Letter to the Vatican

by
Steve Rostkoski

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FAVORITE ALBUMS BY YEAR
Life-long music fan STEVE ROSTKOSKI studied recording engineering and library technology, and has worked as a library technician, archival cataloger,  freelance journalist and publisher. His essays and reviews have appeared in Crawdaddy!, No Depression ,  The Rocket and other periodicals. Letter to the Vatican  began in 1991 as a self-published zine created for the writers' group APA Centauri. This online edition archives both past and present work.
This site would not exist without Paul Williams.  He started  the first rock music magazine, Crawdaddy!, in 1966, which I discovered in its  later 1990s  incarnation. I found Crawdaddy! so inspirational, I wrote Paul and sent him my zine about the book Glimpses.  He liked my essay so much that he invited me to be the first outside writer published in the new edition of his magazine.  I was honored. Paul's encouragement and support of my writing literally changed my life and I am forever grateful.  Thank you, Paul!

In 1995, Paul Williams suffered a traumatic brain injury in a bicycle accident, leading to early onset of dementia, and a steady decline to the point where he now requires full-time care. His friends and family have set up a website for donations to assist with Paul's care and medical expenses.  The site also provides examples of his work and information about his many accomplishments.

http://paulwilliams.com/index.html

Also read Cindy Lee Berryhill's blog:

http://cindyleeberryhill.blogspot.com/
BEST MUSIC 2010
FREEDY JOHNSTON - RAIN ON THE CITY
ELVIS COSTELLO - LIVE AT HOLLYWOOD HIGH
GRAHAM PARKER - IMAGINARY TELEVISION
BOB BERTOLDI - FRAME WORK REVISIONS
PETER GABRIEL - SCRATCH MY BACK
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE - THE WOODSTOCK EXPERIENCE

BEST MUSIC 2009

THE BEATLES - MONO BOX
BOB DYLAN - TOGETHER THROUGH LIFE
BOB DYLAN - CHRISTMAS IN THE HEART
BIG STAR - KEEP AN EYE ON THE SKY
NEKO CASE - MIDDLE CYCLONE
VIC CHESNUTT - AT THE CUT
VIC CHESNUTT - SKITTER ON TAKEOFF
IAN HUNTER - MAN OVERBOARD
U2 - NO LINE ON THE HORIZON
THE FLATLANDERS - HILLS & VALLEYS
WILLIE NELSON - WILLIE & THE WHEEL
ELVIS COSTELLO - SECRET, PROFANE & SUGARCANE
BUDDY & JULIE MILLER - WRITTEN IN CHALK
RICKIE LEE JONES - BALM IN GILEAD
THE WHO - SELL OUT (DELUXE EDITION)
JAMES McMURTRY - LIVE IN EUROPE
BRUCE COCKBURN - SLICE O' LIFE
LEONARD COHEN - LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT
LEONARD COHEN - LIVE IN LONDON
DWIGHT TWILLEY BAND - LIVE FROM AGORA
ELVIS COSTELLO - LIVE AT THE EL MOCAMBO
TOM WAITS - GLITTER & DOOM LIVE
NEIL YOUNG - DREAMIN' MAN LIVE '92

A thread on the Steve Hoffman forum asked people to list favorite album releases from their collections for every year since their birth.  Here's what I came up with.  Take a stab at it yourself!

1959 An Evening Wasted with Tom Lehrer
1960 None
1961 None
1962 Bob Dylan – Bob Dylan
1963
James Brown -- Live at the Apollo
1964 The Beatles – Meet the Beatles
1965 The Beatles – Rubber Soul
1966 Bob Dylan – Blonde on Blonde
1967 The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper
1968 The Beatles – The Beatles
1969 The Beatles – Abbey Road
1970 George Harrison – All Things Must Pass
1971 The Who – Who’s Next
1972 Big Star - #1 Record
1973 Bruce Springsteen – The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle
1974 Big Star – Radio City
1975 Bruce Springsteen – Born to Run
1976 Jackson Browne – The Pretender
1977 The Clash – The Clash
1978 Bruce Springsteen – Darkness on the Edge of Town
1979 Neil Young – Rust Never Sleeps
1980 Pete Townshend – Empty Glass
1981 Rickie Lee Jones – Pirates
1982 Bruce Springsteen – Nebraska
1983 Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones
1984 Little Steven – Voice of America
1985 Tom Waits – Rain Dogs
1986 Paul McCartney – Press to Play
1987 Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel of Love
1988 Randy Newman – Land of Dreams
1989 Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy
1990 Roseanne Cash – Interiors
1991 Bob Dylan – Bootleg Series Vol. 1-3
1992 k.d. lang – Ingenue
1993 Aimie Mann – Whatever
1994 Alejandro Escovedo – Thirteen Years
1995 Pavement – Wowee Zowee
1996 Jimmie Dale Gilmore – Braver Newer World
1997 Bob Dylan – Time Out of Mind
1998 Michael Fracasso – World in a Drop of Water
1999 Tom Waits – Mule Variations
2000 Neil Young -- Silver & Gold
2001 Ian Hunter – Rant
2002 Lonesome Bob – Things Change
2003 Richard Thompson – Old Kit Bag
2004 Sonic Youth – Sonic Nurse
2005 Charlie Sexton – Cruel and Gentle Things
2006 Tom Waits --
Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards
2007 Paul McCartney – Memory Almost Full
2008 Alejandro Escovedo – Real Animal
2009 The Beatles -- Mono Box

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ALBUMS OF THE MOMENT

NRBQ AT YANKEE STADIUM (1978)
NRBQ - GROOVES IN ORBIT (1983)
JIMMY CAMPBELL -
HALF BAKED (1970)
OWSLEY (1999)
DON CHAMBERS & GOAT - ZEBULON (2008)
JIM BOGGIA - MISADVENTURES IN STEREO (2008)
BOBBY CHARLES (1972)
SHUGGIE OTIS - INSPIRATION INFORMATION (1974)
THE BOX TOPS - TEAR OFF! (1996)


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