Thursday, October 21, 2021

Joe Guido Welsh & Jordan Smith

A track off their new album "The House of Sound."

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

David Bowie

This wasn't a hit for DB but I love it all the same.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Happy 75th Birthday, Daryl Hall

Man, how I love this guy's voice!

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Strand of Oaks

A track off their new album.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Steely Dan

I'm pretty sure this tune from 1975 was the first one I ever heard featuring Michael McDonald.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

David Bowie

A track off the album "Toy" due out in late November. It was originally going to be released in 2001 but got held up.

John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Ross Jennings

Just discovered this guy today.

Monday, September 27, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Kurt Vile

A cut off the new Velvet Underground tribute album out 9/24.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Monday, September 20, 2021

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

The Immediate Family

These guys just released a very solid new album. Reminds me a lot of Warren Zevon's stuff!

Monday, September 13, 2021

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Southern Culture on the Skids

SCOTS takes on a classic Traffic tune.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Monday, September 6, 2021

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Dwight Yoakam

DY doing a blistering version of an old timey classic.

Friday, September 3, 2021

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Sunday, August 29, 2021

Friday, August 27, 2021

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Monday, August 23, 2021

Stories

Remember the song "Brother Louie"? It was also on this album.

Gladys Knight and the Pips

Friday, August 20, 2021

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Dry Cleaning

Doobie Brothers

A cut off the new album due out in early October.

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Sunday, August 15, 2021

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Rolling Stones

I'm amazed how good this video is considering how long ago it was filmed.

Friday, July 30, 2021

Peter Gabriel

A cut off his amazing debut album.

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Son Volt

A cut off the new album due out tomorrow.

Monday, July 26, 2021

James Blake

I remember first hearing this haunting song while watching "The Leftovers" series.

Friday, July 23, 2021

The Moody Blues

Yes

A track off their forthcoming album "The Quest."

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Cinderella

Posting this video as a tribute to Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar, who just passed away.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

King's X

One of my favorite 80's albums.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Doobie Brothers

I'll never forget the day our son (when he was age 10) discovered there was a band with this name. He thought it was hilarious.

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Donner

A nice cover of a Steely Dan classic from 1974.

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Rolling Stones

Joe Jackson

A great song and a title that's actually good advice.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Foghat

One band decided it was time to end the "back to the country" movement.

Sunday, July 4, 2021

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Saturday, June 26, 2021

Friday, June 25, 2021

Jason Isbell

J.I. covers a classic Johnny Cash tune.

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Queen

A cut off their awesome debut album.

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Thin Lizzy

Forty five years ago I had just finished my first year of college and was returning home for the summer. This was a hit song and I just thought it was perfect.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Happy 73rd Birthday, Todd Rundgren

Yes

If you have a few spare minutes this is a great song to lose yourself in...

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Sparks

Drive By Truckers

A great cut off the first album DBT album I knew about.

Aerosmith

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Ambrosia

Posting this as a tribute to David Cutler Lewis, an Ambrosia keyboard player who just passed away. This was the album of theirs he first appeared on.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Lindsey Buckingham

A cut off his new album due out in September.

Monday, June 7, 2021

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Monday, May 31, 2021

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Friday, May 28, 2021

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Thursday, May 20, 2021

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

The Smashing Pumpkins

Black Crowes

The Crowes have reunited and will be back out on tour this year!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Cheap Trick at Daryl's House

Love the vocals on this performance.

Friday, May 14, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Sunday, May 9, 2021

Foo Fighters and a Special Guest

The sound of pure, unadulterated rock and roll joy.

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Velvet Crush

Primal Scream

Definitely one of my favorite "Stones influenced" tunes.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

David and David

They weren't around long but I really liked this song.

Monday, May 3, 2021

Playlist

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Nancy Wilson

A cut off her new solo album, due out May 7th.

Sunday, May 2, 2021

Friday, April 30, 2021

Guided by Voices

A cut off the new album released April 30th.

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Sunday, April 25, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021

World Party

A song to commemorate Earth Day.

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Monday, April 19, 2021

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Friday, April 16, 2021

New England

A song from the late 70's it's fun to lose yourself in...

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Greta Van Fleet

New album due out tomorrow.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Mammoth

A cut off Wolfgang Van Halen's forthcoming album.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Monday, April 5, 2021

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The Purrs

A Seattle area group I dearly love.

Tuesday, March 16, 2021

R.E.M.

A truly great "sympathy" song.

Monday, March 15, 2021

Kasim Sulton

KS doing a cover version of a Todd Rundgren song off the album Faithful.

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Saturday, March 13, 2021

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Cheap Trick

A cut off the new album due out in April.

The Motels

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Box of Frogs

A tune from the 80's I just rediscovered.

The Jayhawks

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Jim Gaffigan

A piece on belts and suspenders.

Jeff Buckley

Beck

After all these years, this is still my favorite song of his.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Linda Ronstadt

The title track off my favorite Linda Ronstadt record. A temporary turn toward New Wave.

Queen

SNL: Nicolas Cage Times 2

Prog Collective

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Johnny Cash

I feel like my dad and JC looked a lot alike at the end of their lives.

Steve Winwood

Beach Boys

One of my favorite BB songs. At this point they were a bit older and a bit more world weary.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Stevie Ray Vaughn

I'm posting this to honor an old friend who just passed away yesterday. We both wanted to go see SRV perform back in the day but never were able to...

Hearty Har

A new band featuring two sons of John Fogerty.

Sunday, February 21, 2021

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Crowded House

A track off their next album, due out in June.

Peter Frampton

Friday, February 19, 2021

Stevie Wonder

Billy Idol

Nico

She covers a Jackson Browne song. Used so well in the film "The Royal Tenenbaums."

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Eyelids

A really good band from Portland, Oregon.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Warren Zevon

WZ unknowingly wrote a great global pandemic theme song back in the 90's.

Jackson Browne

David Bowie

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Robin Trower

Jefferson Starship

Roxy Music

The title cut from one of my very favorite "romantic" albums.

Thursday, February 11, 2021

SNL "Zillow"

Greta Van Fleet

A cut off the new album due out in April.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Monday, February 8, 2021

Sunday, February 7, 2021

The Who

T. Rex

Dark Day Dreams

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Daniel Knox

I really like this song. Guy sounds like a pissed off Robert Goulet (boy, am I dating myself with that comment).

Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Clash

Firing Line: Charles Blow

I thought this was an exceptionally interesting interview.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Sting

Dwight Yoakam

Remember that song the Soggy Bottom Boys performed in the film "Brother, Where Art Thou?" Here's an amped up version.

Joe Satriani

Hall and Oates

A cut off the 1974 War Babies album. I've always felt like this song was a surreal musical movie of sorts.

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Crowded House

Fernando Perdomo

I'm very excited about this album, instrumental versions of many Todd tunes!

The Rolling Stones

My favorite Stones song. It always gives me a little shiver.

Vedder Does Zevon

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Gary Clark Jr.

Emerson Lake and Palmer

Hard to believe this tune was released almost fifty years ago.

Friday, January 29, 2021

Ray Davies with Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora

This is a really good duets album.

Besnard Lakes

Nirvana

Great music memory...my friend John Evans and I belting this song out at the top of our lungs at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Death Valley Girls

Deep Purple

A track off their 2017 album "InFinite".

The Faces

Always felt like these guys were basically a great band you would happen to see in a pub or bar somewhere.

Monday, January 25, 2021

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Blue Oyster Cult

SNL "The Gun"

Elliott Murphy

EM performing a song of his that sounds like it could have been written by Bruce Springsteen, then a genuine BS tune and then back to the first one again.

Monday, January 18, 2021

The Runaways

New Radicals

The group will reunite for the first time in over 20 years to perform “You Get What You Give” as part of the Biden-Harris administration’s virtual “Parade Across America” event.

Friday, January 15, 2021