Tag Archives: 2017

Dazzling Go-Betweens Documentary Lights The Fire Anew

I can’t believe I haven’t written about The Go-Betweens in the nearly eight years of this blog. For many years I thought that I first heard of them when the video for “Spring Rain” was a staple of the early … Continue reading

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2017 – The Year In Buying Music

“Going into 2017, I’d like to see a slight paring back of music bought in the upcoming year. Last year I bought a release for every post made in the year [210] and that’s a bit too much stuff. I know for … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 8]

[continued from last post] The last few years of my correspondence with Ron he mentioned his concern for his health. He was diagnosed as borderline diabetic and he was pretty vigilant about following his doctor’s instructions. In later years, he … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 6]

[continued from previous post] I next saw Ron four years after Ron-Kon, when we were planning a get together for chasinvictoria’s own 50th birthday in 2012. My wife put the call out and Ron and Dorothy made the rare trip … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 5]

Ron had an amazingly w-i-d-e range of musical tastes. Honestly, on a Venn Diagram, our tastes probably looked like this: I might like a much wider range of music now than I did at the age of 16, but Ron’s … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 4]

[continued from previous post] In 1990, our paradigm got shaken up when Ron moved from his home in Long Beach [whose address is the only other one besides my current and childhood home addresses, I have memorized from decades of … Continue reading

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Ron Kane: 1958-2017 [part 3]

[continued from previous post] Many were the bands I am now obsessed whose fandom of was all down to Ron’s predilection for “apple seeding” as he called it. Sometimes it did not even come from Ron directly. I seem to … Continue reading

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