TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Presents… Nashville Skyline on Vinyl!!!

Photography by Ilya

What a beautiful weekend. Perfect weather surrounded by little fluffy clouds, just wonderful. And man, I took advantage of it! Ended up doing about 70 miles on the bike over the weekend. My Kona performed like a dream. My lovely wife (the incomparable TsuruBride) & I did about 20 on Saturday after I did a few photoshoots, then I did about 40 on Sunday morning with a group, then Sunday evening (before a yummy steak dinner) my lovely and I took off or a quick ten down to German Village through downtown. Windy as hell, which made it more fun/tough. All and all… good times!

So, here’s what I’m thinking is next, or nearly next a…

Tsuru Tsentury™

That’s right, trademarked, tsururadio.com, 2008! lol. Yep, I’m aching to do 100 miles. From my house in the Short North area here in Columbus (O-H, uh, I-O), up and over to Westerville to a friend’s house, then out and over to Grandville to a farmer’s market for a half-way break with fresh breads and stuff, then back to Westerville for a final bottle refill, and finally back to my house. What do you think? Sounds awesomely miserable (or miserably awesome), eh?

Catchy name too, “Tsuru Tsentury”… Aren’t I shmart & clever? Anyways, I’ll let you know (and who knows… maybe you want in? Just write me) it won’t be the last time I do them (unless I die from exhaustion, then just tell my wife & kids I love them), but in all honesty, I’m a bit nervous for my first.

And as for a seque into today’s feature, well….. I got nothing. Spent it all on that whole “tsentury” thing. But, one of our newest participating members over in the Society, “sonicjamesdean” has already brought the vinyl goods and well, it’s such a classic, and such a turn for Dylan, that it inspired me to get it out here for all you folks ASA & P. Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline marked a turn in Dylan’s sound, a foray into modern (well, 1969 modern) country and the results (at least when view with these ears in 2008) are nothing less than subliiiiime. One of the most startling things you’ll notice is his voice, or the lack of “his voice”, meaning that whine is decidedly not there, instead we have a country crooner, sure to have tweaked few die-hards back then (and apparently, he had quite a few too many then, ah, thank you wikipedia), but I find perfectly appropriate. We even got a little Cash on the lead-off track, “Girl From The North Country”.

If you want “a complete un-knOWn! like a rOLling stOne”, well, this ain’t for you… but if you can appreciate some oldie country (Silver Fox anyone? or is he too “seventies”?), some Dylan, and some nice & crunchy snap, crackle, and pop of an old record, well then, this is right up your alley. So, get ready to get your swagger on as…

TSURURADIO Vinyl Preservation Society Presents… Nashville Skyline on Vinyl!!!
(Full Zip)

Side One

1 Girl From The North Country (with Johnny Cash)
2 Nashville Skyline Rag
3 To Be Alone With You
4 I Threw It All Away
5 Peggy Day

Side Two

1 Lay Lady Lay
2 One More Night
3 Tell Me That It Isn’t True
4 Country Pie
5 Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With You

Go show Mr. Dylan all your love here, here, and here now!

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