Looking to get a jump on your XMass/Hanukkah/Kwanza shopping? Our suggestion: Hot Stove, Cool Music, Peter Gammons’ new compilation album of classic rock featuring Scott Spezio, Jack MacDowell, Pearl Jam, and Gammons himself. Now we freely admit that the prospect of listening to this album could not be less appealing, but really that’s what makes it such a fine gift. Yankee fans, purchase it for that Sox fan in your life, if only to return them to that state of self-loathing that is their birthright. Sox fans, what better salt could there be for the still-fresh wounds of that Yankee rooter you know and love? All profits go to the Jimmy Fund.
As for an appropriately titled record we can recommend for its content, we suggest Sox fans (and everyone else) pick up Chuck Prophet’s beautiful new release Age of Miracles.