Friday, October 7, 2022

Aimee Mann

Another track off my favorite album of the year.

Thursday, October 6, 2022

Dawn Patrol

A new group with a nice late 70's in L.A. sound.

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Dandy Warhols Do CSNY

Steve Hillage

Starcastle

For some reason, there weren't many successful American prog bands back in the 70's (Styx sort of qualified). This was a good one not a lot of people seem to know about.

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Quick

This sounds a bit like Queen doing Somewhere Over the Rainbow.

Rest in Peace, Loretta Lynn

Sunday, October 2, 2022

Cafe Racer

Chris Squire

Many people consider this to be the best solo album by a member of Yes.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Friday, September 30, 2022

The Pixies

A cut off their brand new album Doggerel.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Gino Vannelli

Bruce Springsteen

A track off his new album due out 11-11-2020.

Monday, September 26, 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Porcupine Tree

For me this song always conjures up an image of Crosby, Stills and Nash on acid.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022

Death Cab For Cutie

The title track off their new album.

Thursday, September 15, 2022

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Friday, September 9, 2022

Tim Moore

One of my all-time favorite love songs.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Peter Frampton

A fun lesser known rocker by PF.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

John Lennon

Not a hit but still one of my favorite John Lennon solo tracks.

White Zombie

Friday, September 2, 2022

Grand Funk Railroad

Electric Light Orchestra

I can't believe this album (Face the Music) came out 47 years ago.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Umphrey's McGee

Glen Campbell

GC performing a Guided by Voices song on the final album he released.

Monday, August 29, 2022

Sunday, August 28, 2022

Skullcrusher

The name of the band does not match the gentleness of the music.

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Billy Idol

Just a real fun song and video.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Heart

A song Ann Wilson wrote after a scuzzy music journalist angered her.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Eagles

Even though I felt like this was a pretty disappointing record, this was a fun tune.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Monday, August 15, 2022

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Monday, August 8, 2022

Ozark Mountain Daredevils

I always had a soft spot for these guys.

Monday, August 1, 2022

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Happy Birthday, Geddy Lee

Happy 69th birthday to the man my dog is named after.

The Stranglers

I always thought this was a wonderfully creepy tune.

The Moody Blues

I joined the Columbia Record House fifty years ago this summer. My first shipment of records included this one (Seventh Sojourn).

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Mark McLay

A great friend and musician I've known since the 60's.

Sunday, July 24, 2022

REO Speedwagon

A cut off their really solid 1972 album.

Saturday, July 23, 2022

She & Him

Drive By Truckers

This new tune reminds me of some of the stuff featured on their album Southern Rock Opera.

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

The Motels

They weren't around long but they did release some good stuff.

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Saturday, July 16, 2022

The Magpie Salute

I love all the layers in this tune.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Sunday, July 10, 2022

The Who

I love Keith Moon in this video.

Friday, July 8, 2022

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

U.K.

This band wasn't around long but did release two excellent studio albums and a live one.

Monday, July 4, 2022

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Fernando Perdomo

Who knew this old chestnut could be turned into such a lovely power pop tune?

Monday, June 27, 2022

King's X

A track off their new album due out in September.

Friday, June 24, 2022

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Joe Guido Welsh

A super talented musician I met on social media.

Roger Waters

I tend to be much more of a David Gilmour fan. But Roger really owns this song.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Friday, June 17, 2022

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Friday, June 10, 2022

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Queen

The only track Brian May ever sang the lead vocal on.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Seals and Crofts

Jim Seals (on the left) just passed away at the age of 80.

Sunday, June 5, 2022

Joe Jackson

A cut off his 1982 album Night and Day.

Billy Joel

Friday, June 3, 2022

Thursday, June 2, 2022

The Fixx

Crack the Sky

One of my favorite tunes from the past couple years.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Jason Falkner Does ELO

If you like ELO, this is a really fun tribute album.

Saturday, May 28, 2022

Roxy Music

Can't believe this album is 40 years old. So romantic.

Rest in Peace, Alan White of Yes

Zebra

Steely Dan

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Monday, May 23, 2022

Love and Rockets

Just discovered this cool song on the radio today.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Jackson Browne

JB is such a great lyricist.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Happy Birthday, Pete Townshend

The magnificent Mod turns 77 today.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Elton John

An EJ non-hit I've always liked a lot.

Monday, May 16, 2022

Sunday, May 15, 2022

Friday, May 13, 2022

Monstereo

I love the sax on this cut, reminds me a bit of Pink Floyd.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Friday, May 6, 2022

Arcade Fire

A track off their new album out today.

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Black Crowes

Rick Derringer

Man, hard to believe I got this album 49 years ago.

Monday, May 2, 2022

Shoes

One of the very best power pop bands, in my opinion.

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Friday, April 29, 2022

Ann Wilson Does Trower

A track off her brand new album. One of my favorite songs from the 70's.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

Randy Newman

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Monday, April 25, 2022

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

Friday, April 15, 2022

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Dan Fogelberg

The first song of his I heard and always my favorite.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Friday, April 8, 2022

Envy of None

Alex Lifeson's new band. This is a track off their new debut album.

Thursday, April 7, 2022

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Bob Mould

I really like this tune. Reminds me a bit of mid-career REM.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Daryl Hall

A track off DH's new "solo best of" album.

Thom Yorke

Beautifully, weirdly, sad.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Cowboy Junkies

A cover of a classic Neil Young tune.

St. Vincent

Ann Wilson

A cut off her new album due out at the end of April.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

The Cyberiam

If you like Rush, you should check out this band.

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Skunk Baxter

A more hard rock version of the SD classic.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Warren Zevon

There is some nice guitar on this tune.

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Midlake

A track off the new album being released tomorrow.

Peter Frampton

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Warm Ways

Now this is a sexy song.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Rush

Thanks to Todd Occupy Downing for letting me know about this video.

Friday, March 11, 2022

Thursday, March 10, 2022

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Crabby Appleton

Rediscovered this amazing 1970 power pop tune yesterday.

Friday, March 4, 2022

VyVyd

Just discovered these guys today.

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Monday, February 28, 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Aimee Mann

Such a great album!

Patti Smith

Here's one for the Ukranians.

Thursday, February 24, 2022

The Black Crowes

The band is heading out on a U.S. tour in the near future.

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Monday, February 21, 2022

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Monday, February 14, 2022

Once and Future Band

A good friend just introduced me to this group. I would describe them as having a "jazz prog" sound.

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Ken Sharp

Some nice Hall and Oates style blue-eyed soul.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Dream Theater

Dennis Wilson

This is an amazing album very few people seem to know about.

Monday, February 7, 2022

ELO

My favorite tune of theirs.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Steve Vai

A track off the brand new album "Inviolate".

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Friday, February 4, 2022

Grand Funk

My friends and I lip synched this tune at a talent show our junior year in high school.

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Porcupine Tree

A track off their new album due later this year.

Kate Bush

Sunday, January 30, 2022

God Bless Neil Young!

Nice to know there are still artists out there with principles.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Warren Zevon

The Dirty Knobs

A track off the group's second album, which will be released in March.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Friday, January 21, 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Matthew Sweet

Shoes

I've always wondered why they chose this name for their band.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

David Gilmour

A cut off what might be my favorite album released in the 80's.

Monday, January 17, 2022

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Ben Folds Five

This song always makes me smile.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Friday, January 7, 2022

Fernando Perdomo

If you love great guitar playing, I highly recommend you check this guy out!

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Monday, January 3, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Saturday, January 1, 2022