Wednesday, March 28, 2007

HMK Mystery Stream Week 13

Welcome to Week 13 of the HMK Mystery Stream.

I've been a little under the weather for a few days and with the help of some over the counter meds (or quite possibly as a result) this weeks HMK Mystery Stream takes the form of a trippy audio Nyquil high. You don't need to have a bad cold to enjoy the following selections, but it might help, but please don't wait for a cold as the reason. There's lots of good reasons to close your eyes and check out the goodies below, and if you absolutely need a reason, other than the fact that you might be a courious audio freak such as myself, here are 13 of them, just for you:

Reason Number 1 is something we could all use, and give, a little bit more of...

Reason Number 2 is also the current status of my San Antonio Spurs in the Southwestern Division of the Western Conference.

Reason Number 3 takes us back to some fine GI Jive toe tappin'.

Reason Number 4 is all about the planet, man.

Reason Number 5 reminds us that ole blue eyes could do more than sing.

Reason Number 6 for some reason gives me a craving for a big shot of esspresso and a cup of some good java.

The more I listen to it, Reason Number 7 is probably the most appealing of this bunch.

Don't be a Jughead, relax and enjoy Reason Number 8, it's almost as good as an old TV show on a rainy Sunday.

Both horrible and sweet, you'll either love or hate Reason Number 9.

I think Marvin would find Reason Number 10 quite killer.

Reason Number 11 is a little weird, not that there's anything wrong with that...

It there was ever a time and a place for a good hearty Yee Haw!, then Reason Number 12 will take you there.

And finally, just because Brette, our newly turned 13 year old will think this is toally weird, Reason Number 13 is the big spoonfull of audio Nyquil I promised you at the top...

Next week: More of the same, only, uh, different... it's a Mystery, remember!

Make It Louder,


Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Free Candy!

I know that you want the CANDY!

Make It Louder,


Thursday, March 22, 2007

HMK Mystery Stream Week 012: SpAce!

That's right, dig my signed Destroyer album!

I got this signed literally just moments before Ace went on stage for his show at Axis on Lansdowne Street back in 1989. The silver metallic pen I gave Ace to sign with totally leaked and got all over his hands and black jeans which kind of pissed him off, but actually looked pretty cool when he was on stage. He opened with Rip It Out!

Love'em or hate'em, I'll always be a Kiss fan - everything up until Love Gun and Ace Frehley's solo album that is anyway.

As far as I'm concerned, without Ace, there would be and is no Kiss. Period.

If you're a Kiss or Ace fan you'll dig: THIS.

And here's a cool little something for the Space Man in all of us - dig this Console Audio of the Apollo 11 Landing!

Make It Louder!


Sunday, March 18, 2007

Dude. Where's the Party Shane?

Meet Sir Shane Whitefield. The ultimate SXSW host and King of Cool Free Stuff Concierge.

And this is, I think, my 6th SXSW with fellow music freak Eric Greene.

Thanks again for the crashpad Shane!

SXSW 2007 Shots

Here's a few random shots from SXSW!

After a few ice cold Pabst Blue Ribbons right after breakfast The rocking Deadstring Brothers live at the Yard Dog for the annual Bloodshot Records SXSW bash totally reminded me of The Band meets The Stones circa Exile On Mainstreet.

Although this is a tame studio version the live take was killer. Dig Deadstring Brothers: Get Up Jake!

Make It Louder,


Thursday, March 15, 2007

HMK Mystery Stream Week 011: Feeling Lucky

Yo! Welcome to Week Eleven of the HMK Mystery Stream.

For maximum enjoyment of this weeks stream it's highly recommended that you crank it up to 11.

I'll be up in Austin hoping to score a deal on a wrist band. Money's a little tight for me at the moment but thanks to my buddy Shane Whitefield, I've always got a great place to crash up in Austin so, yeah, I'm feeling lucky.

Question is, are you Feeling Lucky, Punk?

If you'd like more info on this weeks stream, and you know you do, click HERE.

Make It Louder!

Viva SXSW!

Peace and good luck,


Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Lucky 13!

In celebration of my San Antonio Spurs winning their 13th game in a row last night, March 13th, as well as the official release of the first Season of Hawaii 5-0 on DVD, Yes!

Here's a killer version of the Hawaii 5-0 theme by Harry Roche Constellation off of the album entitled "Selections from the In-Flight Library of Quantas 747B: There's Music In The Air!"



Saturday, March 10, 2007

Brad Delp Found Dead In His Home

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- Brad Delp, the lead singer of the 1970s and '80s rock band Boston was found dead at his home in southern New Hampshire on Friday, local police said.

Delp, 55, apparently was home alone and there was no indication of foul play, Atkinson, New Hampshire, police said.

With Delp's big, high-register voice, Boston scored hits with "More Than a Feeling," "Long Time," and "Peace of Mind."

The band's popularity peaked in the late 1970s, but it remained active off and on, producing its last album "Corporate America" in 2002.

Delp was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and bought his first guitar at age 13 after seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, according to his Web site. Since 1994, he spent his spare time working in a tribute band called Beatle Juice, the band's Web site said.

The band's Web site carried a statement, "We've just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll."

RIP Brad.


Thursday, March 08, 2007

HMK (Not So) Mystery Stream: Episode 010

Jim Baldwin, known as DJ Jimmie Jazz, hosts the Jimmie Jazz show on Wool FM in Bellows Falls, Vermont that focuses on 1920s hot dance and personalities of the period.

This low-power community radio opened for broadcasting on 25 June 2005. Jim's show is on Thursdays, 1-3 PM Eastern.

Jim is a past president of NESPRS (New England Society for the Preservation of Recorded Sound) and is a member of The Toast of New York and the IAJRC (the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors).

Dig some of the rea old school vibes featuring the angelic voice of Annette Hanshaw.

Make It Louder,


Thursday, March 01, 2007

Yo! Free & Full!

After scoring 3 free meals in a row, Yo!

That's Right: We're Fuuuuuuullllllll!

HMK Mystery Stream 009: The Old Codger

The Old Codger (Courtney T. Edison) proudly plays 78 rpm discs "like they're going outta style." Fond of Ukulele Ike, Louis Jordan, and the Brox Sisters, he's cantankerous, crude, and known for his colorfully faulty memory.

So sit back, relax and enjoy a few hours of misplaced memories, questionable nostalgia, deranged opinions, and music nobody else cares about...

Drift Away with The Old Codger One.

Get Happy with The Old Codger Two

Make It Louder,


Learn more about the man that's outlived five generations of obituary writers, The Old Codger.