Thursday, February 14, 2019

Some Favorite Love Songs (With A Twist)

Favorite romantic songs, with a twist.  They can't be ones that always show up on every Great Love Songs playlist

All of these Valentine's Day type tracks have meant something to me at some point in my life.

If you want to find out what other songs I'm adding, then check out my Spotify playlist
A Not On Every Best Love Songs Ever Playlist

Al Green - Sha-La-La
Alexander O'Neal - If You Were Here Tonight
Atlantic Starr - Send For Me
Aretha Franklin - Day Dreaming
Barry White - Can't Get Enough
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Boz Scaggs -  We're All Alone
Bread - Make It With You
Con Funk Shun - Love's Train
Daryl Hall & John Oates - One On One
DeBarge - All This Love
Earth, Wind & Fire - Love's Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald - I Concentrate On You
ELO - Strange Magic
Elvis Presley - Fame and Fortune
Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
Frank Sinatra - You Make Me Feel So Young
Gap Band - Yearning For Your Love
Gladys Knight & The Pips - You're The Best Thing That's Ever Happened To Me
Gregory Abbott - Shake You Down
Isley Brothers - Voyage to Atlantis
Janet Jackson - Let's Wait Awhile
Jackie Wilson - To Be Loved
Jason Isbell - If We Were Vampires
Jimmy LaFave - Into Your Life
Joni Mitchell - Case of You
L.T.D.  - Love Ballad
Luther Vandross - If Only For One Night
Major Harris - Love Won't Let Me Wait
Manhattans - Shining Star
Marvin Gaye - After The Dance
Maxwell - Whenever, Wherever, Whatever
Maze featuring Frankie Beverly - I Wanna Thank You
Merle Haggard - That's The Way Love Goes
Michael Jackson - Lady In My Life
Neil Young - Harvest Moon
Norman Connors - You Are My Starship
O'Jays - Lovin' You
Patti LaBelle - Love, Need and Want You
Peabo Bryson - I'm So Into You
Prince  - Adore
Randy Travis - Forever and Ever, Amen
Ray, Goodman & Brown - Special Lady
Rene & Angela - Your Smile
Roberta Flack & Donny Hathaway - Closer I Get To You
Rodney Crowell - After All This Time
Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star
Roxy Music - Avalon
Rufus featuring Chaka Khan - Sweet Thing
Sam Cooke - Nothing Can Change This Love
Smokey Robinson - Quiet Storm
Spinners - Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
Stevie Wonder - You and I
Stylistics - I'm Stone In Love With You
T-Connection - Best of My Love
Teddy Pendergrass & Stephanie Mills - Feel The Fire
Terence Trent D'Arby - Let's Go Forward
Tom Jones - Move Closer
Tony! Toni! Tone! -  Anniversary
Whispers - Lady
Willie Nelson - Moonlight In Vermont

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Playlist for 2/13

Fyre Fraud (Hulu Documentary)
Fyre (Netflix Documentary)
Erin Rae - Putting on Airs
Sharon Van Etten - Remind Me Tomorrow
Steve Gunn - Unseen In Between

Friday, February 08, 2019

Playlist for 2/8

Delines - Imperial
Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin - Love Devotion Surrender
Ronnie Milsap - Duets
Jon Cleary - Dyna-mite
Erroll Garner - Nightconcert
Ken Sharp - Beauty In The Backseat

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Tom's Ballot for the 2018 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll

Well this was a surprise. Despite announcing that they were shutting down their website (paper version died years ago), in late December, someone who was still doing archive work for the Village Voice decided to take on another year of the legendary Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.
I've been voting in this since the early 00's.

Here's a link to my 2018 Pazz & Jop ballot Tom Lane Albums Ballot + Tom Lane Singles Ballot

As in the past, it goes like this.
Rank albums 1-10 by dividing 100 points among the 10 picks.  No more than 30 points and no less than 5.
Singles aren't awarded points.

Albums 
1.  Kacey Musgraves - Golden Hour  (25)
2.  Janelle Monae - Dirty Computer    (20)
3.  Pistol Annies - Interstate Gospel     (20)
4.  Ashley McBryde - Girl Going Nowhere  (5)
5.  John Prine - Tree of Forgiveness   (5)
6.  Amanda Shires - To The Sunset   (5)
7.  Neko Case - Hell-On   (5)
8.  Fantastic Negrito - Please Don't Be Dead   (5)
9.  Mary Gauthier - Rifles and Rosemary Beads   (5)
10. War and Treaty - Healing Tide  (5)


Singles 
1.  Kacey Musgraves - Slow Burn
2.  Camila Cabello - Havana
3.  Pistol Annies - Best Years of My Life
4.  Childish Gambino - This Is America
5.  Zedd w/Maren Morris - Middle
6.  Chris Jansen - Drunk Girl
7.  Neko Case - Curse of the I-5 Corridor
8.  Janelle Monae -  Make Me Feel
9.  Lori McKenna - People Get Old
10. Ella Mai - Boo'd Up

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Playlist for 2/2

Low - Double Negative
Buzzcocks - Another Music In A Different Kitchen
Buzzcocks - Love Bites
Sophie - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides
Idles - Joy As An Act of Resistance
Randy Houser - Magnolia

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Playlist for 1/27

Philip Glass - Solo Piano
Philip Glass - Symphony No. 11
Pauline Cheviller & Others - Stravinsky:Persephone
Louis Armstrong - Nightclubs
Pentagram - Sub-Basement
Scorpions - In Trance
Nice as Fuck - s/t

Monday, January 21, 2019

Playlist for 1/21

Miles Davis & John Coltrane - Final Tour: Bootleg Series Vol. 6 (Box set)
Woody Shaw - Tokyo 1981
Taylor Swift - Reputation Stadium Tour (Netflix Concert)
Country & Western Hit Parade 1948
Country & Western Hit Parade 1953
Country & Western Hit Parade 1969
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