Today In Boston ROCK
Continuing my series of monthly lists of albums I love and want to share with you. Now, a half-dozen February records from the Dozen. Some folks call me that: "Dozen." It's a riff on Adam 12. I don't mind it; it's creative. It's just weird because "Adam 12" is a nickname of sorts. Can you make a nickname out of a nickname? Would you call it a nick-nickname? I mean, my actual name--my government name, if you will--is Adam. So Adam 12 wasn't that much of a stretch. But Dozen? Now we've completely abandoned my actual name. Anyway, there are a dozen months in the year, and I'm aiming to give you a short playlist for each one. I started this last month with my January Records short list, which you can check out here if you missed it. It call comes from me spending the better part of last year organizing my personal music library and making a whole bunch of monthly playlists. February Records: 6 Albums for the Shortest Month You see, I'm a big seasonal listener. I have certain albums that I'll only revisit once per year, during a certain month or a certain time of year. Maybe it's on the date of that album's release. Maybe it's because the music on the album has a certain sound to it. Some albums are summer albums, other albums are autumn albums, still others winter albums. I can't explain it; I just know it. So here's a half-dozen of my February faves. Since this is ROCK 92.9, I'm keeping my picks in the rock realm, for the most part. But that doesn't mean I'm not hunkering down with Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago when the days are shorter and darker and everything's cold and covered in ice. But let's not get bummed out. Let's rock all the way to Leap Day.