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.

Monday, January 11, 2021

Randy Newman

Steven Wilson

A cut off his new album, due out at the end of the month.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Kristen Wiig

Happy Birthday, Rod Stewart

Rod gets some help from his old buddy, Jeff Beck.

Saturday, January 9, 2021

Friday, January 8, 2021

Randy Rainbow

The Rosenbergs

An awesome power pop band I just discovered on Facebook yesterday.

Monday, January 4, 2021

David Bowie

Diane Birch

I was always disappointed this singer-songwriter didn't end up being more popular.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

Rose City Band

Hole

A cut off what might be my favorite album from the 90's.

Friday, January 1, 2021

Adam Schlesinger

This was a big loss for me this past year. Adam was kind of a wonderful throwback, a songwriter who knew how to ride that subtle line between rock and pop. He's the one in the black polo shirt.

Wheel of Impressions

U2