Head Music Updated

Finally updated the Head Music sidebar thing with the music that's been playing around the house, the car and the office lately. A noticeable lack of metal and of new music, with the exception of the last pick, Witch's new album Paralyzed. I don't have much of an opinion on it yet. J Mascis, the voice and guitar behind Dinosaur jr. (a band I only recently discovered) ditches the six-string and moves to the drum stool where he pounds it out in the vein of mid 70's psych and doom rock. If your thing is retro rock like Wolfmother, Priestess or Witchcraft (my personal favorite) maybe this will be up your alley.

Anyway, if I was going to make a recommendation from anywhere on the list, and you don;t mind spending a little dough, then you could do a lot worse then picking up the 3-CD Complete Savoy and Dial Master Takes of Charlie Parker. This is a great overview of his work, and besides the genius sax playing you also get little known musicians Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie in the mix. There are some jazz musicians (Coltrane and Davis) where I tend to be a completist, and there are some where all I want is a comprehensive overview. Parker falls into the latter, and this set serves nicely.

Final note: U2's "Trip Through Your Wires" is so wonderful it's now my Spring Anthem.

Final FINAL note: I just realized this is my 350th post. Hooray for me!