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And today's the day that I'm launching my new blog about old(er) music:

1,000 Pop, World, Gospel, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Blues, Country, Hip Hop, Folk Recordings . . . To Hear Before I Blog.

On February 24, 2013, my girls and I visited a charity Book Fair in Brooklyn, NY. Amid the tens of thousands of books – a number of which we purchased – I noticed Tom Moon’s 1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die.

I was immediately struck by the scale of the thing, quickly followed by the recordings themselves – titles and artists I recognized and loved, a few I hated, many I have always wanted to hear, and even more I’d never heard of, spanning seemingly every genre.

For $2, that I would pick up the book was a given. What was less obvious was how excited I was as we took the two-stop subway ride home. I wanted to hear all 1,000 recordings. I wanted to explore them and enjoy them and discuss them. I wanted to blog about them.

Since then, I have been wading into this deep, wide pool of music with both feet. I have drafts of the first half dozen or so posts on the recordings, and another handful about me and my musical backgroud - I'm planning my posting schedule to be bi-weekly. Starting today.

I love to write, though I don't do enough of it outside of November. And I love to listen to and appreciate music. This blog gives me a chance to put those two loves together.

I hope you'll follow.
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Happy Bidet, er, B-Day, Avri!

Edit: I'm going to cross-pimp my just-posted forum thread about live music concerts on-line here now, since it seems sort of relevant.
"Live" music- Something for everyone!
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Many happy returns of the day.
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Thanks, all. Off to a birthday dinner now with Johanna and a dozen of our closest friends - Family Style Italian dining!

More than 50 visitors and 120 page hits in the first 5 hours is an encouraging start. Though I am a little disturbed that BGG has referred only half as many visitors as FB . . .

Though I'm even more disturbed that Twitter has been a complete bust.

I know, I know - this should have been a Geeklist.
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Wow! Happy Birthday!

Many happy returns of the day!


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Re: It's my birthday and I'll blog if I want to . . .
New post should be live now:

. . . To Hear Before I Blog.

Listening to Dimi Mint Abba & Khalifa Ould Eide – Moorish Music from Mauritania.

Also guest blogging for my buddy Pat Higgins of Jinx Media about his direction of me in my sole screen credit:

Guest Blogger: Avri Klemer on Spookin' 2.
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Happy Birthday and I enjoyed your blog. It is now bookmarked.
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Re: It's my birthday . . .
Free Jazz lunacy this week: The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra – Blu Blu Blu.

This should probably be a geeklist . . .
(Maybe when I hit a dozen posts.)
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Not my birthday anymore, but I'm still blogging:

Now numbered for your OCD pleasure:
Are negative reviews allowed? Apparently so . . .

http://avri1000.wordpress.com/2013/05/03/shakin-the-rafters/
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Re: It's NOT my birthday ANYMORE . . .
Here's #5: AC/DC - Back In Black.

There's also a guest blog from Tuesday on the same album.
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Re: It's NOT my birthday ANYMORE . . .
If the initial hits this week are any indication, Classical music holds less interest to my readers than previous genres. Unless it's specifically *modern* Classical . . .

#6 John Adams - Harmonium
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Re: It's NOT my birthday ANYMORE (but I'm still plugging my blog) . . .
Second week in a row of John Adams.
Just wait until we hit the months of Beethoven or The Beatles!

#7 The Death of Klinghoffer
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Re: It's NOT my birthday ANYMORE (but I'm still plugging my blog) . . .
What a difference a couple of letters make!
By far my favorite recording to date:

#8 Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus - The Real Me
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The first recording from the "new millenium" - does it hold up to the classic albums that came before it?

Spoiler (click to reveal)
No. No it doesn't. YMMV


#9 Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
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Re: It's NOT my birthday ANYMORE (but I'm still plugging my blog) . . .
Another brilliant jazz album, though it couldn't be more different than #3, Blu Blu Blu:

#10 The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - At The Lighthouse
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Re: It's NOT my birthday ANYMORE (but I'm still plugging my blog) . . .
Tom Moon describes this as World Music, but King Sunny Ade's Juju is pure pop:

#11 Kind Sunny Ade - The Classic Years
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Back in my classic rock wheelhouse . . .

#12 Aerosmith - Toys In The Attic
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And now it is a Geeklist and I need never ping this thread again!

1,000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die . . .
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