Lena Lovich - Home / Writing on the Wall (1979)
Genre: New Wave
Rating: ★★★★☆
Out of the post-punk milieu, Lena Lovich was possibly the most quirky and hard to pigeon-hole. And that's saying a lot because that time was known for left field works. If post-punk were a spectrum, I'd put her somewhere between Siouxsie Sioux and Cyndi Lauper. These numbers are kind of hard but still folksy and poppy enough to get everyone's head nodding. Decent for a casual party.
Rob Dee - ME (2008)
Genre: Hip Hop
Rating: ★★★★☆
Some artists have almost no resources. Despite this, they find a way to make things work. Rob Dee's music wins entirely due to his larger-than-life personality and compelling storytelling. Maybe part of this is due to being a Nashville rapper. But what sticks with me is the character development in each of his songs. Not great in the orthodox sense, but an impressive statement from an outsider.

I'm thinking about starting to collect 45's... Any thoughts?

I generally collect most physical music media. Right now, I'm sharing my 7" vinyl collection.
Floy Joy - Operator Operator (1985)
Genre: Jazz-Funk
Rating: ★★★★☆
This song was a minor hit—it peaked at #76 on the UK singles chart. It deserved better. Operator is a smooth dance jaunt with a killer horn solo. Mission continues the party. Carroll Thompson provided vocals, and Don Was produced. But also, look at that cover. From an artistic standpoint, this is beautiful. In an alternate reality, maybe 80s jazz-funk would be more appreciated.
Diego De Pietri - The Other Songs (2005)
Genre: Latin
Rating: ★★☆☆☆
This is what it is. Diego De Pietri is an Emmy award-winning producer who owns a recording studio in LA. He does a good job, write some decent ditties, and seems to have a passion for Latin music. But just as the title says, these are other songs -- a collection of stuff that De Pietri probably had lying on his hard drive that he just wanted to put out into the world. Some are better than others, but none really grab me.
Tina Turner - We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome)
Genre: Rock
Rating: ★★★★☆
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The Queen of Rock! That's Tina Turner, and this is the hot single she made for Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome—a film she also starred in. This was made near her big comeback—the greatest re-emergence in pop music history. And make no mistake, this is a good song. Tina Turner is ferocious as hell, no holds barred. B-side is just an instrumental of the A-side. Oh well. But what a good song by one of the greats.
I have no idea what this is but I'll wager a guess. It's probably really bad sci-fi, which is my jam.
Barbara Perry - Say You Need It / Unlovable (1967)
Genre: Soul
Rating: ★★★★★
People celebrate the likes of James Brown and Aretha Franklin. But what's more amazing is who's been forgotten. Barbara Perry was just as great as an any 60s soul singer. Say You Need It has heart on your sleeve vocals paired with driving basslines and blasts of horn. Unlovable is another winner. Unfortunately, most of Barbara Perry's catalog has not been digitized—you can only find many songs on 7" 45 RPM.
Ballboy - All the Records on the Radio are Shite (2002)
Genre: Indie rock
Rating: ★★★★☆
Not too wax too poetic about this, but in the early '00s, indie was usually what its name implied: independent. A lot of bands on boutique labels issued 7" EPs—even as the format had yet to be revived. Ballboy is no "legend" but they are indie in the true sense. It's nothing hard or extreme, but they offer personal songs with wit and personality. These four songs are welcome on my turntable any time.
Dehd - Blue Skies (2022)
Genre: Trashpop
Rating: ★★★★★
Today, Madelene wanted her Ducky to hold the new package. We're listening to Chicago-based Dehd. So far, they've released one of the best albums of 2022. The steady-as-metronome drums pairs well with jangling guitar and thick bass. But the secret weapon is the quirky boy-girl vocals. It's like hearing the audio equivalent of dessert. People say rock is dead. From where I'm standing, it's alive and well.

WIP art of myself 

:retootPlz: just a sketch for the next drawing in my lil thread to feel better about myself (idk how hands work dont mind that)
(please refrain from commenting on the body)

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selfie, no ec, boost if you're a meave enjoyer 

ready to go out in the summer weather :3

going to a party and the theme is jungle so it was an excuse to wear the trashiest outfit i could put together

Making an art a day day 8 

i was getting too predictable and complacent so i did something completely different. have some abstract cartoonyness

i always get bored when i do the same thing for too long, which is a blessing and a curse

also trans colors!!!!!! finally

The Bitters - East
Genre: Garage Rock
Rating: ★★★★☆
An overwhelming blast of Canadian garage punk, from the same folks who brought you F*cked Up. Buzzsaw guitar noise and peppy drums mixed with feminine vocals. This is the kind of rock every kid in his basement aspired to make. Nothing pensive, just seat by your pants adrenaline that goes from 0-60 immediately. What people forget about the '00s was that there were a lot of great garage bands.
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