Monthly Archives: March 2017

THE GREAT CURVE 012

THE GREAT CURVE 012 curated by Todd Berryman In fall 1992, paying a visit to see some friends back in my old college town (including my late friend and hardcore cassette fanatic – probably a thousand tapes by the time I’d met him – Brian Haltom, God rest his soul), I ended up in a […]

THE GREAT CURVE 011

THE GREAT CURVE 011 curated by Todd Berryman Here’s one I got reacquainted with recently, a story of an album whose musicians – well, at least one – disowned, for reasons I can’t entirely understand, because it’s pretty danged awesome. The La’s (1990) This is one of those albums whose songs can never fail to […]

THE GREAT CURVE 010

THE GREAT CURVE 010 curated by Todd Berryman This one’s gonna be a short essay, in part because I’m still exploring all the awesomeness here. And it doesn’t quite fit the usual template, because it’s…well, a concept album, split across one decade, and not a lot of people picked up on it. A conspiracy theory […]

THE GREAT CURVE 009

THE GREAT CURVE 009 curated by Todd Berryman Today, we go to late January, 1992, my senior year in college. My roommate Mike was getting ready to move out and do some of his last practical work on an athletic training major, and as something of a last hurrah, he invited me to come hang […]

THE GREAT CURVE 008

THE GREAT CURVE 008 curated by Todd Berryman I’ll start with the blunt aspect of this essay: my mom and birth dad divorced when I was three years old. There, now that we’ve got the downer out of the way, today’s album… 🙂 The Best of Chet Atkins (1964) One of the albums left behind […]