Friday, December 30, 2022

Happy Birthday, Patti Smith

A track off her mind blowing debut album.

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

The Kinks

Hooray for the ones who color outside the lines!

Monday, December 26, 2022

Aimee Mann

This song just slays me.

Government Cheese

Rock and roll Americana!

Saturday, December 24, 2022

Friday, December 23, 2022


I love how this song soars.

Wednesday, December 21, 2022


The tune was originally on an album released in the late 80's. Seemed appropriate for the weather we're experiencing currently.

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band

Paul McCartney

Amazing how wonderfully complex this tune off the "Ram" album is.

Monday, December 19, 2022

Electric Light Orchestra

A great (in my humble opinion) ELO instrumental.

Friday, December 16, 2022

Once and Future Band

A track off one of my favorite albums this past year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Monday, December 12, 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Friday, December 9, 2022

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Happy Birthday, Kasim Sulton

The Utopia singer/bassist/songwriter just turned 67.

Pat Metheny

I don't listen to a lot of jazz but I've always found PM interesting.

The Doobie Brothers

My son cracked up when he discovered there was band with this name. I think he was going through his Beavis and Butthead phase.

Tuesday, December 6, 2022

The Beths

I love the "best of" lists critics release around this time of year. Information provided on albums and artists I might not have explored otherwise. I discovered this tune when I was looking at a list this morning...

Monday, December 5, 2022

Sunday, December 4, 2022

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Red House Painters

A melancholy take on a song featured on the first Cars album.

Friday, December 2, 2022

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Rest in Peace, Christine McVie

Sorry to hear of her passing. One of my all-time favorite female singers.

Billy Joel

A song that seemed a bit shocking back in the day.

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


I think the drumming on this tune is epic.

Sunday, November 27, 2022

The Who

"Quadrophenia" was the album that really made me a Who fan.

Saturday, November 26, 2022

Van Morrison

The Band

I went to a charity concert last night where Seattle musicians did songs from the film The Last Waltz. My first concert since 2018.

Friday, November 25, 2022

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Daniel Lopatin

Music used in the Netflix series.

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Guided By Voices

My favorite GBV cuts are those that sound like the Who.

Monday, November 21, 2022

Dave Stewart

Stewart was overshadowed by Annie Lennox when they were in the Eurythmics together. But I think this solo album of his is great.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Beth Hart

Some nice, strong blues.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Thursday, November 17, 2022


A song I liked when I was going through my heavy metal phase in the 80's.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022

The Blackbyrds

Discovered this great tune from the 70's on the radio today.

Monday, November 14, 2022

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Friday, November 11, 2022

Bruce Springsteen

A track off Bruce's new album, released 11-11-22.


Wednesday, November 9, 2022


A quality rock band I felt got unfairly lumped in with the hair metal guys.

Steve Vai

Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Black Crowes

The Motors

I always thought this was an interesting group. They came on the scene in the post-punk British era but at times almost sound like they're doing musical theatre stuff.

Monday, November 7, 2022

Ray Davies and Bruce Springsteen

A newer version of a song originally found on the 1981 Kinks album "Give the People What They Want."

Sunday, November 6, 2022

12 Rods

A track off one of the great unheard albums of the past twenty years, in my opinion.

King Crimson

I love the "rubber band" sound of this tune.

Friday, November 4, 2022

Devin Townsend

A track off the new album released 11-4-22.

Steve Earle and Reckless Kelly Do Warren Zevon

The Heavy Heavy

Discovered these guys on Jimmy Kimmel last night.

Thursday, November 3, 2022

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Cheap Trick

The Iron Cross Does Def Leppard

Just stumbled across this. Nice version!

Doug Gillard

This song sounds (to me) like it could be on a Pete Townshend solo album.

Monday, October 31, 2022


Blue Oyster Cult

A really strong tune I wish more people knew about.

Shakespears Sister

This cut is kind of gothic (because today is Halloween). But also beautiful.

Sunday, October 30, 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022

The Cars

Iggy Pop

Steely Dan

It's certainly not a saccharine love song but I've always felt like this was one of SD's warmest cuts.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Peter Buck and Luke Haines

A track off their new album due out 10/28/22.

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Happy Birthday, Dwight Yoakam

One of the few current country artists I enjoy much.

Friday, October 21, 2022

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Friday, October 14, 2022

Todd Rundgren and Steve Vai

A track off TR's new album, released 10/14/22.


The band has a scary name but this is a lovely tune.

Thursday, October 13, 2022

The Lightning Seeds

A cut off their new album due out October 14th.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022


A funny song from back when most regular folks weren't in the Stock Market.

Friday, October 7, 2022

Brent Bourgeois Does Todd

I really like this version!

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


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


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


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

Thursday, August 18, 2022


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

Wednesday, August 17, 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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