Christmas top 5 2012 – #2

December 20, 2012

It is still strange to think that Bob Dylan did a Christmas album. Turns out that the idea of Dylan crooning Christmas has been around for years. Check out this novelty number from back in the 60’s.

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A song for the last day

August 10, 2012

Last day here at UWA, and so I drove the spare car to work. It’s something of a older car; it has a tape deck. I grabbed a tape at random this morning to listen to on the way here. I shoved my hand into a tape drawer and pulled out Bob Dylan at Budokan. I thought it would be set to side 1 but side 2 is what played as I drove here this morning. By the time I got here at UWA and parked the car the song that was playing was Going, Going, Gone. Wow, I couldn’t have chosen a better song for my last day here. Y’know I actually started up this blog because of an internal education programme here at UWA, so it is also appropriate that I use this blog to say goodbye to UWA.


Christmas Top 5 2010: first song

December 13, 2010

My must have Christmas album of last year, apart from Dylan’s festive offering, was “In The Christmas Groove”, with a fantastic James Brown inspired cover, which you can see here.

This album is a collection of rare Christmas themed 60s & 70s funk and soul. I had to order it in from the US and it arrived only a few days before Christmas, so too late for me to use in last year’s Christmas Top 5. So, here is a sampling of what I grooved to around the Christmas Tree last year. Enjoy!!


Focus on Song for a Friday

September 17, 2010

I love it when things flow on from one another, and since we had the progression from Chad and Jeremy to Peter and Gordon, let’s continue on with this logic and turn the attention to another player in this week’s vinyl triptych, namely Jan Akkerman. Read the rest of this entry »


The train is late…

June 11, 2010

But at last it is here. The cover that I have on my copy of Night Train is this:

I think it is a better cover than the original one. Furthermore, it is more in keeping with the overall display as all the covers have illustrations of trains, which is what made me bring them together in the first place.

 And as for how all three look together…for the first time since I started blogging about what I display in my lounge room, here is the actual display from the mantelpiece.


Here’s My Trains A-Comin’

June 7, 2010

Living near a railway line, as I do, I have been meaning to do this display for some time, and so here it is. Choo-Choo!

However, I could not find an image of the cover of the copy of Night Train, that I have, which actually works better with the whole display. I might have to repost this with that actual cover.


Happy B-day Zim

May 24, 2010

The display for this week is in honour of the b-day of Bob Dylan. As anyone can easily tell from a quick perusal of my bookshelves and record and cd stacks I am quite a Dylan fan. I don’t have any of his recent work on vinyl, but I  am able to diplay one record each from the 60’s, 70’s and (shudder) 80’s. I would have preferred to show Infidels, but I used that record last year for a sunglasses display.