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Favorite Singles 2016

My ten favorite songs for 2016. My only rule is they had to be released as singles.   My apologies to Beyoncé and Rihanna but since I’m an old guy I went outside the Top 40 and went for those NPR type songs.  FYI-Formation and Work were definite highlights from this year. I’m still a melody guy […]

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Favorite Albums 2016

My top ten list in no particular order.  As I look at the list, there is a lot of despair, desperation and death but also a little bit of hope and faith in moving forward.  May 2017 brings a little more of the latter. David Bowie “Blackstar” A great album that sadly became more poignant […]

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Sturgill vs The ACM

I’m not sure whose side to take on this one.  Sturgill Simpson, in a long Facebook post is calling out the Academy of Country Music for naming an award after Merle Haggard. In the post, Sturgill goes on record by writing: I find it utterly disgusting the way everybody on Music Row is coming up […]

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Favorite singles for now

A number of my favorites.  My only rule is they had to be yours also, meaning they actually had to enter the music charts (any format) at some point by June 2016.  In my opinion, these 10 songs represent a good portion of what was exciting about listening to music in the first half of […]

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Quarterly Report

Let’s face it, there is too much music out there to keep up.  We stream an album once and move on to the next one.   But there is so much joy to be gained by listening to an album so many times you know the words by heart.  I listened to Pet Sounds yesterday […]

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2 for 2uesday

  Short and sweet today.  Laura Gibson and Sturgill Simpson have new songs out this week. Laura’s song is a little more sweet than usual.  Sturgill’s is a little more raunchy, just like his theme song to Vinyl.  Laura’s album, Empire Builder will be released on April 1.  Sturgill’s first major label release on Atlantic […]

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Benjamin Clementine and Sturgill Simpson

Benjamin Clementine and Sturgill Simpson don’t really have a lot in common.  Benjamin is from England and lived in Paris for a while before moving back to London.  Sturgill is from Kentucky.  Benjamin’s music has been compared to Nina Simone and Edith Piaf.  Sturgill’s music is reminiscent of Waylon Jennings and the Outlaw Country music […]

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Get Out…to Stagecoach

With Coachella finally out of the way, it’s now time to focus on Country Coachella aka Stagecoach.  Just like Coachella, the headliners aren’t necessarily the most interesting performers to see at this festival so with that in mind and now that the set times are posted, here is a potential strategy to see some worthwhile […]

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Best Albums 2014

  Music is so niche that most best album lists I’ve viewed contain maybe two or three albums I’ve actually heard.  It’s so personal but I try to choose albums that I think may have a longer shelf life and that I think get better upon frequent listens.  I also think it’s no coincidence that […]

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Best albums 2014…so far

As recognition of the halfway point of 2014 these are my top ten albums that have been replayed the most at the house.  This list will probably change as soon as I press “publish”. Beck “Morning Phase”   Broken Bells “After The Disco”   Miranda Lambert “Platinum”   Hurray For The Riff Raff “Small Town Heroes” […]

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