Music to the Marrow (To What Are You Listening?)

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I used my last CD-R to burn the first compilation in a while onto a compact disc.

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It's an ode to my big brother (RIP) who passed away last week.
He'd probably never heard most of the songs but I feel pretty sure his toes would be tapping as the tunes play in the background while we'd sit around and chat. He chose to stay in the same vein music-wise with bands he was familiar with from his younger days. Tom Petty, Doobie Bros, Yes, Genesis etc. REM was probably the most modern band he had in his collection.
So whenever he'd visit I'd have a compilation going in the background. He'd often remark to his friends "they just don't make good music anymore" so one year at Christmas I gave him a 10 pack of compilations of modern music with a few mixed in he'd know like a John Cougar Melenamp or a Blackfoot song the radio never played. He told his friends after that "the radio don't play any good music anymore"……

My work truck has seemingly every feature available except a 3.5mm port. The bluetooth and usb port both prompt whatever is being played to the driver side door in mono. Ugh! So I use the CD player to jam on the commute to and from work. It's just nice to be able to feel the accoustics while stuck in traffic.

I ended this one with a Smashing Pumpkins cover of the Fleetwood Mac tune (written by Stevie Nicks) Landslide. That tune meant a lot to him later in life. Until we meet again big bro……
 
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