Category Archives: Monk’s Blog

New York (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 18)

This is probably my favorite Lou Reed album. I remember when it came out, and I was already a little familiar with his work, having a cassette of his “hits” and hearing his music on the radio – I was … Continue reading

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Mistrial (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 17)

Lou Reed seems a bit upset in the opening and title track for his 1986 album Mistrial. It almost seems a reaction to the mediocre reception his albums have been getting. he has his two guitars, bass and drums formula … Continue reading

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2018 Folklife Cultural Focus

Did you know the annual Folklife Festival has a “cultural focus” each year? In 2014 the focus was India, 2006 Arab communities, and 2004 the Horn of Africa. Each year apparently has a different focus be it regional or cultural, … Continue reading

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New Sensations (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 16)

Opening with “I Love You Suzanne” the album New Sansations is one of Lou Reed’s more underrated offerings. A very upbeat number sets the tone for what is probably one of the most uncharacteristic albums in Lou Reed’s catalog. “I … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 11-10-17

Just a few shots this time around, but I promise they are worth it. First up we have Xavier in one of the last soccer games of the season. He did really well and has some natural athletic ability. Not … Continue reading

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Legendary Hearts (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 15)

There are a lot of shorter songs on Legendary Hearts. Of the eleven songs, only one clocks in at over 6 minutes, with four under 3 minutes and six between 3 and 4 minutes in length. Did returning to his … Continue reading

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Halloween 2017

Yes, I know this is late and everybody has moved on from this day at this point, but I’m having a long but great week. part of which will be in another post. You might remember I mentioned carving pumpkins … Continue reading

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October 2017 Geek Fuel Unboxing

This month’s box came in last week, and August it might not be the best month’s content, but still is of good quality. Here is the video of him opening it up first. The shirt is a pretty cool design. … Continue reading

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The Blue Mask (Lou Reed – Artist Of The Year Part 14)

The Blue Mask was released in 1982, and opens with “My House” a typical Lou Reed story song told in the first person. It is difficult to tell just how autobiographical this song is, but by name checking his then-wife … Continue reading

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Phamily Foto Phriday 10-27-17

Before I get into the rest of the pictures I want to¬† first highlight one from yesterday and the story behind it. Yesterday I took the boys and Grace to get flu shots while Laura and and Dela were at … Continue reading

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