TA's Diamond's In The Rough...
Well, I've been playing with the Badongo thing for the last few days attempting to get it to work the way I want it to and with a little help from their tech support I think I've figured it out. It takes a little doing to get the track lists to port during the upload process, but "they're working on it" is what they're telling me (it's a Beta service right now).
Before I begin, first let's outline the rules I'm going to play by here with this. I don't steal music from the internet PERIOD. All the songs I will upload to Badongo and post on my sidebar player I purchased as a CD or from iTunes. The only exception will be tunes I myself, or my friends/associates have recorded and have given me permission to post. If you like the tunes I post, PLEASE support the artist by going to your favorite on-line music store or to Amazon.com and purchase a copy.
With that out of the way, lets talk about mad ripping music.
Back at the beginning of December 2006 as I lost my job, my wife lost her gall bladder, and our Christmas vacation plans fell into ruin, I told myself I was STILL far luckier than most. That simple truth, along with family, friends and this album kept me focused on the positive future that awaited me:
Jackson and I traded several mutual admiration e-mails about it and a couple of blog posts too. Since I hadn't listened to it for awhile prior to that period of uncertainty, I had forgotten about some of the deeper cuts that are so good there are few words to accurately describe them. Two of them I've featured on the Badongo player in the right hand sidebar (click the playlist down arrow and click on the song). Both feature unfairly underrated guitar gun slinger Micheal Schenker just GOING OFF!!!
These two tunes were playing in my head constantly as I dealt with all the crap during the holidays and while I won't say they saved my life or anything that ridiculously dramatic, rediscovering the perfection of this album definitely made the road a little bit smoother.
What's cool is now I can actually share the tracks with you thanks to Badongo. It's been the missing link since I first started doing this blogging thing a couple of years ago. So consider this a retro post back to that time. More will follow. Click away and hold onto your shorts!