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Best CDs of 2009

The following list is made up of the best 15 CDs that I had the pleasure of hearing from November 30, 2008, until December 1, 2009.

1.) “Working On A Dream” (Deluxe Edition) – Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band. Another classic Springsteen album, the Deluxe Edition contains an extra disc featuring 'The Boss' in the studio along with a video of “A Night With The Jersey Devil” – a cool song not included on the album.

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Bill Haley And His Comets: Ten Cool Tunes


For the latest meeting of the Rock and Roll Trio (John Len, Ron Witucki, and Dr. J) our pre-assigned task was to come up with ten great songs from one of the pioneers of rock and roll, Michigan-born Bill Haley and his backing band, The Comets. Although Bill Haley will not be remembered for his singing voice or dynamic stage presence, he was the first Michigan-born rock and roll star.

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Ambiguous (My "Early Seger" Dreams)


am-big-u-ous (adjective) 1. having more than one possible meaning or interpretation 2. causing uncertainty or confusion.

I had some vivid dreams the other night after falling asleep on the couch while listening, for the third time, to Bob Seger's latest CD, "Early Seger Vol. 1". I don't remember ever having dreams that rhymed before, so this particular nocturnal experience was a first.  Maybe they were caused, in part, by the songs.  Some were even populated with a few major assholes.  My only explanation for these is that I must have inadvertently watched some FOX News programing during that day. These are the five dreams that I can recall. 

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