Friday, December 12, 2008

Music To My Ears

Time to share the love.

Some of you are frequent visitors of a fellow blogger from New York by way of Memphis. Whether you call him Vinny, Vincent, Bond or (_______) matters not, I like to call him cool. Others of you may not have had the pleasure of getting to know the master of music. Hopefully those of you in the second group will take a moment to go by and say hello. I'm pretty sure you'll be glad you did.

A couple of weeks ago I was catching one of his regular post called "New Music Monday" in which he puts up a couple of songs off one or two CD's he's received for review. He then asks those that are interested to give them a listen and give any feedback that comes to mind. If you like what you hear, you're invited to put your name in the hat for a chance to win said CD. Now how cool is that?

Well, this particular Monday one of the artists being reviewed was Kelly Richey. Apparently she and her band have been getting some pretty glowing press coverage of late. I admittedly, have been living in a musical bubble for quite sometime now and had never heard of her before. The good part of this I suppose, is that I wasn't influenced by anything I'd previously heard. (press wise that is)

Instead I turned on the speakers and sat back taking in some great guitar work and equally quality vocals to go along with it. I left my two cents worth of musical praise and let Vinny know I'd be happy to get a copy of her CD should it make its way across the country to the Pacific northwest. Well, guess what? My name was drawn and the CD was on its way to my mail box.

A couple days later an envelope from the Couch Tunage (AKA Bond's Big Leather Couch) was waiting for me. Now, new music is always a treat, but free new music is even better! I opened the envelope and promptly placed the CD into the player in my truck. BTW- Check out the nice personalized CD sleeve Vinny included. (top of the picture)

After giving it a thorough listening, I'd give Richey a 8 out of 10. Good solid rock and roll with a hint of the blues weaved into the music. I can't say that if I were stranded on an island with only one CD to listen to for the rest of my days that this would be the one, but it will still keep a permante place in my collection.

If you're interested in checking out more about Kelly Richey you can visit her website:

Thanks again for the tunage Mr Bond.

If you'd like to broaden your musical horizons do go and stop by Bond's Big Leather Couch.


San said...

Jeff, thanks for the heads-up on some new music. Since my husband is more musically attuned than I, I too tend to live in a "music bubble." Nice description of that state of ignorance.

You have an award over at my place...

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Good. For. You. Enjoy your tunes.

Have a terrific day and weekend. :)

Jeff B said...

San- Thanks. I went by earlier and had a look.

Sandee- Tey're talking snow around here, so it'll be filled with lots of indoor activities.

buffalodick said...

Eclectic is where I live... My local PSR(Public Sponsored Radio) has sort of sold out, so I am wandering, listening to whatever..

Dr.John said...

Thanks for recomending the blog to us.

BJ Roan said...

I'll go check out both the music and the couch...Thanks!

Jay said...

Yeah, of all the boggers out there, Vinny is one of them! LOL .. Kidding. He's a great guy!

Enjoy your tunes.

Jeff B said...

Buffalo- You would probably enjoy Bond's place. He covers a lot of musical ground there.

Dr John- Just trying to keep the sense of community going.

BJ- You're welcome, hope you like what you find.

Jay- The man of many names and much music is pretty cool indeed.

Mel said...

Oh--now how cool is that?!

Really, that's a brilliant idea for sharing the wealth and making someone's day.

AND who doesn't like prezzies in the mail?!

I'll have to go have a peek.

Nice to see you, sir.
Despite the ribbing--you really are missed, yaknow.

Mimi Lenox said...

You're right. Vinny teaches me a lot about music everyday. His site is informative and friendly. Well, he just rocks. Period.

Congrats to you!

Dana said...

Vinny is the best, isn't he?!? Well, next to you and me, of course *wink*

Travis said...

I know more about music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's than I do about what's currently popular. Vinny makes me pay closer attention and points out artists of interest that I would miss.

Dianne said...

Vin really does do a 'heck-a-doodle' of a good job introducing new music and he's just a really nice guy too

I remember kelly richey's clips - I liked them

Vodka Mom said...

I will certainly go over! I am the QUEEN of procrastination, and need another diversion!

lucky you!

Matt-Man said...

Yay!! I like it when good people win things. Cheers Jeff!!

Jeff B said...

Mel- Prezies are definitely a good thing.

Mimi- I didn't realize how much I was missing till I started reading his site.

Dana- The three of us make a hell of a group eh?

Travis- Ya, i grew up on 70's and 80's rock. It's nice to have some other influences too.

Dianne- Oh no, he;s turned you to the Heck-a-Doodle side!

Vodka- Always happy to help fill the plate.

Matt- Thanks dude.

Bond said...

Heck-a-doodle Jeff...what a nice Thank you write-up...glad you are enjoying the new music!

Jeff B said...

Bond-A-Doddle- You are very welcome. Thanks as well for the card, it arrived yesterday.

Desert Songbird said...

Vinny's a keeper, isn't he? Not because of the new music or the free music, but because of all he offers.