Friday, June 25th 2021
“Individually, we are one drop. Together, we are an ocean.“ – Ryunosuke Akutagawa
“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.” – Isak Dinesen
“Sometimes in the waves of change, we find our true direction.” – Unknown
Sharing some great music from a fun and windy town called Chicago, from one of my best buddies known as, Jay Montana, to get this weekend going! Jay and I met while taking improv classes at Second City, good thing he had music to fall back on. Just kidding, he is hilarious, a great guy, and he’s super talented on the guitar.
In addition to Jay’s other music ventures, he is a member of the band Tautologic. Their newest album, Wheels Fall Off, was released on April 2nd of this year. As of April 29th the album was #8 on the Relix/Jambands.com radio chart and is getting solid reviews.
Check out this glowing review from Hans Werksman at Here Comes the Flood:
“Few albums come full circle without dropping the ball a few times along the way, but Wheels Fall Off by Chicago based progressive art rock sextet Tautologic is one of them. After a short intro/nursery rhyme featuring the band’s songwriter Ethan Sellers kids they are off for a visit to a musical candy store, touching base with ska (Memo To Yourself), Zappa-esque instrumentals (Rocket Surgery) and breakneck speed folk (Fat, Dumb, and Happy, High School Reunion). Tautologic cater to fans from so many genres that it could have turned into a muddy, faceless mess, but they are able to get to the core and add a smathering of bells and whistles that lets each track shine like the queen of the prom. Whether it is funky disco (Covered In Grit) or a late night jazzy torch song (Summer, 1995), this band really has both the stamina and the skills ‘to keep driving ’til the Wheels Fall Off.'”
Friday, July 30th 2021 “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” ~ Groucho Marks “The dog lives for the day, the hour, even the moment.” ~ Robert Falcon Smith A song to start the weekend: I’ll Be Doggone by Solomon Burke on Spotify/YouTube.
Friday, July 23rd 2021 “The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche “I have to remind myself that some birds aren’t meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright.” ~ Stephen King More Photos @ https://www.instagram.com/considinekim/ A song to get the weekend rolling: Well…Alright by… Continue Reading →
Friday, July 16th 2021 “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson “Keep your face to the sunshine and you will never see the shadows.” ~ Helen Keller A song to get the weekend rolling: I Think We’re Alone Now by Tommy James and The Shondells… Continue Reading →
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“Smell the sea and feel the sky, let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison