 2:00 p.m. The event will conclude at approximately 3:30 p.m.

[The University Club is only a couple blocks from the Armory.]

Donald Trump will be holding a rally at The Times Union Center, 51 South Pearl Street. Doors will open at 4:00 p.m. and Trump is scheduled to speak at 7:00 p.m. The event will conclude at approximately 9:00 p.m.

[This is a handful of blocks away from the Fort Orange Club, and a couple block s from where I work.]

For full details, view this message on the web.