Aside from my 10 minute 28 Day Challenge core workout (click HERE), all my triathlon specific workouts have been accomplished. Booyah! Time to fire up the ‘ol Brain Box and get some work done in Corporate Hell…maybe. Part One then of my day’s listening pleasure is the ‘Windsock‘ album by Ric Swanson and Urban Surrender.
To be honest, I had no fucking idea who Ric Swanson was when I was browsing the bins at Niagara Records a few weeks ago. But I decided to take a flier on it seeing as how the album has an airplane on it.
And for just $3.00 I figured “hey, what’s the worse that can happen?”
All I’ve really been able to ascertain prior to putting it on is that it was released in 1987 on the American Gramaphone Records label and features two other guys I’ve also never heard of, Larry Coryell and Richie Cole…as well as a whole wack of other musicians that draw complete blanks. And all this from just the album cover itself.
When I actually tried to Google the album to learn a little something about it, all that came up was a bunch of sites where I could order actual airport windsocks. True story. So I’m going into this album completely blind and I have to say, I’m a bit excited.
But maybe I was a bit hasty in my expectations.
It turns out that this Ric Swanson guy and his Urban Surrender are all about their 80’s cheese jazz. Other’s may be more inclined to label it as “muzac” and that’s probably right on the money as its’ not hard to imagine this playing in an elevator somewhere or in the lobby of an office building. Shit, I might have heard parts of this already while waiting on hold for “the next available representative”. It’s definitely 100% instrumental and 100% pure cheeseball. In fact, this is so loaded full of cheese I might just end up constipated for a week after listening to this.
But, “c’est la vie…”, for $3.00 I have another cool Airplane, Bitches! album for my collection so all is not lost.