Saturday, December 30, 2023

Rolling Stones

Nice to hear those saxophones!

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Monday, December 25, 2023

Greg Lake

One of the few Christmas songs I never get tired of.

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Friday, December 22, 2023

Warren Zevon

Warren Zevon wrote a lot of funny, sometimes outrageous songs. But he also knew how to touch people's souls.

Thursday, December 21, 2023

Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Monday, December 18, 2023

Happy 80th Birthday, Keith Richards

A cut off his excellent solo album Talk is Cheap.

Sunday, December 17, 2023

Friday, December 15, 2023

Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Dickey Betts & Great Southern

D.B. just turned 80!

Van Halen

Talk about an album that revolutionized hard rock...

Monday, December 11, 2023

Aimee Mann

One of my favorite female singers teams up with one of my favorite female actresses.

Sunday, December 10, 2023

Mary Chapin Carpenter

Thanks for sharing this wonderful song with me, Mark McLay (who I've known over 60 years).

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Sting Does Hendrix

My favorite version of this tune.

Thursday, December 7, 2023

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Monday, December 4, 2023

Sunday, December 3, 2023

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Monday, November 27, 2023

Saturday, November 25, 2023

Thursday, November 23, 2023

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

Monday, November 20, 2023

Ian Hunter

Such a cool, evocative tune.

Sunday, November 19, 2023

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Friday, November 17, 2023

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Cafe Racer

A track off their brand new album "Words in Error."

Saturday, November 4, 2023

Sheryl Crow

A track off an album due out next March.

Friday, November 3, 2023

Daryl Hall and Glenn Tilbrook

No offense to Squeeze, but I think this is the most I've ever enjoyed this song.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Tuesday, October 31, 2023


A track off a new album due out in February.

Sunday, October 29, 2023


Thanks to my great friend John Evans for introducing me to this group.

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Thursday, October 26, 2023


A group I discovered today on the radio (KEXP).

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Friday, October 20, 2023

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Monday, October 16, 2023

Gay Dad

I remember seeing this band open for the Pretenders and being absolutely blown away. Sadly, they didn't release many records.

Led Zeppelin

Sunday, October 15, 2023


A track off their new album "Cousin".

Saturday, October 14, 2023


I keep discovering cool cover versions of this song. No-Man consists of Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree fame and singer Tim Bowness.

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Steven Wilson

A track off the new album coming out 9-29-23.

The Lovemongers

Ann and Nancy Wilson side project. This track is from 1997.

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

The Ramones

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Elvis Costello

Monday, September 25, 2023

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

The Who

I never get tired of this record.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Hall and Oates

A cut off a solid album that doesn't seem to get as much love as some of the others.

Sunday, September 17, 2023

Saturday, September 16, 2023

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Andrew Gold

A great musician and songwriter.

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Monday, September 11, 2023

Thursday, September 7, 2023

Film School

New music off their album "Field".

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The Rolling Stones

Brand spanking new music!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Thin Lizzy

I will always remember this song came out right around the time I returned home from my first year of college. Just seemed so right.

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Saturday, September 2, 2023

Be Your Own Pet

Funny band name, high energy tune.

Thursday, August 31, 2023

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North Atlantic Oscillation

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Saturday, August 26, 2023

Drab Majesty

A track off their forthcoming record.

Monday, August 21, 2023

Ben Folds

My wife and I really enjoyed seeing him and his band perform in Seattle last night.

Thursday, August 17, 2023

Stevie Nicks

Boy, this is truly a classic 80's video!

Wednesday, August 16, 2023


I always thought this was a clever, well produced song.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Monday, August 7, 2023


Todd Rundgren

A "cocktail lounge" version of the much loved Utopia song.

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Robin Taylor Zander

The son of Cheap Trick's front man has a new debut record.

Patti Smith Group

Monday, July 31, 2023

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Friday, July 28, 2023


Loved this band back in the day!

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Friday, July 21, 2023

Greta Van Fleet

New album out today (7-21-23).

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Brian May

The theme song for a childen's show back in the 80's.

Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Type O Negative

A darker take on the classic Seals and Crofts tune.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023


I remember listening to this album on a hot summer night 50 years ago.

West Indian Girl

Monday, July 17, 2023

Steve Hackett

SH performing a classic Genesis cut.

Saturday, July 15, 2023

Happy Birthday, Linda Ronstadt

The supremely talented, very sexy singer turns 77 today.

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Bee Gees

A really interesting older track. Kind of spooky, maybe even Goth sounding in places.

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Steely Dan

A song that seemed really subversive in 1973.

Monday, July 10, 2023

Sunday, July 9, 2023

Aurora Covers Nick Drake

A track off a recently released tribute album.

Saturday, July 8, 2023

Carly Simon

A song about having a hard time staying away from somebody you know is always ultimately going to let you down.

Thursday, July 6, 2023

Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Saturday, July 1, 2023

Thomas Price

My friend Tom has a great new digital album out. Here are links to a couple of places where you can purchase the songs!

Friday, June 30, 2023

Lucinda Williams

New album out today (6-30-23).

Thursday, June 29, 2023


New music from the Britpopsters.


Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Monday, June 26, 2023

All Them Witches

This is one of those long tracks you can just hang out with for a while.

Sunday, June 25, 2023

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Friday, June 23, 2023

Ben Folds

A track off his new album. My wife and I are going to see him play in Seattle 8/20/23.

Thursday, June 22, 2023

Dwight Yoakam

A blistering version of that old tune you might remember from the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

The Band

My favorite song of theirs.

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Todd Rundgren

The first song of his I ever heard. And I still love it.


Thursday, June 15, 2023

Alice Cooper

New music from A.C.

Wednesday, June 14, 2023

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

Sunday, June 11, 2023

Peter Frampton

I always felt this should have been a hit for PF.

Saturday, June 10, 2023

Friday, June 9, 2023

Peter Koppes

He is a former member of the Australian band The Churh.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Jane's Addiction

The Flaming Lips

I've always found this to be a very poignant tune.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Chris Rea

This was the first song of his I heard. But there are lots of other good ones as well.

Monday, June 5, 2023

Sunday, June 4, 2023


Saw this band in Portland last night. They were so great.

Saturday, June 3, 2023

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Tuesday, May 30, 2023


A track off a 2013 album. Pretty good record, I think I like it as much their second one.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Friday, May 26, 2023

Foo Fighters

A track off their new album due out 6-2-23.

Thursday, May 25, 2023

Teenage Fanclub

New music off an album due later this year.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Sunday, May 21, 2023


A song off their new album due out in September.

Friday, May 19, 2023

Happy Birthday, Pete Townshend

The rock god turns 78 on 5-19-23.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Tuesday, May 16, 2023

Joe Walsh

Wow, this album is now 45 years old.

Sunday, May 14, 2023

Van Halen

Some good stuff on this record.

Friday, May 12, 2023

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Chuck Prophet

I love the guitar on this song, very 70s.

Friday, May 5, 2023

The Lemon Twigs

Now, this is one serious self-pity song.

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Sunday, April 30, 2023

Don Henley Does Randy Newman

A track off Randy's sadly unappeciated rock opera.

Saturday, April 29, 2023

Rod Stewart

This song and video are SO 80's.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Stevie Wonder

A great jazz-rock-fusion track.

Monday, April 24, 2023

The Besnard Lakes

This guy's voice is amazing.

Sunday, April 23, 2023

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Foo Fighters

A cut off their new album, due out in June.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Steve Earle

A track off a new compilation that features country performers doing Rolling Stones songs.

Sunday, April 16, 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Ben Folds

New music from BF.

Smashing Pumpkins

A track off the new album due out 5-5-23.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Blue Oyster Cult

Some tasty pop metal from the mighty BOC.

Friday, April 7, 2023

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Crown Lands

A cut off their new album released 3-31-23.

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Fleetwood Mac

A beautiful track from the era before Lindsey and Stevie joined the crew.

Monday, March 27, 2023

Randy Newman

A track off the album that first turned me into a Randy fan.

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Pete Townshend

New solo music from the Who guitarist and songwriter.

Friday, March 24, 2023

The Keene Brothers

Robert Pollard of Guided by Voices fame teamed up with power pop legend Tommy Keene to do this record. I like it a lot.

Thursday, March 23, 2023


I always think of this as an "athletic" sounding song.

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

The Faces

What an awesome, wonderfully ragged rock 'n roll song. Sad these guys didn't stay together longer.

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Monday, March 20, 2023

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Friday, March 17, 2023

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Linda Ronstadt

She tackles a Warren Zevon tune.

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Monday, March 13, 2023

Saturday, March 11, 2023


I remember buying this record because I liked the cover. Eventually I heard it at every party I went to...

Friday, March 10, 2023

The Nude Party

A cut off new album released today (March 10th).


A track off their new album due out in May.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Monday, March 6, 2023

Happy Birthday, David Gilmour

The guitar hero turns 77 today.

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Friday, March 3, 2023


The title track off an album that will be released in May. By the way, I also highly recommend the documentary "The Sparks Brothers" (currently available on Netflix). Lots of fun.

Thursday, March 2, 2023


A track off one of the great overlooked albums of the Seventies, in my humble opinion.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Monday, February 27, 2023

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Death Valley Girls

A track off the new album released 3-24-23.

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Friday, February 24, 2023

Crown Lands

A track off their new album due out 3-31-23.

Thursday, February 23, 2023


The first version of the group.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

The Church

A track off their new album due out 2-24-23.

Monday, February 20, 2023

Sunday, February 19, 2023

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Bruce Hornsby

A cut off an album he released in 2022.

Monday, February 13, 2023

Sunday, February 12, 2023

Saturday, February 11, 2023

Matthew Sweet

One of the best power pop artists, in my opinion.

Friday, February 10, 2023

Thursday, February 9, 2023

Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Joe Guido Welsh

The sax is so great on this tune.

Monday, February 6, 2023

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Friday, February 3, 2023

Thursday, February 2, 2023


Amazingly sharp video considering it came out like forty years ago.

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Rest in Peace, Tom Verlaine

Another death that really stings for me. He was the lead guitarist and singer for one of the most interesting American punk/New Wave bands.

Guided by Voices

A cut off their new album. Surprisingly pretty.

The Asteroids Galaxy Tour

An updated version of the Marvin Gaye classic.

Friday, January 27, 2023

New York Dolls

I think this album has aged pretty well over the decades.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Warren Zevon

Warren was born on this day in 1947.

Sunday, January 22, 2023


David Gilmour

A track off my favorite album of the 80's.

Friday, January 20, 2023

Ty Tabor

Ty is the lead guitarist and co-lead singer for King's X.

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Rest in Peace, David Crosby

He was a very important figure in the history of American rock and roll.

The Three O'Clock

High energy New Wave from the early 80's.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Monday, January 16, 2023

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Friday, January 13, 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 2023


Interesting title...Tom Verlaine was the lead singer and guitarist for the band Television back in the 70's.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Sunday, January 8, 2023


Some mighty fine funk, y'all.

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Friday, January 6, 2023


A track off their recent album "Lucifer on the Sofa". I like pretty much every song on there.

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Linda Ronstadt

Iggy Pop

A track off the new album due out 1-6-23.

Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Tuesday, January 3, 2023


One band decided in 1976 we'd all spent enough time in the country.

Monday, January 2, 2023

The Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde is always funny and kind of scrappy live.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Mamas Gun

Some brand new sweet soul sounds.


A cover version of a tune originally done by the Korgis.