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Count Your Blessings

MTCD wishes you season’s greetings and happy “holy daze,” as Mary Margaret O’Hara calls it. 20 years ago, the seasonal music album Count Your Blessings was released on compact disc. I used to see it all the time at Sam The Record Man, and was really enchanted by the idea of Jane Siberry, Rebecca Jenkins, […]

The Dark Is Rising ( Mercury Rev Cover ) (Cassette Demo 2002)

Here is a lo-fi cassette demo I recorded in 2002, a cover of Mercury Rev‘s song, The Dark Is Rising. I’m feeling nostalgic for cassette tape motor hum. Composed by: Jonathan Donahue, Sean “Grasshopper” Mackowiak and Jeff Mercel

Rage And Melody: Bob Mould Après le Deluge

Bob Mould, along with his seminal hardcore band Hüsker Dü, carved a sonic path in the 1980s that would define the alternative rock style of the 1990s. Bands like The Pixies and Nirvana were shaped by the melodic but raging distorted power-pop Mould and his bandmates pioneered. In 2011, the guitar-wielding musical alchemist, at 50, […]

The Scientist ( Coldplay Cover ) 09.27.10

I was already a Coldplay fan by the time their second album, A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002) came out, having purchased their first album, Parachutes (2000), and having played it to death. I was so caught up with life and work at the time the second album came out, I just didn’t […]

It Better Not Rain ( Original Demo ) 12.10.09

It better not rain ‘Cause I’ve been lying here for hours Couped up and trying hard Just to stand up Just to get out of my bed It better not rain ‘Cause I’ve been wasting my whole day Just making lists Of just why I hold myself down ‘Til the day starts to drown If […]

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