Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Book Review: Ashes


Middle-aged brothers Jason and Tom Prendergast thought they were completely done with each other. Perceived betrayal had burned the bridge between them, tossing them into the icy river of estrangement. But life – and death – has a robust sense of irony. When they learn that their cruel father has died and made his final request that they travel together across the country to spread his ashes, they have no choice but to spend a long, long car trip in each other’s company. It’s either that or lose out on the contents of the envelope he’s left with his lawyer.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Willie Nelson - Always On My Mind (35th anniversary)

Today (February 28th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Always On My Mind by Willie Nelson. The 1982 album spent ninety-nine weeks on the US Billboard Album charts, including three weeks at the peak spot of number 2. On the US Billboard Country charts, it spent an impressive 253 weeks on the charts, which included a total of 22 weeks at the number 1 spot.

For more on this album, click here.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Alabama - Mountain Music (35th anniversary)

Today (February 25th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Mountain Music, the third studio album from Alabama. This 1982 release peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Country Chart and number 14 on the US Billboard Album chart (it spent a total of one hundred fourteen weeks on that latter chart).

For my full review of this album, click here.

Friday, February 24, 2017

John Denver - Seasons of the Heart (35th anniversary)

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the release of John Denver’s sixteenth studio album. 1982’s Seasons of the Heart went to number 39 on the US Billboard Album (with thirty-three weeks total on the chart) and number 18 on the US Country Album charts.

For the full album review, click here.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Bertie Higgins - Just Another Day In Paradise (35th anniversary)


This month marks the 35th anniversary of the release of Bertie Higgins' debut album Just Another Day In Paradise. It spent twenty-five weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 38.

For my review of this album, please click here.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Simon & Garfunkel - The Concert In Central Park (35th anniversary)

Today (February 16th) marks the 35th anniversary of the release of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel’s 1982 live double-album The Concert In Central Park. The duo had gone their solo ways over a decade before but they reunited in September of 1981 for a free concert on the Great Lawn of Central Park in New York City. The show was attended by more the 500,000 people and was videotaped for an airing on HBO in 1982. The album spent thiry-four weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 6.

For more on this concert album, click here

Monday, February 13, 2017

Haircut One Hundred - Pelican West (35th anniversary)

This month marks the 35th anniversary of the release of Haircut One Hundred's debut album Pelican West. The album spent thirty-seven weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 31.

For my review of this album, please click here.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

XTC - English Settlement (35th anniversary)

Today (February 12th) marks the 35th anniversary of the release of XTC’s fifth studio album English Settlement. The 1982 release spent twenty weeks on the US Billboard Album chart where it peaked at number 48.

For my complete album review, click here.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Thompson Twins - Set (35th anniversary)

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Set, the second studio album from the English pop group Thompson Twins.

For my full album review, click here.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Nick Lowe - Nick the Knife (35th anniversary)

This month marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Nick the Knife, the third solo album from Nick Lowe. This album spent fourteen weeks in 1982 on the US Billboard Album chart where it peaked at number 50.

For my full album review, click here

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Shalamar - Friends (35th anniversary)

Today (January 29th) marks the 35th anniversary of Shalamar's release of their sixth studio album Friends. This certified Platinum album spent twenty-five weeks back in 1982 on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 35.

For my full review, click here.

Huey Lewis and the News - Picture This (35th anniversary)

Today (January 29th) marks the 35th anniversary of the release of Huey Lewis and the News' second studio album Picture This. It spent fifty-nine weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 13.

For my review of this album, please click here.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The B-52's - Mesopotamia (35th anniversary)

Today (January 27th) marks the 35th anniversary of the release of the B-52's EP Mesopotamia. It spent eighteen weeks on the US Billboard Album chart back in 1982, peaking at number 18.

For my full album review, click here.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How Far Personal Computing Has Come

In reading Unit 2 on digital devices in the textbook New Perspectives on Computer Concepts 2016: Comprehensive by June Parsons for my graduate studies for my MLIS (masters in library and information science), I could not help but be reminded of how far personal computing has come in my own lifetime.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Waitresses - Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful? (35th anniversary)

Today (January 11th) marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Wasn't Womorrow Wonderful?, the debut album from the Waitresses. It spent twenty-four weeks on the US Billboard Album chart, peaking at number 41.

For my full review, click here.