It's February, it's R2DF time, and that means it's time for my annual plea to JA and co. to collect all of the R2DFs and publish them in book form.
This year really shows however that most of the records that one would really die for have been cited already. This year's list is really more like records-I- would-accept-a-serious-illness-that-I-ultimately-recover-from-for. I just can't see Wes accepting death over losing that Bobbie Gentry collection. He might agree to get the flu though.
But I really do love this feature and there are always good suggestions for new music, some of which I embarrassingly own but haven't played in years (Young Marble Giants and "Muswell Hillbillies"), some of which I've circled around for years but never bought ("Have Moicy"), some of which I never heard of but I want to check out (the new Carla Bley), and some of which are to me truly R2DFs ("Second Winter," "Piper at the Gates of Dawn," and "Our Man in Jazz.")