Mike Sudhalter | June 30, 2008
When you have a large music collection, a lot of albums get lost in the shuffle. Or more accurately, sitting on the shelves collecting dust.
So on Saturday, I went through my CDs that I'd maybe only listened to once or gasp....not at all. And I put them in my five disc changer while I started a Madden 2008 dynasty with the Houston Texans.
What did I get? How about a lot of pleasant surprises. Canadian female singer Joey Daniels was unbelievable on "Believe," and Chuck Wicks is more than a wedding ballad singer as evidenced by his performance on "She's Gonna Hurt Somebody."
What about Deryl Dodd singing about outlaw music on "Into Outlaw" and his musical upbringing, "Songs of The Family,"?
The highlight, however, was listening to the Essential Marty Robbins' double CD. Robbins, who died in 1982 at the age of 57, doesn't get the recognition that he deserves. He's so versatile and was truly one of the greatest country singers of all time.
Based on the experience, I should do this more often. Good thing I have a bunch of albums to with which to acquaint myself.
As for the dynasty? I made some great trades and acquisitions, and I'm currently 1-1 with a game coming up against the game's defending Super Bowl champion Indianapolis Colts.