Category ODDS & SODS

JON HASSELL, SONIC EXPLORER

PRESS STATEMENT from Jon Hassell’s Family JULY 26, 2021 Our beloved Jon M. Hassell – iconic trumpet player, author, and composer – has passed away at the age of 84 years on June 26th 2021. After a little more than a year of fighting through health complications, Jon died peacefully in the early morning hours […]

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #12 — THE ANSWERS

Below you will find the answers to Vinyl Connection’s 12th Album Cover Quiz: IT’S IN THE BAG (AGAIN) If you missed the quiz, it can be found here. Previous quizzes can be found via the navigation panel on the right, in their own section under ODDS & SODS. Feel free to share your triumphs and […]

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #12 — IT’S IN THE BAG (AGAIN)

For your holiday entertainment, a return of the IT’S IN THE BAG quiz, where an LP is partially glimpsed in a vintage record bag. There are 16 records for you to identify the artist and the album. Usual rules: In Comments, report your score our of 16 (number of Artists + Album Titles you believe you […]

NOW HE SINGS

If I delay writing, I’ll stall for sure. Too much information will kill the personal resonance. What do I do with this Chick-shaped hole? Attempting to cover a sixty year career is daunting. … a few of the thoughts tumbling through the Vinyl Connection brain box as the news of Chick Corea’s death hits home. […]

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #11 — THE ANSWERS

And pens… down. Here are the answers to Album Cover Quiz #11 — “Turn Off The News” Edition Comments, questions, complaints… all welcome

ALBUM COVER QUIZ #11 — “TURN OFF THE NEWS” EDITION

Scanning the Vinyl Connection stats, I noticed the quizzes were polling better than almost anything else. How odd, I thought, perhaps it’s an lockdown thing. Like jigsaws making a comeback. Regardless, the response was clear: Time for another quiz. Album Cover Quiz #11 Like a musical jigsaw, to keep people occupied a little longer, we’ve […]

007

The first film featuring Ian Fleming’s suave anti-hero was Dr No, directed by Terrence Young and released in 1962. The producers thought the plot of an Asian villain interfering with the US space program would resonate with escalating Cold War tensions and set about finding the right actor to portray the British spy. Albert R. […]

ROCKIN’ ALL OVER THE WORLD #5 — BRITAIN

The Rockin’ All Over The World series arose from the bar charts and little maps WordPress kindly provides to demonstrate how our blogs are far less popular than we dreamed. Yet they make fascinating reading when one disengages ego and enjoys the geographical variety. A while ago I decided to launch a project wherein an […]

WHAT’S MY THEME #5

Unless there are loud cries of ‘More!’ from the crowd, #5 will be the last in this series. What links these albums? If you think you have the answer, please translate it into Arabic so others an have a crack. Thanks! DIFFICULTY LEVEL: HARD/DIABOLICAL

WHAT’S MY THEME #4

Well, folks, it seems this particular idea doesn’t have legs. Having taken photos for five progressively more challenging editions, however, I intend to push on relentlessly just in case someone out there is a glutton for punishment. What links these albums? DIFFICULTLY LEVEL: HARD