Saturday, April 30, 2011

Playlist for 4/30

Anna Wilson - Countrypolitan Duets
Peter Bjorn & John - Gimme Some
Gerod Rayborn -Call Before You Come
Luther Lakey - Preacher's Wife
OB Buchana - I'm Gonna Sleep
Deniece Williams - Niecy
Ashford & Simpson - Solid
Marvin Sapp - Playlist
Donnie McClurklin - Playlist

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Record Store Day

The idea of a Record Store Day is cute, if you have stores in your area.  Where I live?  Not much.  And I do indeed miss going to the smaller stores and seeking out hard-to-find music.  I have great memories of searching for vinyl in the early 80's, a time when my area had plenty of Indie stores.
So, if you have these where you're at, by all means seek them out.  For me, just good  old fashioned memories.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Leon Russell

I just noticed this while looking up Leon Russell's name on my blog:
The quote below comes from a post I did on the Songwriters Hall nominees of 2007:

"There are people here who will never get in the RRHOF: Leon Russell, Gordon Lightfoot and David Gates."

See, I don't know everything!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Playlist for 4/23

Ray Davies - See My Friends
Steve Martin - Rare Bird Alert
TV On the Radio - Nine Types of Light
Alison Krauss - Paper Airplanes
Jason Isbell - Here We Rest
Robbie Robertson - How To Become Clairvoyant
Willie Nelson, etc.  -  Here We Go Again

Monday, April 18, 2011


I grew up on AM Top 40.  So, my tastes remain broad.  I read a ton of reviews by critics I have been reading for ages (Christgau) and others for a decade (Sheffield), and many more in between.  I don't agree with half of their recommendations.  They love stuff I hate, and I love stuff they hate.
In the end, you have to follow your own ears.  The haters will always be lurking.  But when it comes to listening to music, I don't follow anybody.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Playlist for 4/16

Britney Spears - Femme Fatale
Beady Eye - Different Gear Still Speeding
New York Dolls -Dancing Backward In High Heels
Jennifer Hudson - I Remember Me
Kurt Vile -Smoke Ring For My Halo
Chieftains - Essential

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Counting Down

Best night of music listening I've had in awhile?  Last week on a drive home from the airport listened to half of a Casey Kasem AT Top 40 Countdown from April 1976.
Remembered all the songs.  Even the obscure ones.

Monday, April 11, 2011


Ripped is the title of a book that Music critic Greg Kot put out last year, and which I highly recommend.  It looks at the rise of the digital revolution and how Record companies and the RIAA tried to fight not only its consumers but the ongoing download fever.
The book speaks right to me.  I was a Napster fan 10 years ago.  But I didn't use it to download the latest hits. I used it to seek out songs that never made it to Compact discs.  Lost 45's if you will.
So, seek out this book which can be found pretty cheap.  It's a good read.

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Playlist for 4/9

Josh Turner - Icon
Billy Currington - Icon
Yuck  s/t
Anna Calvi  s/t
Crests - 16 Candles
Donny Hathaway  s/t
Baseball Project - Vol. 1 & 2
Joy Formidable - Big Roar

Thursday, April 07, 2011


Still ticked off that I missed the broadcast of the Rock Hall of Fame ceremony.  That's thanks to Dish Network and Fuse TV for some stupid feud.  Fuse has been off Dish for awhile now and looks like its never coming back.  A big fat FU to both for messing up my perfect streak of watching the inductions.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Sir Bob Geldof

Rock Hall nominating committee member Robert Hilburn tweeted last month that he wants Bob Geldof on the Rock Hall ballot in 2013.  Bob "frickin'" Geldof!   Of all the names to choose he had to pick this guy?

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Playlist for 4/2

Nick Lowe - Labour of Lust
Ron Sexsmith - Long Player Late Bloomer
Guitar Slim - Sufferin Mind
Neil Diamond - Bang Years
Buddy Miller - Majestic Silver Strings
Marsha Ambrosius - Late Nights and Early Mornings 
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