… but we are doing a little maintenance around these parts.
New over at our other blog, The Midnight Tracker: Side 2 from “Fire and Water,” Free’s great 1970 album.
New friends and new reads on the blogroll: Jefito — he of the late, great Jefitoblog — is back in action. He’s leading Jason Hare and a who’s who of blog all-stars in riffing on music and pop culture over at Popdose.
— A bunch of old cassette mixes are lovingly preserved by Michael over at Fusion 45.
— Finally, who’d have thought Green Bay, Wisconsin, would be a hotbed of music blogs? Across town, Kip oversees Rock Sellout, a fine guide to all things new and noteworthy on the indie rock scene (with occasional blasts from the more recent past — the ’80s and ’90s).
Our “Three under the tree” series: The links are down. Christmas tunes return in November. We’re back to the usual stuff for the next 10-plus months.
This is a blue-collar kind of night, and here’s one of the few Bachman-Turner Overdrive tunes I’ve long enjoyed (that is, one that stands up through repeated play). Written and sung by bass player C.F. Turner, it has a nice warm vibe for a cold winter night.
“Blue Collar,” Bachman-Turner Overdrive, 1973, from “Best of BTO (So Far),” 1976. (Also available on “The Best of Bachman-Turner Overdrive: The Millenium Collection,” a 2000 compilation.)