Vinyl Day 9: Steve Martin “A Wild and Crazy Guy”, Billy Joel “Glass Houses”, & The St. Paul’s Boys Choir “Christmas Carols Good Christian Men Rejoice”

Hello! Last week was mentally and emotionally taxing for me, and I felt more like expressing myself than thinking about much (even the small things). I am back again with Vinyl Day 9. Catch up on the other days here.


Artist: Steve Martin
Album: A Wild and Crazy Guy
Year: 1978
Genre: Comedy
Record Origins: Mum and Dad

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This is a classic, and I am proud my parents have it in their collection. This album won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album, reached #2 on the Billboard Pop charts, and is in the U.S. Library of Congress and National Recording Registry.

The classic “King Tut” is included on this album.


Artist: Billy Joel
Album: Glass Houses
Year: 1980
Genre: Rock, new wave, pop
Record Origins: Mum and Dad

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I am pretty up front about my preferences here, and one of those preferences is that I do not prefer Billy Joel. In fact, I’d say he’s an edgelord and a tool, and that’s not just my personal opinion. The only positive thing I have to say about this album is that I like the cover art. It’s a little hokey and trying too hard to be edgy, but it’s a cool pic.

The absolute dick moves of Billy Joel aside, he tries so hard to be cool. He sings about rock and roll but is so not what I think of as rock and roll. I rest my case with the music video of  “It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me”, from the Glass Houses album.



Artist: The St. Paul’s Boys Choir
Album: Christmas Carols Good Christian Men Rejoice
Year: 197?/198?
Genre: Choral
Record Origins: Mum and Dad

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As I’ve gone through many of these albums, I’ve thought “Why are there so many fucking Christmas albums?”. Then I remembered: my mom really loves Christmas music. I find this endearing about her, and I like to listen to it with her.

I am unable to find much about this specific album. I also did not spend that much time looking for information about it. It was never opened, and I don’t plan to start that trend any time soon.

I can imagine the album sounds something like this:


Thanks for joining for Day 9! Hopefully I will feel a little better this week so I can continue writing this series as I still have probably 15+ days left in this series. Who’s to say?

“Illegitimi non carborundum” Vibes with The Budos Band

Illegitimi non carborundum is a mock-Latin aphorism, often translated as ‘Don’t let the bastards grind you down’. The phrase itself has no meaning in Latin and can only be mock-translated as a Latin–English pun.

Today, I feel disappointed and tired on so many levels today. The Budos Band strikes me as the proper fellas to see it through.

Isolated with “Delete Forever” by Grimes

Here is a comprehensive list of things I know about Grimes:

  1. Elon Musk
  2. Elon Musks’s baby
  3. She’s way beautiful and strange.
  4. This is the one song I know, and I like it:

This song is about the opioid epidemic. However, as it was released around when the Covids were gettin’ hot hot hot, I think this song will become or already is the theme of isolation.

For me, this song plays in the background when I think about all of the unfinished things waiting to be picked back up when there is a return to a new normal. These pages beg me to finish them, but I would rather shut that book and walk away as I used to be able to easily do.

The Old’s Old Records #1: Gustav Holst’s The Planets, PiL’s Greatest Hits So Far, Hound Dog Taylor’s Beware Of The Dog, Pink Floyd’s The Wall & Final Cut

My friend William at A1000MISTAKES is also digging out his records with a funny story about an angry ex. Great picks and trippy picks inside:

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OK, something different for this Thursday morning! So the old’s are my mother and father, off course and I do have what is left of their old record collection plus seems we are all staying at home right now, it might be a good time listen to all these?

I’m borrowing/stealing this cool idea from a blog/blogger: Bitchfork subtitled still not as bitchy as Pitchfork, which is funny/true! Bitchfork is linked here and her name is Keelin Billue who’s writing/blogging from Chicago. It’s called Vinyl Days so I’ve re-named my inspired post but here’s the last Vinyl Days post linked here or the tag linked here, please do check out Bitchfork blog because she’s got great taste in music and total wicked blogger!

A little background to begin: all these are begin pulled out of a big purple painted wooden box in the corner of my living room, straight…

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Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee

Today, I had a wonderful exchange with my friend TK:

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TK and I have been friends for 12 years. Our friendship is very much marked by the aughts.  Having first been introduced on MySpace, we met for the first time in person in New Orleans when he was visiting with his wonderful friends and bought my 2008 Bonnaroo ticket. We’ve stayed in touch ever since with ebbs and flows mostly because I ebb in most of my relationships (still working on this, friends).

Suffice to say, he is wonderful friend and knows me well. Thus his recommendations are some I hold in highest regard. When he texted me about the latest Waxahatchee album, Saint Cloud, I immediately turned it on.

I love this album and captures all the feelings and cultural trappings I feel so personally to boot.