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Stephen Mejias Posted: Jul 15, 2009 0 comments
I've realized why the opening few moments of Tom Abbs & Frequency Response's "Lost" make me want to just stop and cry. I find those moments so painfully beautiful because they remind me of my grandmother (my mother's mother) singing to me when I was a child. At first, I thought it was "You Are My Sunshine," but now I realize that it's "All the Pretty Horses." Listening again, I wish now I had someone to sing it to, someone to play it for.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Oct 09, 2009 6 comments
I’m not going to get all flowery and poetic on this one. I’m just going to say: Buy this record.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Jan 08, 2010 7 comments
For the past several days, I’ve had Neil Young’s newly remastered solo debut playing on repeat. Robert received a copy of the Neil Young Archives Official Release Series HDCD and I swiped it from him. (Actually, I was like, “May I please listen to that awesome stuff, please?”) Young’s first four albums, Neil Young, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After The Goldrush, and Harvest, make up the first offering from the NYA ORS:
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Dec 30, 2009 17 comments
For Christmas, I received the new vinyl reissue of Nirvana’s seminal 1991 album, Nevermind. This beautiful thing, mastered by acclaimed engineer, Bernie Grundman, and pressed at RTI on extremely quiet 180gm vinyl, is brought to us by Original Recordings Group. Thank god for them.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Jan 10, 2007 7 comments
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Mar 17, 2009 2 comments
The music begins before he arrives. There are horns and hollers and hand claps. Then comes the MC: "Right now, ladies and gentlemen, we'd like to introduce the star of our show, the young man you've all been waiting for, Mister Soul! So, what d'you say? Let's all get together and welcome him to the stage with a great, big hand! How 'bout it?! How 'bout it?!"
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Jan 07, 2009 2 comments
Ceramic Dog's Party Intellectuals wins the award for Best Album of 2008 That I Never Wrote Anything About.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Feb 20, 2009 0 comments
Willie Nelson's Phases and Stages was released one year prior to Wainwright's Unrequited and takes a somewhat similar artistic approach. It is clearly a concept album with two distinct, but closely related, sides.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: Sep 20, 2007 4 comments
Last week, my wonderful coworkers completely surprised me with a delicious birthday cake.
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Stephen Mejias Posted: May 22, 2009 4 comments
Did you know that we recently remastered our Rhapsody? The album is a tribute to George Gershwin, conducted by pianist Hyperion Knight, and it's good, good fun on the hi-fi.


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