Actually, there's not much of a "boo factor" in this month's Pilsner's Picks— I really don't have much music that's suitable for Halloween parties. I did manage to scare up one ghostly number, though, although it's not very scary. It's more like something that you'd hear on the soundtrack of an early animated cartoon, accompanying the dance of some "rubber hose" ghosts.
Anyway, here are the October Picks (with a weak, obligatory "Boo" from yours truly).…
A long, hot summer of unpredictable politics, that is. We're enjoying (or suffering through) one of the most fascinating U.S. presidential races in many years, but now I'll take a break from obsessively following it and get back to the IMPORTANT stuff— namely, Pilsner's Picks! Submitted for your approval, the September edition.
With all the controversy that's going on right now over hunting, I have to admit that I did a LOT of hunting in my callow youth— hunting for rare 78's, that is, in the darkest and most forbidding thrift shops of New York City and northern New Jersey!
I took many trophies, which are now presented to the curious as Pilsner's Picks; here's the August edition.
Some fireworks that are very old can still pack a wallop! So please stand back while I light the fuse on the July edition of Pilsner's Picks. Included this month is a rare, late electrcal recording by John Philip Sousa's marching band. "The March King" began recording on Edison cylinders back in the 1890's, and most of his records were made in the very low-fi acoustical format that was the industry standard until 1925. Then, the new electrical recording method was perfected, and it…Continue